Organ transplants save lives. Also, donor families tell us that the act of donation helps them in their grieving process. It does not take away the pain of their loss; however, it does help them to know that someone else is alive because of their loved one’s donation. Listed below are some of the ways organ transplants help recipients:
- Heart transplants for patients with diseases such as cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and coronary artery disease.
- Lung transplants for patients who suffer from diseases such as emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary hypertension.
- Liver transplants for patients with diseases like hepatitis or biliary atresia.
- Kidney transplants for patients with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or polycystic kidney disease.
- Pancreas transplants to treat diabetes.
- Intestine transplants for patients suffering from short bowel syndrome, among other disorders.