Organ Transplantation

What is transplantation?

When an organ from one person is surgically removed and placed into another person it is known as organ transplantation. In situations where a person’s organ has failed due to illness or injury, the only option they have to recover is to undergo organ transplantation.

What are the organ that can be donated?

Solid organs that can be transplanted include: Heart, lung, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestine. Tissues that can be transplanted include: Cornea, bone, cartilage, skin, vein and heart valves.