Organ transplantation is the process of surgically transferring a donated organ to someone diagnosed with organ failure. Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for end stage organ failure. The Organs most often transplanted are:
Organ donors may be living or may have died of brain death or circulatory death. Most deceased donors are those who have been pronounced brain dead. Brain dead means the cessation of brain function, typically after receiving an injury (either traumatic or pathological) to the brain, or otherwise cutting off blood circulation to the brain.
What patients looking for a transplant should also keep in mind is that organ transplant is a major surgery that carries potential risks. The primary reason that organ transplant is risky is the chance of organ rejection. It is essential that you gather all the information, and consult your doctor before deciding to opt for an organ transplant.