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An organ transplant is the transplantation of an organ (or part of one) from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor.

Blood transfusion and bone marrow transplants are special cases of a transplant where the tranplanted part of the body is renewable; in other cases, the organ donor either has another of the same organ (such as lungs or kidneys), or has been declared brain dead.

Organs that can currently be transplanted include:

The heart and lungs are sometimes transplanted together, in a heart-lung transplant[?].

Other forms of organ transplants include

Organ transplants that can not be berformed today include

See also: Artificial organ



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