Organ transplants have lifelong implications for the transplant recipient. For example, when someone receives a liver transplant, there are a variety of lifestyle changes the recipient must make. Liver transplant recipients must not drink alcohol in excess, must be especially cautious about the safety of their drinking water, will likely need to take immunosuppressant medications to help prevent organ rejection, have to take particular care to avoid infections, and must avoid coming in contact with animal waste products (e.g.: have someone else tend to pets’ needs).
Debunking Myths About Organ Donation
At any given time, well over 100,000 people in the United States are waiting and hoping for an organ transplant, and most of the people fortunate enough to get the transplant they need receive this life-saving gift because someone who died took the time, at some point, to let their loved ones know their wishes about organ donation.
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