Organ Transplants

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In the United States, for example, 27 578 organs were transplanted in 2007. These organs came from 14 399 organ donors. This shows that organ harvesting has also contributed to the success of organ transplants. There can be no organ transplants without organs donated. The number of lung transplants increased by 4.3 %, and there were a few changes in deceased donor intestine, heart, heart-lung, and pancreas transplants (Wolfe, Merionb, Roysa Porta 1).Many years back, organ transplantation was not possible, but it was one of the scientists’ aspirations. Today this has been accomplished with various affected organs substituted with organs in perfect condition, which are able to ensure functional recovery. One problem, however, is the inadequate organs for transplantation. The number of organ transplants is increasing while the organs available for transplant are not enough, and even the level of donation is low. Watson and Dark indicate that organ transplantation has broken through various technical limitations. Scientists have worked hard and developed vascular anastomoses techniques devised preservation solutions, and managed the immune response to transplantation.One problem, however, persists. this is the shortage of suitable donors. Current research on transplantation is focused on improving organ preservation. Advances in immune-suppression have not affected chronic immune damage but have reduced the incidence of acute rejection. These innovations and improvements in pre-rid-and postoperative management lead to more advances in organ transplantation. This means that there are more organ transplants being conducted and more still pending. The number of organs available for transplants, however, is not increasing (Watson Dark 30).Most governments are currently working on new strategies that will improve organ donation (Hollomby, Germain, Shemie,Hollins Young 8. NSW Government 4. NHS 7).