transplant

  • Organ donation: the gift of life

    Cardiology

    Posted on 17 March 2016

    An organ transplant is a major, life-saving procedure – but although there are 4 300 South Africans on the waiting list, a lack of donors means that these procedures are relatively rare. Here’s what an organ donation means to the recipient, in the words of heart transplant recipient and World Transplant Games athlete Stanley Henkeman.

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  • Kidney transplants

    Endocrinology

    Posted on 20 January 2015

    Once you have reached end-stage chronic renal failure you have two options – dialysis or a kidney transplant.

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