Are organ transplants between males and females feasible?

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Can organs be transplanted from a person of one sex into an individual of the opposite sex?
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Are organ transplants between males and females feasible?
« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2011 11:31:39 »
That's an excellent question, and one I'd not thought about - wouldn't one of the problems be size matching?  I would assume female organs would, on average, be a bit smaller than male ones...

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« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2011 13:34:17 »
heterosexual spouses can donate a kidney to their other half ...

http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/content/53/4/854.full.pdf

[but do they have to give it back if they divorce ?  [:)] ]

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Are organ transplants between males and females feasible?
« Reply #3 on: 08/05/2011 10:16:11 »
Wouldn't it depend MHC compatibility? Surely that is in-determinant of sex? Although woman are more prone to auto-immune disease but that is a side issue.
Size matching is always an issue but not determined by gender, more by age, height, build and general genetic make up.
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