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Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation is an accepted therapy which offers the promise of improved survival and quality of life to selected people with life threatening lung diseases.

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Heart transplants -

There are treatments for heart failure, but for some people a transplant is the best option. Heart transplantation is generally a successful procedure for advanced heart disease.

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Hair transplant surgery

Hair transplant surgery is a procedure used to treat hair loss. Various techniques are available, but all hair transplants involve taking hair-bearing skin from one part of the scalp and grafting these pieces of skin onto bald or thinning areas of the scalp or areas of trauma.

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Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

Organ and tissue donation is a life-saving and life-transforming medical process where organs and/ or tissues are removed from a donor and transplanted into someone who is very ill or dying from organ failure.

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Heart transplants and organ donation

If your heart is severely damaged, you may develop a life-threatening condition known as heart failure . A small percentage of people who have heart failure (usually people with end-stage heart failure) need heart transplants.

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Kidney Transplant - A Treatment Option

When kidney failure becomes very advanced, your kidneys are so damaged they can no longer do their job.

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Tissue typing for transplantation - Lab Tests Online AU

In the past, it was difficult to tell exactly whether an organ or tissue, such as a kidney, lung or bone marrow, was an exact match for the transplant between a donor and recipient. If it was not, a serious rejection reaction could sometimes occur between the recipient patient and the transplanted organ.

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Bone Marrow Transplants - Information & Support - CanTeen

A Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) involves transfusing healthy bone marrow to replace bone marrow destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy.

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Kidneys - dialysis and transplant - Better Health Channel

People with kidney failure need dialysis or a transplant to stay alive.

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