Pulmonary fibrosis has no known cure as yet, but there are several treatment options available to ease the symptoms, lung transplant being one of them – and also the most efficient treatment curently. But sometimes things don’t go quite so well after the organ is transplanted into the patient’s body. In many cases, the body rejects the new organ and this is one of the biggest risks of transplants. Some organs are more likely to be rejected than others; for example, corneal transplants have a 75% success rate for ten years, while the survival rate of lung transplants is surprisingly low, with a 66% average success rate after just three years, according to the National Kidney Foundation. But what exactly happens to make our body reject the new organ? In this video, shared by DNews, learn more about why transplants fail and how often it happens.
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