February 8, 2018 9:00 am
Hours after learning that an undocumented women who has lived in Portland for 30 years had been denied a liver transplant because of her immigration status, Oregon Health & Science University officials terminated the policy that caused the denial and apologized.
January 26, 2018 9:00 am
There were more than 10,000 deceased organ donors last year, a 3% increase over the previous year and a 27% jump since 2007.
December 11, 2017 9:00 am
People rely on organ donations to save their lives, but a California woman claims that her implanted pancreas gave her cancer, reported Courthouse News. The legal news service found court documents of the complaint, which was filed in the Sacramento Superior Court. Jeffrey Sevey, attorney for the plaintiff, confirmed to Newsweek that put in the paperwork.
December 7, 2017 9:00 am
Two-year-old AJ Burgess received a new kidney Wednesday after a prolonged battle with hospital officials who postponed his original October surgery when his father, a perfect donor match, violated his parole and was arrested.
October 20, 2017 9:00 am
A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in county jail.
September 25, 2017 9:00 am
Add your name to a waitlist for a kidney transplant in the United States today, and you’ll join around 100,000 people, many of whom have already been waiting years. The scarcity of life-saving organs for transplants has raised hopes for substitute organs from pigs, which have a similar anatomy to humans. But decades of scientific setbacks have kept clinical trials of that approach, called xenotransplantation, on the horizon. Now, a few teams are chomping at the bit. Exhilarated by recent results in monkey experiments, some researchers here at a meeting of the International Xenotransplantation Association are eyeing human testing.
December 8, 2016 9:00 am
The goal is to create pig islets that the human immune system won’t recognize as foreign, so they can be transplanted into people.
September 7, 2016 8:00 am
Isabelle Dinoire, a Frenchwoman who received the world’s first partial face transplant, has died 11 years after the surgery that set the stage for dozens of other transplants worldwide. She was 49.
June 14, 2016 8:26 am
The White House and a group of universities, companies and nonprofits announced new steps Monday to reduce the wait time for an organ transplant, including a $160 million Pentagon program to develop ways to repair and replace cells and tissue.
March 25, 2016 11:39 am
For more than 20 years, it’s been illegal to give or accept money for organ donation in the U.S. The law was intended to prevent wealthy patients from having a better chance of receiving donor organs than their less affluent counterparts. As a result, many experts say there is now a shortage of most organs. Case in point: kidneys, the only full organ that can be transplanted from someone who is still alive and not significantly impact the donor’s long-term health. Deaths from end-stage renal disease can easily be prevented with a donor, but the line for one is very long.