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Can a rejection be reversed after an organ transplant?

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While "rejection" is a scary word, it doesn't necessarily mean that you'll lose your donor organ. Most of the time, a rejection can be reversed if your doctor catches it early enough.

SOURCES:

United Network for Organ Sharing: "What Every Patient Needs to Know."

Womenshealth.gov: "Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet."

Healthy Transplant web site: "After the Transplant;" "Health After Transplantation;" and "Quality of Life."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

SOURCES:

United Network for Organ Sharing: "What Every Patient Needs to Know."

Womenshealth.gov: "Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet."

Healthy Transplant web site: "After the Transplant;" "Health After Transplantation;" and "Quality of Life."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

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