Transplants and Organ Donation

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UK sources of information and / or support

See also the Patient UK blood donation/transfusion page.

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Organ Donation

Everything you need to know about being an organ donor, plus links to information on blood donation and the bone marrow registry.

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Anthony Nolan Trust

Maintains the UK's largest register of potential volunteer donors willing to donate their blood stem cells should their tissue type match that of a patient in need of a transplant to help fight leukaemia or related diseases of the immune system.

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Liver Transplant Support

A site designed to inform prospective liver transplant patients of what to expect by hearing from those that have been there.

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Transplant Kids Website

A child friendly site about organ transplants.

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Cambridge Transplant Unit

The transplant unit of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a transplant programme and associated care for patients locally, nationally and internationally.

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Transplant Support Network

A nationwide network of volunteer transplant patients and their carers, who provide locally based support for others coping with transplantation.

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UK Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services

Provides guidance for health professionals on transfusion and tissue transplantation in the UK.

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Living-donor liver transplantation

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Autologous Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation for Improved Glycaemic Control After Pancreatectomy

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Corneal Endothelial Transplantation

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Hand allotransplantation

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Renal transplantation - immunosuppressive regimens for children and adolescents

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Renal transplantation - immuno-suppressive regimens (adults)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Living donor lung transplantation for end-stage lung disease

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Organ Preservation (renal) - Machine Perfusion and Static Storage

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Information and Advice on Skin Cancer for Patients Awaiting an Organ Transplant

Information from the British Association of Dermatologists.

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Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation

Information from the Leukemia Research Fund.

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Lung Transplantation

Information from the British Lung Foundation.

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Kidney Transplantation

Information from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit for patients and for doctors who are not renal specialists.

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emc Medicine Guides

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Transplant

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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NHS Choices

The government's patient information portal has leaflets on:

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Bone marrow (stem cell) transplantation

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.