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Organ transplants

Organ transplantation involves removing an organ from a donor and transplanting it into someone who may be very ill or dying. Find out what's involved here.

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Hair transplant

Hair transplantation is a treatment option for baldness. It’s a surgery which transfers hair from where it is thicker to hairless areas of the scalp. Learn more from a trusted source.

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Heart transplants

A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged or diseased heart with a healthy donor heart. Learn what’s involved both before and after the procedure.

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Kidney transplants

A kidney transplant is considered a long-term alternative to kidney dialysis. This article describes what you need to consider before having the procedure.

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Kidney failure

When kidneys don’t function properly, dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary to survive. Find out about causes, symptoms and treatment of kidney failure.

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Organ and tissue donation

Trusted information on organ and tissue donation in Australia including who can become a donor and other FAQs, plus links to trusted resources.

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Leukaemia treatment

The treatment given depends on your age and health, the type of leukaemia, how far it has progressed. Find out more about treatments options, side effects of treatment and palliative care, plus links to trusted resources.

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Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Find out how to recognise the symptoms and what treatments are available.

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Kidney disease treatment

The treatment for kidney disease depends on the causes and symptoms. You can find out more by reading trusted information from our partners.

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What causes lymphoma?

Information from trusted sources about the causes of lymphoma and the how particular risk factors can influence the progress of the disease.

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Rabies

Trusted information about rabies from leading Australian health organisations, including links to lyssavirus.

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