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Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)—In 1984, Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act (See also National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) that mandated the establishment of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and SRTR. The purpose of the SRTR is to provide evaluation of clinical information about donors, transplant candidates and recipients, as well as patient and graft survival rates. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Web site External Web Site Policy

Skin—This is the largest organ of the body and has several different functions (e.g., protection from infection, fluid balance, cooling). Skin grafts can save the life a burn victim and can provide severely scarred individuals with a better quality of life.

Status—In the context of transplantation, an indication of the degree of medical urgency for patients awaiting heart or liver transplants.


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