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Organs from deceased donors are screened thoroughly. It is important to determine if the donor has an infection that could be transmitted to recipients through the transplanted organs and/or tissues. In past years, donated organs that tested positive for hepatitis C were discarded. However, according to some of the latest [...]
Following transplant, you will need to take medications to prevent your body from attacking/ rejecting your new organ(s). These medications are called immunosuppressants. You will likely be on a combination of these medications as each of the medications work in different areas of the immune system. The reason for using [...]
Living donor liver transplant offers some patients a speedier alternative to waiting for a deceased donor liver. Patients generally have a shorter waiting period and experience fewer health complications if a living donor option exists. You and your medical team are able to select the ideal timing of your surgery. [...]
The problem with organ transplantation is that there can only be as many transplants as there are organs available. This means sick individuals sometimes wait months or years before receiving a life-saving transplant. Mayo Clinic continues to be a leader in transplant innovations with the goal to transform the way [...]
Once you embark on the transplant journey, you will find yourself intricately connected to your transplant team. From pre-transplant visits to yearly follow-ups after transplant, you might feel like you see your transplant care team more than you see your extended family. At many transplant centers including programs at Mayo [...]