First successful organ transplant

The first successful organ transplant was a kidney transplant between twins that took place in Boston in 1954. 

Since then, medical science has made tremendous advances in this field, but organ transplantation remains a very complex procedure. 

The organs need to be harvested almost immediately upon death, implanted successfully, and then accepted by their new hosts. 

The process remains risky, and with long waiting lists for organs all over the world, there’s no room for mistakes.