Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources
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Organ donor's reported ancestry depends on question format - Medical Xpress

Organ donor's reported ancestry depends on question format - Medical Xpress | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

For years, medicine has relied on self-reported race/ethnicity as the basis of an array of decisions, from risk for disease to matching of organ and tissue donors with recipients.

 

However with the increasing recognition of the importance of genetic matching based on sophisticated bioinformatics particularly in bone marrow transplantation the validity of self reported race/ethnicity is now being called into question.

 

The results of research into this very topic have now been reported online and a summary of the research can be viewed by clicking on the banner headline.

Deborah Verran's insight:

For bone marrow transplantation close genetic matching between the donor and the recipient is essential, whereas for most types of solid organ transplantation (except for kidneys) this is not as critical.

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Kidney Donor May Have Passed On Skin Cancer - MedPage Today

Kidney Donor May Have Passed On Skin Cancer - MedPage Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Ground breaking research is summarized in this online article providing evidence that a Kidney Donor may have passed on skin cancer to their recipient.

 

The report is of research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. This is the first convincing evidence of a direct contribution from the kidney donor to the recipients skin cancer. Cells from the skin tumour in the recipient were found to contain the donor genotype.

 

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

This will need to be confirmed with further research. The implications being that skin cancer in kidney transplant recipients may be a more complex entity than previously thought.

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