There is an increasing number of long-term survivors of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These people may have a need for subsequent solid organ transplantation, often as a result of late effects of their lymphoma treatment. There is abundant literature demonstrating that patients with a history of lymphoma are appropriate candidates for solid organ transplantation. Long-term survival without relapse and with a functioning graft is possible. Patients with a history of post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders and patients who have received a prior hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation may also be candidates. Although high-level supporting evidence is not available, most guidelines recommend a waiting period of 2 to 5 years after lymphoma treatment before patients undergo solid organ transplantation. Each patient with a history of lymphoma requires a multidisciplinary approach and should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis before consideration of solid organ transplantation.
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