Can hair be transplanted from another person? Is this even remotely possible or in the possible future at all? We transplant skin, organs, etc from other donars. Why not hair?
Medical science has made it possible to transplant human organs such as heart, kidney, liver, or other critical organs from one person to another. However, the recipients of these organs have to be on life-long immune suppressing medications, which make them prone to life threatening infections. Otherwise, the transplanted organs would be rejected by the recipient’s immune system. Even the face transplant that hit the news recently required these dangerous medications to prevent the rejection of the face on that particular patients.
Hair, being an organ, can be transplanted from one person to another; however, to stop your body from rejecting the hair, dangerous drugs would have to be taken. As balding is not life threatening, taking these dangerous drugs may produce life threatening infections and this risk makes person to person hair transplants not acceptable by medical standards.