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Transplants: Introduction

Transplants: Each year more than 19,000 transplants are performed in the United States. An additional 56,000 critically ill people in this country are waiting to ... more about Transplants.

Transplants: The transplantation of any tissue into an individual. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Transplants is available below.

Symptoms of Transplants

  • Pain and discomfort following transplant surgery
  • Organ rejection
  • Other symptoms may occur depending on the transplanted organ
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Treatments for Transplants

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Transplants: Deaths

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Transplants: Complications

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Causes of Transplants

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Article Excerpts about Transplants

Stories of Discovery Immune Tolerance Improving Transplantation Success: NIAID (Excerpt)

Each year more than 19,000 transplants are performed in the United States. An additional 56,000 critically ill people in this country are waiting to receive an organ transplant that could forestall further disability or death from conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure, liver disease, and diabetes. Although advances derived from transplantation research have improved rates of transplant success and patient survival, problems such as complications from immunosuppressive therapy remain to be solved. (Source: excerpt from Stories of Discovery Immune Tolerance Improving Transplantation Success: NIAID)

Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Replacement of a diseased organ with a healthy one. A kidney transplant may come from a living donor , usually a relative, or from someone who has just died. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)


Medical advances have made it possible to transplant numerous organs and tissues from one human being (the donor) into another (the recipient) to treat life-threatening diseases. In many cases, transplantation is the only viable treatment available. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are affected by diseases that result in the need for transplantation, yet only tens of thousands of people receive transplants. (Source: excerpt from ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION: NWHIC)

Definitions of Transplants:

(surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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  1. Transplants: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Deaths
  6. Complications

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