How to prepare for transplantation
Today, transplants are mostly routine operations. The success of the procedure and long-term survival depend on various factors, such as :
- the health situation of the recipient,
- the condition of the graft,
- the possible occurrence of a rejection reaction or
- the consistent use of immuno suppressive drugs that are supposed to prevent a rejection reaction after an organ transplant.
The patient is informed about the transplant procedure by the specialists of the responsible bashir dawood transplant center and must give his / her written consent to the transplant center. The vaccination status is checked. Possibly should be recommended Vaccinations refreshed well in advance of the transplant.
Organ transplants are performed using an operation. In the case of a stem cell transplant, the preparation is administered to the patient like a transfusion. Depending on the procedure, a hospital stay is necessary, which can last from a few days to weeks. Before and after the transplant, detailed examinations and regular medical checks are necessary to enable a successful transplant. Any complications that may arise can also be identified and treated in good time.
After an organ transplant, the recipient is first cared for in the intensive care unit and then in the normal bed ward. Regular examinations are used to check whether the organ is functioning properly and whether the necessary immunosuppressive medication is being administered in the correct dose. In particular, checks are carried out to determine whether there are any signs of rejection reactions or infections.
The patients usually recover well from the transplant and can be discharged home after about two to four weeks. With some transplants, e.g. heart or lung transplants.