Primer on Transplantation Second Edition is an important reference for individuals, students, fellows, faculty and practitioners with an interest in the transplantation of life-saving organs. This second edition is longer than the first, in order to include new material on transplantation. As in the first edition, this volume contains information about kidney, heart, liver, and lung transplantation to allow students and practitioners to 'see how it's done.' But because there is so much information common to transplant recipients--irregardless of the organ involved--the author has added a new section entitled Medical Complications of Transplantation, which covers topics like heart disease in non-heart transplant patients and liver disease in non-liver transplant patients. This section also has valuable information on bone, eye and skin diseases and reproduction in transplant patients. The remaining [generic] sections of the book include updated information on the immunologic basis of transplantation, tissue typing, pharmacology, and immunosuppressive drugs, as well as a new chapter on understanding, interpreting and conducting transplantation research.