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Monday, March 23, 2015

Poland 2015 Stamp Issue
Organ transplantation






:: POLAND
 :: THEME: Organ transplantation
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 1.75 PLN
   :: ISSUE DATE: 20 March 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: Maciej Jędrysik




:: Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the person's own body, to replace the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative medicine is allowing scientists and engineers to create organs to be re-grown from the person's own cells (stem cells, or cells extracted from the failing organs). Organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person's body are called autografts. Transplants that are recently performed between two subjects of the same species are called allografts. Allografts can either be from a living or cadaveric source.



:: ORGANS AND TISSUES TRANSPLANTED 
:: CHEST 
Heart (deceased-donor only)
Lung (deceased-donor and living-related lung transplantation)
Heart/Lung (deceased-donor and domino transplant)

:: ABDOMEN 
Kidney (deceased-donor and living-donor)
Liver (deceased-donor and living-donor)
Pancreas (deceased-donor only)
Intestine (deceased-donor and living-donor)
Stomach (deceased-donor only)
Testis

:: TISSUES, CELLS AND FLUIDS 
Hand (deceased-donor only)
Cornea (deceased-donor only)
Skin, including face replant (autograft) and face transplant (extremely rare)
Islets of Langerhans (pancreas islet cells) (deceased-donor and living-donor)
Bone marrow/Adult stem cell (living-donor and autograft)
Blood transfusion/Blood Parts Transfusion (living-donor and autograft)
Blood Vessels (autograft and deceased-donor)
Heart Valve (deceased-donor, living-donor and xenograft [porcine/bovine])
Bone (deceased-donor and living-donor)


:: Transplantation in obese individuals 
Until recently, people labeled as obese were not considered appropriate candidates for renal transplantation. In 2009, the physicians at the University of Illinois Medical Center performed the first robotic kidney transplantation in an obese recipient and have continued to transplant people with Body Mass Index (BMI)’s over 35 using robotic surgery. As of January 2014, over 100 people that would otherwise be turned down because of their weight have successfully been transplanted.


ISSUE DATE: 20 March 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 1.75 PLN
CIRCULATION: 400 000
STAMP DESIGN: Maciej Jędrysik
CARD SIZE: 39.5mm x 31.25mm
SHEET LAYOUT: 50 stamps in sheet
PAPER: fluorescent
PRINTING: photogravure


Transplantologia / Organ transplantation

SINGLE MINT STAMP




Transplantologia / Organ transplantation

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