Why can’t certain organs such as the pancreas or brain be transplanted? (what other organs cannot be transplanted?)

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Why can’t certain organs such as the pancreas or brain be transplanted? (what other organs cannot be transplanted?)

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The brain cannot be transplanted because the brain is you. If you take your brain & & put it in a different body then you have a new body. Put a different brain in your old body and that body is no longer you.

So most of the time a brain transplant should be referred to as a body transplant.

Pancreas can be transplanted

It is possible to do a pancreas transplant, but it’s indicated only in people who have also a kidney failure, therefore it’s a double transplant, kidney and pancreas.

Keep in mind that when you receive a transplant of any kind you’ll have to do a immunosuppressive treatment for the rest of your life. It’s far more easy and safe to use insulin and enzymes for the rest of your life!

Would moving a brain to a new skull be possible? Isn’t every skull just a bit different shaped? I assume you can’t just jam it in there and call it a day.

Brain transplant is just too complicated to do right now, too many connections.

Also you grew that brain and got used to that body during your childhood. Other bodies wired differently, nobody knows whether a brain could acclimate to the new body without serious life support.

One thing is sure, you would need to lelearn how to walk talk and do pretty much everything. there are slight differences between person to person.