Organ Of The Organ Transplant Essay

1485 Words Dec 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Everyday, people get physically hurt, wounded, and can come close to death. One’s life could be in such traumatic condition that he or she requires an organ transplant. An organ transplant is taking an organ from another body, or one from a donor, and moving it into the body of a person that needs that certain organ. This procedure is necessary when a specific organ of the body is not doing its job correctly because it was either genetically modified wrong during birth or it has suffered damage throughout its lifespan. When people need an organ transplants there can be a long waiting list to receiving certain organs. Also if a person needs a specific organ and it is not available in a timely manner, the person could die. For this exact reason, and many more, research is being done to produce three dimensional, 3D, organs to give to patients in need. This advanced technology of printing 3D organs is changing the way medical experts are saving lives. An organ transplant is a very old technique that dates all the way back to the nineteen fifties. There are many organs that are acceptable for transplants between humans. They include the lungs, heart, kidneys, pancreas, intestines, and liver. The very first organ transplant was a kidney transplant that took place in Boston, at Brigham Hospital, led by Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. David Hume ("LiveOnNY."). Dr. Murray, in a later interview, states that after seeing attempts at a kidney transplant in Europe, he decided to…

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