Organ transplantation is an option of modern surgery yielding hope for chronically ill patients, and, at the same time, stirring controversial ethical questions on human identity and the meaning of the human body. This web tour will review major organ systems and tissues that can be transplanted and various diseases that impact these systems. We will also explore the basic scientific and medical concepts that enable physicians to transplant an organ or tissue from one person into another. Finally we will look at allocation of scare resources and what the future holds.
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