Transplantation Overview

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.

The overview section has been reviewed by independent experts Gary Levy (biography) and Markus van der Giet (biography).

Indications for Transplantation

Indications for 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.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

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?

Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures

Learn more about the surgical procedures for transplantation. How they are constantly evolving and what guidelines and studies endorse as best practice.

Immunosuppression

Immunosuppression

Discover the wide range of pharmacological immunosuppressive methods available, such as calcineurin inhibitors, mTOR inhibitors, anti-metabolites and biologic agents, alongside typical treatment regimens.

Long-term Outcomes

Long-term Outcomes

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.

Future Developments

Future Developments

Explore the future developments in organ transplantation, designed to minimise graft failure and improve the availability of organs suitable for transplantation.