What can cause the need for a new organ?

A transplant is necessary for people who are suffering from a disease that has progressed so much so that they will have a limited life without a life-saving organ donation. An offer of organ donation is their only hope of life.

A wide variety of diseases and conditions can lead to organ failure, necessitating the need for a transplant, these include: cancer, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, viral disease, poisoning, cystic fibrosis (CF) and COPD.