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What happens if I have an episode of organ rejection?

Doctors manage a mild rejection episode by making adjustments to your medication dosages. Moderate or severe rejection may require a few days of hospitalization, allowing your doctors to administer alternative immunosuppressants and observe your progress.

Fortunately, rejection (while a scary word) does not mean you will lose your organ. Rejection is now commonly treated with increased doses of stronger immunosuppressive drugs. Just remember the importance of taking your medications, getting your lab work done regularly, as instructed, and following up with your doctor.

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