Demystifying Medicine Video



With thousands of people in need of an organ transplant each year, it is important for the public to understand the process of donating and receiving a transplant. This video covers the role of the immune system, the reasons behind the rejection and how to prevent it from occurring.

[Please complete our feedback form]




References
  • WHO | Donation and transplantation [Internet]. WHO. [cited 2016 Oct 19].
  • Statistics Report on Transplant, Waiting LIst and Donor Statistics [Internet]. Canada: Canadian Institute for Health Information; 2014.
  • Canadian Transplant Society [Internet]. Canadian Transplant Society.
  • Scheuher C. A Review of Organ Transplantation: Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, and Simultaneous Liver-Kidney. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2016 Sep;39(3):199–206.
  • Parham P. The Immune System. 4 edition. New York, NY: Garland Science; 2014.
  • Watson CJE, Dark JH. Organ transplantation: historical perspective and current practice. Br J Anaesth. 2012 Jan 1;108(suppl 1):i29–42.
  • Moten MA, Doligalski CT. Postoperative Transplant Immunosuppression in the Critical Care Unit. AACN advanced critical care. 2013 Oct 1;24(4):345-50.