Which Organs Can Be Donated And Transplanted?
Ever wonder just what exactly can be donated in transplanted? Below you'll find information regarding which organs and tissues are able to be transplanted and some of the diseases that transplantation can help treat and cure!
Corneal transplants replace disease or scarred corneal tissue with healthy tissue from an organ donor.
Conditions treated include Fouchs' dystrophy, corneal ulcers, and corneal degeneration.
Heart transplants are performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease.
Conditions treated include congenital heart disease, CHF, CAD, and Cardiomyopathy.
This is the last resort for patients with end-stage lung disease, this can be a single or double lung transplant.
Conditions treated include COPD, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis.
This replaces disease or scarred liver, transplants can come from both deceased and living donors.
Conditions treated include cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C or alcohol abuse, Haemochromatosis, and Wilson's Disease
This places a healthy pancreas from a donor into a person whose pancreas no longer functions. Almost all pancreas transplants are done to treat type 1 diabetes.
This is the most common transplant in the US, it treats patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Conditions treated include: hypertension, diabetes, hereditary kidney disease, and patients suffering from failing kidneys due to drug therapy side effects
This is a last resort treatment option for patients with intestinal failure.
Conditions treated include short bowel syndrome, congenital malformations, and inflammatory bowel disease.
These tissues are used to repair burns, replace ligaments, repair deformities, and restore mobility to people.
These are used to prevent amputations, reduce pain, and increase mobility
These restore mobility and repair joints, they are used in reconstructive surgeries.