Organ Transplant

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What is an organ transplant?

An organ transplant replaces a failing organ with a healthy organ. A transplant surgeon will remove an organ from another person and place it in your body. This may be done when your organ has stopped working or stopped working well because of disease or injury.

Not all organs can be transplanted, and not every province allows every type of organ to be transplanted. Organs most often transplanted include:

More than one organ can be transplanted at one time. For example, a heart/lung combined transplant is possible.

Information taken from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=ty7522

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