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What quality of life does a transplant recipient have?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education
In general, patients have improved quality of life after organ transplantation; however, there is always the risk of organ rejection or graft failure.  For the best chance of success it is very important that patients adhere to their post-transplant regimen of medications, follow up clinic visits, proper diet, and exercise.  Transplant requires life-long immunosuppresant medication and attempts to stop this medication can result in severe illness including loss of the new organ.

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