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One question we get asked a lot is, can I get my sister or brother or family member to donate their hair for my hair transplant? They have a lot of hair while my hair is very thin. It sounds like a great plan. Unfortunately, every individual is unique and different in their genetic make-up. That means our bodies will reject any body tissue (including hair) not recognised as our own, even if it is from our close relatives. How about kidney transplant or liver transplant you might ask. Yes those procedures exist as a life-saving operation, because without a functioning kidney or liver, the patient will not live. For such life-saving operations, the donor and recipient must undergo a very thorough screening process to ensure that the organ is a close match to the patient’s, to minimise any chances of organ rejection.