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Heart transplant

Heart transplant A heart transplant is an operation in which the diseased heart in a person is replaced with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. Ninety percent of heart transplants are performed on patients with end-stage heart failure. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is damaged or weakened and can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. “End-stage” means the condition has become so severe that all treatments, other than heart transplant, have failed.

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Kidney Transplantation

Kidney Transplantation Kidney Transplantation Definition Kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure to remove a healthy, functioning kidney from a living or brain-dead donor and implant it into a patient with non-functioning kidneys.National Transplant Waiting List By Organ Type (June 2000) Organ Needed Number Waiting Kidney 48,349 Liver 15,987 Heart 4,139 Lung 3,695 Kidney-Pancreas 2,437 Pancreas 942 Heart-Lung 212 Intestine 137

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Pancreatic Transplant – Pancreas Transplant

Pancreatic Transplant – Pancreas Transplant In pancreas transplantation, a healthy pancreas is removed from a organ donor who is brain dead and implanted into a person whose own pancreas has failed. The recipient’s failed pancreas is not removed. Pancreas transplantation is used to treat diabetes. In just about all cases, the diabetes is the form that affects children and young adults, known as type I diabetes. It is a long-term condition in which the pancreas is no longer able to…

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