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Organ Transplants

 

 

1. Heart transplant

 

A healthy heart from a donor who has suffered brain death is used to replace a patient’s damaged or diseased heart.

 

2. Lung transplant

 

One lung or both lungs from a recently deceased donor are used to replace a patient’s diseased lung or lungs.

 

3. Liver transplant

 

A patient’s diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver graft from a donor. Donor livers can be obtained from deceased donors, or a family member may choose to donate a portion of his liver to the patient.

 

4. Pancreas transplant

 

.This type of transplant is commonly done on type 1 diabetics whose pancreas don’t work properly.

 

5. Cornea transplant

 

Corneal donation restores vision to those blinded by corneal disease. A damaged or cloudy cornea can be replaced surgically with a healthy, normal cornea, donated by another individual , during a corneal transplantation.

 

6. Trachea transplant

 

The windpipe or trachea is a cartilaginous tube descending from the larynx to the bronchi and into the lungs. A trachea transplant can help patients who suffer from hardening and narrowing of their windpipe.

7. Kidney transplant

 

A kidney for transplant can be taken from a living or dead donor.

 

 

8. Skin transplant

 

Donor skin has been found to be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from severe burn injuries, acting as a temporary dressing and allowing and promote healing until a patient is ready for grafting using his own skin.

 

9. Vascular tissues transplant

 

Transplanting vascular tissues that circulate blood around the body can help relieve symptoms of breathlessness, tiredness and dizzy spells in patients with severe cardiovascular conditions.

Vascular tisues can be donated up to 24 hours after deat

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