What are some transplants still impossible for the modern science?

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Transplantation is one of the great advances in modern medicine. It is defined as a transfer of an organ or a tissue from one part of the body to another or from one person or animal to another. But sadly the doctors now face an obstacle that the demand for transplants has surpassed the supply of donated organs. Due to the less number of organ donors, patients have to wait and sometimes die in the wait of getting a donation of the needed organ from some of their relatives or family member.

Medical science has undergone a lot of advancement in recent years. But as said, ”enough is still not complete”, there is still a long way to go.

Organs that Can Be Transplanted

  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Pancreas
  • Intestine
  • Thymus.

But the Following Organs Can Still Not Be Transplanted

  • Brain
  • Retina
  • Other parts of eye except for Cornea
  • Cardia
  • Whole body transplant
  • Reproductive organs

Interestingly, there is a news that the first human head transplant may occur as scheduled, however, we are still not sure of its success though. This Head transplant has been claimed by an Italian neuroscientist Sergio Canavero who has been striving to get this into reality since long.

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Published on 14-Feb-2019 15:55:26
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