January 28, 2013 1:31 pm
The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant. He also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.
February 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Bone marrow transplants to treat leukemia are affecting more Americans than ever before. The issue is this: unlike the donor of a body part such as a kidney, may a recipient or benefactor of bone marrowlegally pay the donor who “contributes” to the very life of the recipient, just as one may pay a blood, sperm or egg donor? #bioethics #transplant