Organ Transplant

Organ Transplant

Coming home from the hospital post-transplant can feel overwhelming. We provide personalized care and clinical expertise to give patients peace of mind and help them achieve the best possible outcomes.

We work hand-in-hand with transplant coordinators to ensure patients get the medications they need when they need them.

Services for Patients

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult. Working with a specialty pharmacy shouldn’t be. We’re here to provide the personalized, compassionate care you need to manage your condition and your overall health. Your Alphascript team will support you throughout your entire treatment.

Services for Providers

Your days should be filled with patient care, not paperwork. Let us help you with that. We’ll become an extension of your team, proactively communicating with you and helping with prior authorizations, financial assistance for your patients and more.

About Organ Transplantation

If an individual has a medical condition that causes one or more of their organs to fail, they may be eligible for organ transplant. This is a surgical operation that involves giving a functioning human organ to someone whose organ has failed or is close to failing. Each day, about 80 people receive organ transplants. The most common transplants are kidney, liver, heart and lung. Other organs and tissues that can be transplanted include: pancreas, small bowel, eyes, heart valves, bone, skin, veins and tendons. Patients who receive these often life-saving treatments maintain a healthy organ by taking immunosuppressant medications for the rest of their lives.

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FAQs

Find answers to our patients’ most frequently asked questions.

Patient Resources

Learn more about organ transplantation from these links to educational resources and non-profit organizations.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Organ Transplantation

Do transplant recipients need to take medication for the rest of their lives?

In short – yes. After receiving an organ transplant, most people take multiple medications (sometimes 6 to 12) for the rest of their lives. This can be daunting, but patients can take steps to make their regimen a little less complicated, including using weekly or daily pillboxes, setting alarm clocks or phone reminders and keeping a list of medications where they can easily access it.

What precautions should individuals take after a transplant?

Particularly right after a transplant when a recipient is on high doses of immunosuppressive drugs, they should take extra precautions to avoid illness and infection. This includes washing their hands frequently, avoiding people who are sick and staying out of crowded areas. After some time when the transplant recipient is into the “maintenance phase” of their medication, they can relax these restrictions a bit, but it’s always a good idea to be diligent about hand hygiene and limit contact with sick people.

What is rejection?

Rejection is when a transplant recipient’s immune system recognizes that their new organ is foreign and starts attacking the foreign tissue. Symptoms can include pain and tenderness over the transplant site, fever and flu-like symptoms. Immunosuppressant medications are meant to lessen the chance of rejection and help patients maintain healthy organs.

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(650) 412-4530

420 Industrial Road

San Carlos, CA 94070

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