When is a ptosis transplant not a transplant?
A new study has shown that when people receive a transplanted organ from a donor, the transplant is not a standard transplantation.
The research team found that when they analysed data from more than 4,000 people with an organ transplant, they found that transplants from donors who had a prior history of heart disease or had a recent history of transplant failure were more likely to survive than transplants with a healthy donor.
But the team said that this did not mean that organ transplants were less likely to be successful.
“This is important for people who are concerned that they might not be able to donate their organs,” said Professor Stephen Gershwin from the University of Sheffield.
“We need to know whether these transplants are doing well.”
If there is a higher chance of a successful transplant, we may need to reconsider how to make sure people receive transplants that are less likely or risky.
“The study was published in the journal PLOS One.
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