Corpus ID: 266504

Fifty years of organ transplants: the successes and the failures.

  title={Fifty years of organ transplants: the successes and the failures.},
  author={David L. Kaserman},
  journal={Issues in law & medicine},
  volume={23 1},
  • David L. Kaserman
  • Published in Issues in law & medicine 2007
  • Medicine
  • More than fifty years have now passed since the first successful human organ transplant. During that time, substantial progress has been made in both surgical techniques and immunosuppressive drug therapy. As a result, transplant success rates have improved dramatically, and thousands of recipients of kidneys, hearts, livers, and lungs have been granted both longer and healthier lives. At the same time, however, many more thousands of patients have died while waiting in vain for a cadaveric… CONTINUE READING

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