Solid Organ Transplant
The most common types of organ transplants include the lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. In 2016, there were over 33,000 transplants performed in the United States alone. Historically, kidney transplants have represented more than half of all transplants. When combined with liver transplants, they make up roughly 80% of all transplants. Many different factors can impact an individual’s health after an organ transplant, the most prominent being the prevention of organ transplant rejection by the body. To help with this, there are a number of different treatments available. Advances in post-transplant treatments have made it possible for patients to live healthy, vibrant lives.