strategy

Undertaking organ transplants

Synonyms:
Advancing tissue transplantation
Transplanting tissues
Arranging organ transplants
Transplanting organs between species
Implementation:

There were 681 organ transplants in Belgium in 1996, 13 percent more than the previous year, according to Eurotransplant, the organization that manages the exchange of human organs in the Benelux, Germany and Austria. Compared to 1995, the number of kidney transplants rose by a quarter to 410, while heart transplants rose 6 percent to 107. Liver transplants were down 5 percent to 135. In 1999, the first liver transplant without a blood transfusion was performed in Liège, Belgium to a Jehovah's Witness whose religion forbids transfusions.

In the USA in 2000, a total of 22,827 organ transplants were performed, an increase of 5.4 percent over 1999. More than 75,000 people are on the transplant waiting list.

Cord blood is collected from the umbilical cords of newborns shortly after birth. It is rapidly available because it can be stored in a blood bank and it does not need to be a perfect match for the patient's blood. These transplants are much less likely to be rejected by the patient because they have not been exposed to outside antigens.

Organizations:
Transplantation Society
European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association
Association for Nordic Dialysis and Transplant Personnel
European Society for Organ Transplantation
European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
European Transplant Coordinators Organization
Scandinavian Transplantation Society
Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation
European Association of Musculo-Skeletal Transplantation
Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation
European Liver and Intestinal Transplant Association
Asian Society of Transplantation
Panamerican Society for Dialysis and Transplantation
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
International Transplant Coordinators Society
European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation
International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association - European Renal Care Association
World Artificial Organ, Immunology and Transplantation Society
International Liver Transplantation Society
Nordic Committee on Transplantation
Scandiatransplant Association
European Study Group on Intestinal Transplantation
European Health Committee
Eurotransplant International Foundation
European Liver Transplant Club
Network of European CNS Transplantation and Restoration
Australasian Transplant Coordinators Association
Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide
Beta Cell Transplant
Transplant Recipients International Organization
International Transplant Nurses Society
German-Speaking Society for Intraocular Lens Transplantation
Transnational Society of Advocates of the Adidam Revelation
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Subjects:
Physiology
Surgery
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies