Organ transplantation is a surgical method by which the failed organs from one person are removed and a newly donated organ from another healthy person is placed in the place of the failed organ. On transplanting a new organ into a dying person, a precious life can be saved. The organs which are transplanted include heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestine and thymus. At times, the giver's organs might not match with the receiver’s organs. The Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) is for the citizens and permanent residents of Singapore who are 21 and above. According to this Act, people who are mentally fit are allowed to donate their organs like kidney, liver, heart and cornea after their death so that their organs can be used for the purpose of transplantation.
The National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) is one of the oldest tertiary departments for organ transplantation Singapore. The medical professionals work coherently to provide specialized to provide kidney transplant in Singapore and liver transplant in Singapore. Apart from these two transplantations of the pancreas also takes place. Till date, the medical professionals working at NUCOT has performed 1000 kidney, liver and pancreas transplants to improve the quality of life and also to save a precious life. Hospitals in Singapore provide comprehensive care to patients with a state-of-the-art facility. Medical and other healthcare professionals are highly expertise.
Singapore has become one of the leading medical tourism destinations because of its cost and efficient medical practices. When compared to the developed nations like the US and the UK, Singapore’s medical costs are relatively low. Moreover, the medical packages are attractive that includes all the hospital bills and the charges. The doctors and the staff of the hospital are well-trained to perform their job.
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