What are the Problems in Organ Transplantation

The problems associated with organ transplantation can be categorized in to four types: medical, technical, ethical and economical.

Medical

The procedure is intricate, there are risks of rejection of the organ by the patient’s body and the most concerning are the side effects of medicines patients need to take after the surgery. The common medical problems are,

  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Gout
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sexual problems
  • Unwanted hair in the body

All these can be controlled with proper medication and lifestyle changes.

Technical

With advancements in technology, most of the technical issues associated with organ transplantation are no longer there today.

Economical

The procedure, long-term after care and support for the patient can be expensive. With the right insurance and support, most patients can afford an organ transplant procedure.

Ethical

To meet the demand for organs, there are many unethical and black-market dealings happening in this field. Proper paperwork and channels will help avoid the many unethical means.