Organ donation is the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from an organ donor and placing it in another person. Organ transplantation is necessary when the organ of the patient has lost its function or has been damaged by a disease or an injury.
Organ transplantation is one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. While the success rate of liver, heart and kidney transplants is high in Turkey, pancreas transplants are also performed recently.
Although organ transplantation can give patients a healthy life and a longer life expectancy, it is also a major surgery that carries potential risks and disadvantages such as organ rejection.
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A kidney transplant is a procedure in which a new donor kidney is placed in your body. The transplant is usually done because of kidney failure. After the transplant, your new kidney will start doing the job of the old kidney that has lost its function.
From whom is the transplanted kidney taken?
Kidneys to be transplanted surgically are provided by living donors and deceased donors. Living donors are usually close family members and, in some cases, spouses of the patient. Kidneys from deceased donors are usually taken from people who agree to donate their kidneys by signing organ donation cards before they die. Donation permission can also be given by the deceased's family at the time of death.
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A liver transplant can be performed when the liver no longer functions adequately (liver failure) due to complications from an infection or certain medications or conditions.
When is a liver transplant necessary?
Liver transplantation is considered when the liver can no longer function adequately (liver failure). Two possible causes of liver failure are an acute (sudden) liver failure from infection or complications from certain medications.
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