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Tissue Transplant

There are various transplants which can be performed using tissue from a deceased donor or a living donor. These transplants are indicated in a wide range of illnesses or malfunctions which, although in some cases do not compromise the the patient’s life, significantly reduce quality of life.

In contrary to what happens with organs, there is no waiting list to receive a tissue transplants. The waiting time is the time it takes to detect ideal tissue for each patient. When a doctor treating a patient needs tissue, he/she orders it from a bank and they begin a search. If it is not found, they wait until the required tissue arrives at the bank. In the case of umbilical cord blood, peripherical blood and bone marrow, the unit searches through REDMO and other international banks.

Occular tissue

Indicated for visual problems caused by deterioration of the front part of the occular globe.

Vascular tissue

Indicated to restore and improve circulation deficiencies in certain parts of the body.

Valve tissue

Indicated to replace non-fuctioning valves.

Skeletal muscle tissue

Given its multiple indications, it is the most common tissue transplant.

Skin

Indicated in patients who have suffered serious burns and in certain types of ulcers.

Amniotic membrane

Indicated to reconstruct and treat injuries to the occular surface.

Hematopoietic progenitor cells

Indicated to treat congenital and acquired illnesses which affect the bone marrow.

Tissues and cells for advanced therapies

Part of what is called regerative medicine is based on treatment of some illnesses caused by loss of cell function.

Autologous transplants

Transplans of semen, ovarian tissue, parathyroides and cranial calotes proceeding from the patient him/herself.

Pancreatic islets

An alternative to pancreatic transplants.

Compound tissue transplant

Transplant of the face, arms and legs.

Altruistic donation of umbilical cord blood