Not Necessarily Out with the Old
We were today years old when we learned that transplants don’t necessarily remove faulty organs. For example, getting a kidney transplant doesn’t mean you lose the first one. In fact, you’re actually gaining a third kidney. Meaning, it’s about to get very cramped in Kidney Land. Three is company, right?
Well, it now makes more sense. Should surgeons remove an organ, that exponentially increases the chances for a patient to die on the operating table. Instead, the idea behind a transplant is to implant a fresh, high-functioning organ that can supplement the lower functioning one. In this case, a new kidney to help out the old ones. Three’s company.