Organ transplant is surgery that replaces a diseased organ (such as
a kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, or intestine) with a healthy
organ from a donor. Donated organs come from both living donors and people who
decided to donate an organ upon their death.
After an organ transplant, a person will need to make certain
lifestyle changes (such as consistently getting good nutrition, regular sleep,
and exercise) along with taking numerous daily medicines that prevent the body
from rejecting the new organ.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
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