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Tissue typing in organ transplantation, with guest Reut Hod Dvorai, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Specialists check for compatibility of donors and recipients

Making sure transplanted kidneys and other organs are not rejected is a big part of the work in a histocompatibility lab. How organ donors are matched to recipients is explained by Reut Hod Dvorai, PhD, director of the histocompatibility, or tissue-typing, lab at Upstate. She also explains how her specialty, relatively unknown to the public, evolved alongside the field of transplantation.