The Immune System and Organ Transplant: What You Should Know
How the Immune System Works
The Immune System and Organ Transplant
- Hyperacute rejection—can occur within minutes of a transplant
- Acute rejection—can occur a few weeks after a transplant
- Chronic rejection—can occur months after a transplant
What to Expect After an Organ Transplant
Healthcare After Organ Transplant Surgery
Additional Health Concerns
National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov/
The United Network for Organ Sharing http://www.unos.org/
Canadian Association of Transplantation http://www.transplant.ca/
The Organ Donation and Transplant Association of Canada http://organdonations.ca/
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 09/2011 -
- Update Date: 09/19/2011 -
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