May 7, 2013 2:09 pm
In halachic precedent, Israel’s former Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron rules life-saving organ donation can be received from HIV-positive patient, even if recipient may be infected with disease.
April 22, 2013 2:43 pm
Should parents be required to tell donor children of their origins? An influential British think-tank says No.
March 14, 2013 1:07 pm
A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.
February 25, 2013 4:39 pm
Advancements in anti-rejection drugs that have fewer severe side effects, longer survival rates for pediatric and adult heart transplant patients, and new devices are a few of the steps forward in treating patients with coronary heart disease and other defects.
February 19, 2013 12:48 pm
A charity worker who had six of her organs transplanted after being given six months to live has returned to work. She has become one of three patients in Britain to survive a single six-organ transplant operation, in which she was given a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and small intestine.
February 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Should users of medical marijuana be prevented from getting needed organ transplants? Not according to a bill being considered by state legislators, which treats medical marijuana as no different from any other prescription drug.
January 10, 2013 1:33 pm
German authorities are calling for an overhaul of the country’s organ transplant programme after transplant centres were placed under investigation for systematically manipulating donor waiting lists.
December 18, 2012 5:02 pm
Jennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smoker. A year after the operation she died of cancer. Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known.
December 12, 2012 2:49 pm
An Ohio hospital is set to resume live kidney transplants four months after an organ landed in the trash instead of its intended recipient. The University of Toledo Medical Center halted live transplants after a man’s kidney – intended for his sick sister – was accidentally thrown out as medical waste.
December 10, 2012 7:16 pm
As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come. After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he’s excited about his future but remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.