Transplantation is the surgical removal of a healthy organ from one person for placement into another person to replace a sick or injured organ. This website focuses on heart, liver, and kidney transplants.
Preparing for and recovering from a transplant can be challenging. There are physical and emotional ups and downs that may be frustrating. Knowing what to expect can help you be prepared and stay the course.
It's a good idea to learn about the transplant process and what you can do to prepare.
It's important that you work with your doctor to start the process of getting on the national transplant waiting list, called United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS).
For those receiving a kidney or liver transplant, there is another option. It's called a living donation.
Keep your cell phone charged and check for messages often.
Waiting for a transplant can be stressful. Use this time to plan for your surgery and recovery.
In the time leading up to your transplant, it's a good idea to become familiar with the process so you know what to expect before, during, and after surgery.
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions. You may have some of the same questions whether you are newly diagnosed or recovering from transplant surgery.
As a care partner (also called caregiver), you are a member of the transplant team. Your role is important to your loved one's treatment and recovery.