Glossary Term

Domino Transplant

Although it does not happen often, a domino transplant occurs when patient A needs lungs, but the best treatment is to give that patient a heart and lung combination. Since patient A’s heart was good, it can be transplanted into patient B who needs only a heart. ( April 2020)

A procedure in which an organ is removed from one transplant candidate and immediately transplanted into a second patient, with the first patient receiving a new organ from a deceased donor.
(OPTN Glossary May 2021)