Organ transplant is a medical procedure by which a organ is removed from the donor’s body and placed in the recipient’s body. Human organs that are commonly transplanted these days are heart, kidney, liver, pancreatic, lungs, intestine, thymus and so on.
Scientists have been trying to innovate newer paths for a safer and cheaper way to create artificial organs for years. They have already successfully created heart, liver, lungs and wind pipe urethras in laboratory environment. But science have to cross many barriers before it can enter the hospital environment for day-to-day surgeries.
Another probable approach to creating artificial organs is using the 3D printer technology. This is an experimental concept but likely to be followed soon. A patient’s organ data is collected via CT scan and the 3D printer then prints the data as a three dimensional structure made up of cell and bio materials to hold the cells together. 3D Printed organ parts and lab grown organs can make it easier for the doctors and scientists to test different drugs and medicines. Needless to say that these 3D or cloned organs will be easily available in near future and will show a new light in the organ transplant process.
The artificial organs will solve the most common side effects of any organ transplantation. In majority of cases, the organs can’t be reached to the victim at the right time. But these artificial organs approved by the regulatory bodies can solve this problem in near future.
These artificial organs can surely change the future of organ transplant and likely to gift us more and more successive organ transplantation surgeries for the betterment of the human civilization.