A  A  A   Print
Home Page - TransplantationPágina Principal - Trasplantes

Topic Index

Bone Marrow

The Heart

The Kidneys

The Liver

The Lungs

Chronic Illness and Transplantation Issues and the Adolescent

The first successful adult human kidney transplant was done in 1954. Since then, many successful organ transplants have been done. Transplants now involve every major organ. Transplantation of various organs, tissues, and cells (such as kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers, and bone marrow) are now possible in children. Survival is steadily increasing, and successful transplants now lead to an improved quality of life.

Picture of a woman talking to an adolescent girl

Medical technology continues to improve, and transplantation has become a life-saving procedure for many children with congenital (from birth) or chronic conditions or diseases. Research studies continue to focus on preventing graft rejection and developing new antirejection drugs and therapies that are less toxic and more effective.

Scientists also continue to learn about the body's immune system. This helps further the understanding of transplantation and other immunologic diseases and conditions.

 
Today's Interactive Tools

The third-party content provided in the Health Library of phoebeputney.com is for informational purposes only and is not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician. If you or your child has or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your primary care physician. If you or your child may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 or other emergency health care provider immediately in the United States or the appropriate health agency of your country. For more information regarding site usage, please visit: Privacy Information, Terms of Use or Disclaimer.

Follow us online:

© 2014 Phoebe Putney Health System  |  417 Third Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701  |  Telephone 877.312.1167

Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.