Transplantation

Transplantation

Bone Marrow Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Sections include General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Learn the basics of bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants, what to consider when choosing a bone marrow transplant, health history guidelines for donors, problems following transplants, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/bonemarrowtransplantation.html
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation: Questions and Answers
(National Cancer Institute)
This page covers the use of bone marrow and stem cells in the treatment of cancer. Uses a question and answer format. Gives information for donors and patients. Phone numbers and address are given for the National Marrow Donor Programs.
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/stem-cell-transplant/st
em-cell-fact-sheet
Donate Life South Carolina
Donate Life South Carolina is dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation throughout South Carolina and to providing assistance to transplant patients and their families." This South Carolina site answers basic questions about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. A glossary helps you understand the words doctors and other professionals use when talking about these issues. You can also find contact information for groups in South Carolina that offer support to people and families facing an organ or tissue transplant. Download a donor card. Read personal stories. Learn how to get involved with educational and volunteer programs.
https://www.donatelifesc.org/
Heart Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Sections include General/Overview, Anatomy/Physiology, Disease Management, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, and Children. Read about what to expect with a heart transplant, facts about keeping your new heart healthy with medications, and how a normal heart works. Learn about organ donation, find a list of Medicare approved heart transplant centers, and read about heart transplants in children and infants. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links. 
https://medlineplus.gov/hearttransplantation.html
Kidney Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Sections include Genreal/Overviews, anatomy/Physiology, Clinical Trials, Nutrition, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Get the facts about kidney transplants. Learn how your kidneys and urinary tract works. Read about living donation, kidney transplant matching, rejection, and other areas of interest. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links. 
https://medlineplus.gov/kidneytransplantation.html
KidneyLink
KidneyLink provides information on kidney transplants. Also provides information on organ donations, a transplant locator, financial information and functions of the kidney.
http://www.kidneylink.org/
Liver Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. sections include News, General/Overviews, anatomy/Physiology, Coping, Diagnosis/Symptoms, disease Management, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, Children, and more. Learn what you need to know about liver transplanation and how the liver normally functions. Read about how to cope when waiting for a donated organ, financing a transplant, how organs are allocated, selecting a hospital, and managing after the transplant. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/livertransplantation.html
Lung Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Sections include General/Overviews, Disease Management, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Read the facts about lung transplants, keeping a new lung healthy with transplant medications, statistics on lung transplants, and more. Find a list of Medicare approved lung and heart-lung transplant facilities. Visit the Web sites of transplant organizations like the United Network for Organ Sharing and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links. 
https://medlineplus.gov/lungtransplantation.html
Organ Donation
(Health Resources and Services Administration)
This government site provides information and resources on organ donation and transplantation issues. There is a Frequently Asked Questions section that covers the basics of organ donation. Find out who can be a donor, how you let people know you want to be a donor, if organ donation affects your health care, and other important facts. You can download a donor brochure and donor cards. There are also links to organizations focusing on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
https://www.organdonor.gov/index.html
Organ Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Coping, Disease Management, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Law and Policy, Organizations, and Statistics. Read about organ donation and transplantation, coping with the wait for an organ, how organs are matched and allocated, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links. 
https://medlineplus.gov/organtransplantation.html
Pancreas Transplantation
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Sections include General/Overviews, Specific conditions/Aspects, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Read general overviews about pancreatic transplants. Visit sites of organizations like the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the United Network for Organ Sharing. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links. 
https://medlineplus.gov/pancreastransplantation.html
Second Wind Lung Transplant Association
This is an international, nonprofit organization developed for the purpose of supplying lung transplantation information to others. Their mission is “to improve the quality of life for lung transplant recipients, lung surgery candidates, people with related pulmonary concerns and their families.” This site offers support, advocacy and education. Here you will find a list of pulmonary definitions, personal stories, information for caregivers, nutritional and exercise information, financing information, transplant information and links to related sites.
https://www.2ndwind.org/
Stem Cells
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Organizations, Statistics, Children, and Seniors. Learn Stem Cell Basics. Read about bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and umbilical cord blood stem cell transplantation. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
https://medlineplus.gov/stemcells.html
Transplant Living
(United Network for Organ sharing (UNOS))
This is a great site for learning about transplantation. It covers all aspects of transplantation, from information about the organs to staying healthy after a transplant. Learn about the devices people awaiting transplant use to keep their bodies functioning, getting on the list, selecting a hospital, financing a transplant, how transplants are performed, and much more. Read personal stories of transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families.
https://transplantliving.org/index.php
TransWeb.org
(University of Michigan)
"TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation is a nonprofit educational web site serving the world transplant community. Based at the University of Michigan, TransWeb features news and events, real people's experiences, the top 10 myths about donation, a donation quiz, and a large collection of questions and answers, as well as a reference area with everything from articles to videos. For adults and teens, TransWeb features Give Life: The Transplant Journey a multimedia trip through the donation and transplantation process. A comprehensive subject index, the ability to search the site, and improved navigation make TransWeb useful for a broad audience, including not only transplant patients and their families, but also students and teachers, health care professionals, and the media. "
http://www.med.umich.edu/trans/transweb/index.shtml
UNOS. United Network for Organ Sharing
UNOS is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization that administers the nation's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), established by the U.S. Congress in 1984. This organization manages all organ donation and transplant activity in the U.S. You can locate transplant centers in the Resource Directory, learn about the ethics of transplantation and donation, and get answers to basic questions about transplants, donations, waiting lists, and more.
https://www.unos.org/

Last Modified: Friday February 10, 2017 10:47 AM