Centros de Histocompatibilidade

Os Centros de Histocompatibilidade do Norte, do Centro e do Sul foram integrados no Administrações Regionais de Saúde, IP do Norte, Centro e Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, respectivamente. Eles foram agrupados funcionalmente a nível nacional, mantendo, para o efeito, um nome comum para Lusotransplante.

  • Realizam estudos laboratoriais de imunogenética, imunobiologia e das doenças transmissíveis, aplicados à transplantação de órgãos, tecidos e células, em dadores e receptores, nos períodos pré e pós-transplantação.
  • Mantêm o registo nacional de dadores voluntários de medula óssea, designado CEDACE – Centro Nacional de Dadores de Células de Medula Óssea, Estaminais ou de Sangue do Cordão, bem como a actividade de Centro de Dadores na respectiva área de influência.
  • Asseguram a manutenção e actualização da base de dados de âmbito nacional, necessária para o seguimento dos doentes pré e pós-transplantados, bem como a escolha do par dador-receptor em transplantação renal.
  • Asseguram a gestão da lista de espera para transplantação renal.
  • Desenvolvem a actividade de investigação no âmbito da transplantação de órgãos, tecidos e células e medicina regenerativa.
  • Desenvolvem a criopreservação de tecidos e células para transplantação.
  • Mantêm um arquivo biológico de doentes e dadores.

Harmony Harmony
The south transplant center, used this website?

Megan Megan
O centro de transplante do Sul, usou esse site?

Tyler Tyler
Previously yes, but not anymore. This website is undergoing redevelopment.

David David
Anteriormente, sim, mas não agora. Este site está passando por remodelação


Histocompatibility Centers

The Centers for Histocompatibility North, Central and South were in the Regional Health Administrations: North, Central and South/Lisbon. They had a common function nationally, for organ transplantation.

  • Perform laboratory studies of immunogenetics, immunobiology and communicable diseases, applied to the transplantation of organs, tissues and cells in donors and recipients, pre and post transplant.
  • Maintain the national registry of volunteer bone marrow donors, designated CEDACE – National Center Donor Bone Marrow Cells, Stem or Cord Blood as well as the activity of Donor Centers.
  • Maintain and update the national database, required for the monitoring of pre and post – transplant patients, as well as the choice of the donor-recipient pairs in renal transplantation.
  • Management of the waiting list for kidney transplantation.
  • Develop research activity within the transplantation of organs, tissues and cells and regenerative medicine.
  • Developing cryopreservation of tissues and cells for transplantation.
  • Maintain a file of patients and biological donors.

Contactos: / Contacts:
Megan Megan
I don’t think any of these websites or centers exist anymore.

Harmony Harmony
Eu não acho que qualquer um desses sites ou centros existe mais.


Centro de Histocompatibilidade do Norte
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias – Pav. “Maria Fernanda”
4200-465 PORTO
Telefone: 225573470

Centro de Histocompatibilidade do Centro
Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, Edif. S. Jerónimo, 4.º piso
Apartado 9041
3001-301 COIMBRA
Telefone: 239480700

Centro de Histocompatibilidade do Sul
Alameda das Linhas de Torres, n.º 117
1769-001 LISBOA
Telefone: 217504100

Harmony Harmony
This was an important website. What is going to happen with it?

Megan Megan
Este foi um website importante. O que vai acontecer com ele?

David David
It will still contain some transplantation information.

Tyler Tyler
É ainda conterá algumas informações transplante .


Main Conditions to register as a potential bone marrow donor

  • Between 18 and 45 years
  • Minimum weight of 50kg
  • Taller than 1.5m
  • Be healthy
  • Have never received transfusions after 1980

Exclusions from registering as a Bone Marrow Donor

  • Morbid Obesity, even in cases of placement Band or Gastric Bypass
  • Heart disease
  • Hepatitis B or C, at some time in life
  • Cancer, current or past
  • Autoimmune diseases ( rheumatoid arthritis, lupus )
  • Infectious diseases
  • Renal failure
  • Thyroid Pathology
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic anemia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Fibromyalgia
  • glaucoma
  • Not understand the English language in both its oral and written form
  • Not having established residence in Portugal.

Principais condições para se inscrever como potencial Dador de Medula óssea

  • Ter entre 18 e 45 anos
  • Peso mínimo de 50kg
  • Altura superior a 1,5m
  • Ser saudável
  • Nunca ter recebido transfusões após 1980

Quem não se pode registar como Dador de Medula óssea no Registo Português?
Não poderá registar-se como Dador de Medula Óssea se tiver pelos menos uma das seguintes condições:

  • Obesidade Mórbida, mesmo nos casos de colocação de Banda ou Bypass Gástrico
  • Patologia Cardíaca
  • Hepatite B ou C, alguma vez na vida
  • Doença Oncológica
  • Transfusão de sangue depois de 1980
  • Doenças Auto-imune (Artrite Reumatóide, Lúpus)
  • Doenças infecto-contagiosas
  • Insuficiência renal
  • Patologia da Tiróide
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia Crónica
  • Hérnia Discal
  • Fibromialgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Não compreender a língua portuguesa tanto na sua forma oral como escrita
  • Não ter residência estabelecida em Portugal

Megan Megan
Give us some hints about what is coming.

Harmony Harmony
Dê-nos algumas dicas sobre o que está por vir.



transplant chsul donation chsulThis Portuguese website previously had strong links to societies and governmental health agencies that deliver care for renal failure patients, and the attendant health care problems that occur while on transplant waiting lists. The process of donating kidneys, donor issues, compatibility, and so on. Post transplant care and various organizations that are related. As you know, diabetes and heart disease are co-morbidities, and very common diseases in their own right. So there is a lot of medical educational material to cover, in the rejuvenation of this website.

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My plan is to start by making blog posts from people who have things to say about their transplants and the sometimes heartbreaking things that happen before or after the transplant. And some success stories too, to warm our hearts.

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How I Lost Weight And Donated A Kidney

h9991470_001_1About five years ago I started what was to be the most difficult but rewarding journey of my entire life. My brother Jim had been diagnosed with a serious kidney condition. For months, our entire family worried that his condition might KIDNEY-TRANSPLANTmean his life would end tragically early. Eventually the hospital gave us the good news we had been hoping for. Jim’s condition could be treated but he would need a kidney transplant within a year. As Jim’s brother, I was seen as the best possible match to be a renal transplant donor. I was more than willing to donate in order to save and improve Jim’s life. There was one catch though. My weight meant I was officially obese and unsuited to donating.

I will never forget sitting in the hospital consultation room that day Obesity clinic patientand the mixture of feelings, thoughts and emotions I experienced. I desperately wanted to help Jim and found it difficult to accept that my body weight was stopping me from providing him with the kidney he so desperately needed. I will never forget the patience with which the doctor treated me that day. He calmly and carefully helped me understand that I could exercisestill provide Jim with the kidney he needed so long as I could get out of the obesity classification in time to donate. This would mean I had to lose a significant amount of weight in about 9 months.

When I left the hospital that day, I felt equally determined and scared. I had tried for years to lose weight and had even succeeded at shedding some excess pounds now and then. The problem was they would seem to pile back on and this gradually decreased my motivation to even attempt a healthy lifestyle as time went on. I had never had as much motivation or incentive as I had that day though. I was worried that I would struggle to lose the weight, but was equally determined that I now had the drive I needed to stick to a diet and finally get back to a healthy weight.
The first month or so of the diet was the hardest for me. Switching from my favorite foods to a healthier eating plan was difficult. I felt I was missing out on my usual snacks and sodas, but every time I felt that way I thought of Jim and overcame my cravings. I stuck a photograph of Jim on the fridge and above the exercise to give transplantweighing scales. His health provided me with the motivation I needed to stick to healthy eating and resist the temptations I faced daily. Each and every time I weighed man-lose-weight-loose-jeans-06072011-440-medium_newmyself and saw the pounds falling off increased my resolve.

Perhaps the happiest moment of my life was the day when I was told I could finally donate. It gave joy to not only myself and Jim, but to our entire family. Donating a kidney to Jim had turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Not only did my donation manage to save his life and improve his health but also improved mine. To this day I look and feel better than ever before. Losing weight to help Jim was the best decision I ever made.

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Getting Fit After My Renal Transplant

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ei_2597Anyone who has undergone a renal transplant knows that there is a better chance of full recovery and returning to a normal lifestyle if you exercise. I followed this advice and it was the best thing that I ever did to help me through the recovery of my kidney transplant. The doctors told me that if I was able to get involved in sports and fitness exercises that it would help my recovery but that it would also enhance my cardiovascular fitness.

Achieving a new level of fitness was a challenge for me because there were years of physical reconditioning and my physical state had a significant effect on my emotional state. Prior to the surgery it was hard to imagine that I would ever be motivated enough to renalactually improve my fitness through exercise.

Although the doctors were giving me advice to work out after the surgery, I was also warned that there might be some impediments to my success with a program of fitness and sports activities following my transplant. I had been on long-term dialysis walking-along-beachwhich affected the way my body was able to metabolize minerals and I was at risk of renal osteodystrophy, which meant that bone fractures were a significant risk with any exercise program. Certain medications for renal patients can cause weaknesses that make bone structures vulnerable to weight bearing activities so I had to be very careful.

Because of these medications, I always had muscle and joint pain before the renal transplant. Moving around was always a challenge, particularly when I tried to sit down or get back up, so I was concerned that this pain might be a problem when I tried to exercise after my surgery.

walkingThe first full day after my surgery, I was able to walk in the hospital room with the nurse to relieve some pressure that had built up. This was my first “exercise” and I found that there was very little pain from the surgery. I walked even more the day after that, and every day I was able to walk a little more and a week after the surgery I was able to use the stairs. This was something that I had always avoided prior to the surgery because of the pain it caused. After I was discharged to my home, I began to walk every day, and after about a month, I increased my activity level a little bit more each week until I was able to run again.
I started to become active enough that my doctor recommended a three-phase approach to my workout sessions. I first begin with a warm-up routine that includes some stretching, then I get into my “conditioning phase” and then a cool down.

Transplant_Physio_12These days, my conditioning phase includes different things on different days, but I can now jog almost daily, and sometimes I will run a 5k to increase the intensity. On other days I’ll use a weight machine and work on my muscle building exercises. The first few months I found it very helpful to keep a workout record, and now I try to exercise in some way every day without fail. I feel better than ever and am glad that I started my exercise program as soon as I was able to after surgery.

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Side Effects of Bone Marrow Transplantation

Transplantation of bone marrow is a serious thing and it requires the individuals to go through so many days of treatment. This is a substantial change that is occurring to the body and so it can cause so many side effects. The individual who undergoes bone marrow So-what's-atransplantation can have substantial weight loss. The higher dose of chemotherapy is something that can make the individuals go through a difficult period after the transplantation of bone marrow. There are chances for the individuals to go through a worst time if they have gone through radiotherapy for the whole body. Once when you start having the blood count get raised there are chances for you to feel much better. There are chances for the treatments to cause the issues of infertility.


Risk of Having Infection:

121224071623-bone-marrow-transplant-2-story-topAfter undergoing the treatment, there are chances for you to have lower count of blood cells. This can clearly state that you are under the risk of undergoing some kind of infection. There are chances for the individuals to get the kind of infection from the bacteria that are harmless in the digestive system or that is always present on skin. There are chances for bonebloodmffyou to get the medicines like mouthwashes and antibiotics for the purpose of preventing infection. They also may ask you to have shower daily. There are chances for you to easily get infection from food also and there are certain restrictions that are implemented on the diet of yours. You should always have clean and cooked food. Fruits can be peeled and washed well. You should not have eggs and cheese that are lightly cooked or uncooked.



AnemiaSymptomsThe count of the red blood corpuscles can reduce substantially after the bone marrow transplantation. There are chances for you to feel much tired and can lack energy if the RBC count is very low. There are also chances for you to feel difficulty in breathing when you are moving around. The nurse who takes care of you can check the levels of blood cells regularly. There are chances for the individuals to feel high temperature and the shivery feeling with the anemia.




platelets bleed
The level of platelets can also fall substantially with the treatments. The platelets can cause the blood to clot. If you are observing any nosebleeds, blood in urine, bruises on skin and bleeding when bowels are opened then there are chances for you to feel much bad. You can consult your doctor and get the issue solved in much easier manner. If the issue is not given care then there are chances for the individuals to face so many problems that can make the issue worst for the individual.


Diarrhea and Sickness:

There are chances for the individual who has undergone bone marrow transplantation to have the problem of diarrhea. It should be taken care of, otherwise there are chances for you to lose weight substantially and feel much weaker. These things should be reduced within couple of weeks.