Fast Five Quiz: Organ Donation and Transplant

Beje Thomas, MD; Soon Youn Yi, MD


December 06, 2018

In the United States, according to the most recent data, 114,000 individuals are on the transplant waiting list, with 20 people dying each day while waiting for a transplant. Globally, 126,670 organs were transplanted during the last year for which data are available. The most commonly transplanted organs include the kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, and intestines.

Despite often representing a life-saving procedure, serious illness associated with undetected infections in donor organs and tissues remains a significant source of mortality and morbidity. Each specific type of transplantation also has concerns specific to the organ being transplanted. Care for donors and patients extends beyond surgical teams.

Are you able to correctly answer all five of these donation- and transplantation-related questions?


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