Organ Transplantation

Organ Transplantation is often the only source of hope for those who suffer from organ failure. Organ transplantation is also a major surgery that carries potential risks and drawbacks, such as the chance of organ rejection. In the United States, 7 types of organ transplants are now performed, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, a non-profit organization in Richmond Va. UNOS administers the country's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which includes the organ transplant waiting list.