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What should I do if I need an organ or tissue transplant?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education

Ask your physician to refer you to a transplant hospital for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for transplant. You must satisfy medical and psychosocial criteria, and be able to financially support a transplant. Organs and tissues are rare gifts and they must be carefully allocated to patients with the capacity to benefit from them.

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