Organ transplantation

Organ transplantation

Many diseases affect the internal organs of a person, so their inability to cure them. If earlier damage to the kidneys, liver, heart, or lung led to the inevitable death of the patient, then in modern medicine, it has become possible to transplant any organs and tissues, and this procedure is called transplantation.

Organ transplantation is the removal of living organs from one organism and their subsequent transplantation into another body. Often this is the only way to cure the patient. For example, in chronic renal failure, the only chance for a patient to recover is a healthy kidney transplant.


An organ donor can be:

  • A living person who is connected or not related by kinship with a person who is being transplanted;
  • A deceased donor whose organs can still be used for transplantation.

Organs from living donors considered more preferable, as they are usually healthier and better take root.

Research before transplantation

Organ transplantation is a rather complicated and dangerous procedure, and donor organs are not so easy to find, so the recipient is carefully checked for various factors that can affect the success of the transplant. Before transplantation, the recipient's blood analyzed for antibodies to donor tissues. The recipients checked for cancer and other serious health problems. Before the operation, his age and general health status are taken into account.

A series of surveys of the donor itself is also being conducted. Screening for cancer and infections that can be transmitted to the recipient after transplantation is mandatory.

I was checking the donor and recipient before transplantation is an additional guarantee that the operation will be successful and without complications.

Rejection and possible complications

In some cases, the body rejects the transplanted organ. Most often, this happens soon after a transplant. However, weeks, months, and even years may pass before the body begins to reject the organ. The symptomatology of rejection of a transplanted organ largely depends on which organ was transplanted. General clinical manifestations are as follows: blood pressure drops, fever, nausea, chills.

After the procedure, the recipient may experience other complications:

  • Infections;
  • Gout;
  • Tumor diseases;
  • kidney problems;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • GVHD;
  • Atherosclerosis.

Organ transplantation at Tel Aviv Medical Clinic

Over more than ten years of existence, many successful organ transplants have been performed at the Tel Aviv Medical Clinic Israel Medical Center. We use the latest equipment and experienced transplant doctors with international practice work.