Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for end state organ failure, such as liver and heart failure. The procurement of organs for transplantation involves the removal of organs from the bodies of deceased persons. This removal must follow legal requirements, including the definition of death and consent. Organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person's body are called autografts. Transplants that are recently performed between two subjects of the same species are called allografts. Allografts can either be from a living or cadaveric source. Transplantation raises a number of bioethical issues, including the definition of death, when and how consent should be given for an organ to be transplanted, and payment for organs for transplantation.
Related Journals of Cell Transplantation
Journal of Clinical & Medical Genomics, Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research, Journal of Autacoids and Hormones, Cytotherapy, Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Cell and Tissue Research, Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Experimental Cell Research, Cell and Tissue Banking