Transplants involve the donation of organs from one person to another and are the best possible treatment for most people with organ failure. Kidney transplants are the most commonly performed. Transplants of the heart, liver and lungs are also regularly carried out. As medicine advances, other vital organs including the pancreas and small bowel are being used in transplants. Tissue such as corneas, heart valves, skin and bone can also be donated.
This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/categories/transplants
Visit www.medicalnewstoday.com for medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day.
2017 Healthline Media UK Ltd. All rights reserved. MNT is the registered trade mark of Healthline Media. Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.