DailyDirt: Making Backups Of Your Organs

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Organ transplant procedures are becoming amazingly complex and reliable. Still, it's a good idea to try to keep your original equipment in good working order. But if you do start having an organ fail on you, it's nice to know there are some options -- and the options are getting better. Here are just a few advances in getting donor organs that don't necessarily involve other people dying. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: biotech, chimerism, health, hearts, kidneys, medicine, organ transplant, stem cells, xenotransplantation


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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Mar 2016 @ 6:02pm

    > so it's a bit easier to find "spare" kidneys than, say, livers.

    OTOH, livers can regenerate unlike, say, kidneys.

    Just sayin'.

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      Ninja (profile), 31 Mar 2016 @ 4:34am

      Re:

      That's what I thought. You can grow an entire liver from a piece of it. Truth be said, the surgical process to cut a liver without screwing up with the blood vessels is more convoluted though.

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