Organ transplant is a treatment that involves the surgical removal of a healthy organ and transplanting it into the recipient?s body to replace a damaged or failed organ. It is a lifesaving procedure that gives the recipient a new lease on life.

Before an organ transplant procedure, the organ of the donor has to be matched with that of the recipient based upon several characteristics, including size of the organ and blood type.

Organ transplantation is, however, associated with certain risks such as the possibility of organ rejection. When the immune system of the recipient?s body attacks the new organ, it leads to various complications and organ rejection. If you undergo an organ transplantation procedure, you must take drugs and prescribed medications for the rest of your life.

The types of transplants available include heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, pediatric transplant, pancreas transplant, cell transplant, intestinal transplant and bone marrow transplant. A recipient has to undergo several tests and wait a long time before getting the transplant.

A heart transplant replaces a diseased or damaged heart with a healthy one. Persons with a heart failure often opt for a heart transplant. In a kidney transplant, the failed kidney is removed and a donor?s kidney is placed inside the recipient?s body and connected with veins and arteries.

Lung transplants are done in people who are likely to die within 1-2 years. The procedure involves removing the diseased lung and replacing the same with a healthy lung from a deceased person.

A bone marrow transplant is most common that involves transplanting a healthy bone marrow taken from the donor?s body and transplanting it into the recipient?s body. Intestinal transplant, on the other hand, is the surgical replacement of the small bowel for acute or chronic cases of intestinal failure.

No matter, whichever transplant procedure you go through, your body has to adapt to the new organ to ensure proper functioning.

Transplants Treatments

BMT- Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic anemia is a severe bone marrow disorder characterized by a hypocellular and a pancytopenia bone marrow. It is primarily an acute condition that attacks children and young adults, but it can occur at any age. Aplastic anemia is inherited or acquired, although it is ...

BMT- Autologous

Autologous bone marrow transplant uses a person’s own stem cells for transplantation in his/her body. The healthy stem cells collected are stored, frozen and later used for transplantation. The procedure involves replacing damaged stem cells that have been destroyed by ...

BMT- Thalassemia

Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) offers a potential medical cure for thalassemia. The procedure involves the removal of thalassemia-producing cells with healthy donor cells taken from a matching donor. The risk factors that impact the outcome of HCT include the ...

Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is a procedure carried out in a person suffering from excessive hair loss. Hair transplant treatment involves removing hair follicles from a portion of the body (called donor site) and planting the same to a balding portion of the body (called recipient ...

Kidney Transplant

Patients with end-stage renal disease are treated with a kidney transplant procedure. The procedure involves removing a healthy kidney from a deceased donor or a living donor and transplanting it into the recipient’s body. Before the kidney transplant procedure, it is ...

Liver Transplant

Liver transplantation is also known as hepatic transplantation that involves the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver taken from a donor. The commonly used technique in the procedure is called orthotopic transplantation. Liver transplant treatment is a viable ...

Stemcell/Bone Marrow Transplant

The procedure replaces damaged bone marrow with healthy bone marrow (also called stem cells). Bone marrow is described as the soft, spongy tissues found inside your bones. The function of bone marrow plays an important role in producing red blood cells, white blood cells and ...