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This website is focus on providing information of heart transplant and lung transplant. The information includes assessment from day 1 to 5, visits from family members of the patient, how long it takes, operation and post operation. Besides it also includes a page called “Glossary” to explain certain medical vocabulary.
What is Heart Transplant?
A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged or failing heart with a healthy heart from a donor who’s recently died.
It may be recommended when a person’s life is at risk because their heart no longer works effectively.
What is Lung Transplant?
A lung transplant is an operation to remove and replace a diseased lung with a healthy human lung from a donor.
A donor is usually a person who’s died, but in rare cases a section of lung can be taken from a living donor.