This overview is a learning tool for healthcare professionals involved in the field of transplantation. By navigating via the tabs, you can access information on a variety of relevant topics, including links to information on surgical procedures and a discussion of future developments in transplantation.
Find out more about the key candidate organs for transplantation, from kidney, liver, heart and lung to others such as the pancreas, intestine, cornea and haematopoietic stem cells.
Read more about the epidemiology of transplantation. How are suitable candidates selected? How many living and deceased donors are there? What are the complication rates?
Learn more about the surgical procedures for transplantation. How they are constantly evolving and what guidelines and studies endorse as best practice.
Discover the wide range of pharmacological immunosuppressive methods available, such as calcineurin inhibitors, mTOR inhibitors, anti-metabolites and biologic agents, alongside typical treatment regimens.
Learn why transplantation is now recognised as the best therapy for end-stage organ failure, improving quality of life and life expectancy. However, significant morbidities remain and require improvement.
Explore the future developments in organ transplantation, designed to minimise graft failure and improve the availability of organs suitable for transplantation.