Organ Transplants


Kidney failure and other kidney issues are more common than we think. That’s because most of the kidney disease symptoms remain unnoticed until it is sometimes too late to do something and a kidney transplant surgery is deemed necessary. Moreover, many people do not have a clear idea of what is kidney failure and what causes kidney failure and other types of kidney disease. This article aims at shedding some light upon kidney disorders and hopefully, increasing the awareness surrounding kidney issues.

Kidneys are twin organs positioned in the lower abdomen. They are crucial to proper waste utilization and disposal. However, millions of people all around the world are suffering from renal diseases like kidney infection, which may lead to kidney failure. Kidney infection symptoms include frequent urge to urinate, pain during urination or kidney pain. Other symptoms of kidney disease include fever and general abdominal pain, together with strange smell or colour of urine. All of this may end with kidney failure.

More and more people around the world suffer from kidney problems, which in extreme cases lead to kidney failure. In such a situation the only remedy is dialysis and in perspective – kidney transplant surgery. Kidney failure is a life-threatening condition, which causes a lot of trouble to patients suffering from it. Additionally, national health care systems and programs, while providing kidney transplants, are overwhelmed with requests for this surgery and therefore many people wait and sometimes die in line for kidney transplant.

Liver transplant is an organ transplant surgery in which a healthy liver of a donor replaced with a failing or disease liver. Liver transplant surgery is also called as hepatic transplantation. The surgery has 78% survival rate after 5  and the life expectancy after 15 year is 58%.

Liver transplantation is one of the most complicated procedures in the medical world. Compatibility, the health of both donor and receiver and a whole range of other factors need to be taken into consideration. Liver transplant patients will also have to spend a considerable time in hospital and under medical surveillance and this can increase the cost of the procedure as well.