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China Says It Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, But Evidence Belies Its Claim

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University The Chinese government has claimed the country no longer harvests organs from prisoners. But recent revelations abo...

Meet The Doctor Behind The Most Extreme Face Transplant Ever

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.01.2016 | Science

Last August, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez performed the most extensive face transplant operation ever. In the 26-hour operation, which took place at New Yor...

2 Myths About Organ Donation Dispelled

Laura Goldman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Laura Goldman

On April 1, 2016, the Gift of Life Donor Program and Donors are Heroes are holding a fundraising gala to raise funds for public education programs that emphasize the benefits and dispel many of the myths surrounding organ donations.

Ganesh and Daksha: Paradigms for Xenotransplants?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

It is not uncommon to hear that the myths of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, and of Daksha, the goat-headed god found in the Hindus Puranas, are Hindu endorsements of xeno-transplantation.

Prayers: Cholo Goth Duo's Dreams Bring Virtual Reality Live to Global Audience

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Cholo goth duo Prayers are blazing hot right now, shifting their universe onto a higher plane, making their dreams reality and taking their fans with them into virtual reality.

Rancid Bring Out The Wolves In 20th Anniversary Celebration

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Twenty years for anything is a long time, 20 years for a band can feel like a lifetime, but for California punk legends, Rancid, it is more than that, it is family, love, and a united brotherhood.

He Brought It Upon Himself

John Rankl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Rankl

One morning, two of my doctors had just finished evaluating me. They had left the room and routinely sat down at their computer stations to type their medical notes. I could easily hear their conversation. I heard one doctor say to the other, "Oh well, he brought it upon himself."

Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective

Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA

More than 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for solid organ transplants, but in 2011 there were just 28,465 transplants completed. And the shortage is only worsening as the numbers of available organs continues to drop, both from living and deceased donors.

Let's Stop Wasting Our Dead

Larry Doyle | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Doyle

When I die, I would like to be eaten by puppies. I would prefer happy, rambunctious puppies, about eight weeks old and from the same litter if possible.

Calvary Comes With Kidney Transplant to Rescue Detroit Writer, Critic

Jim McFarlin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim McFarlin

For far too many patients fighting the valiant fight against chronic kidney disease (CKD), tragically, the call never comes.

Thumbs Up For Big Toe That Replaces Severed Digit

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.14.2011 | Weird News

After accidentally severing his thumb while sawing through a piece of wood last December, James Byrne, 29, had surgeons attach his big toe in its plac...

Lucas Kavner

After Two Organ Transplants, Cancer Diagnosis, One Girl Gives Back | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact

Odunola “Ola” Ojewumi, quite possibly the most optimistic college junior in America, was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart defec...

WATCH: California Mom Shows Off Hand Transplant

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

This hand transplant went miraculously. A 26-year-old mother received the first hand transplant in the history of California on March 5, and met wi...

Arizona Politicians Cut Off Funds for Life-Saving Transplants While Cheering Afghanistan War Spending

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Arizona's Republican-led state government just decided to cut their state budget by slashing their state's Medicaid coverage for organ transplants, ev...

Patient Dies After Arizona Cuts Transplant From Budget

KTAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Valley man who took center stage in the debate over state budget cuts that stopped funding for certain transplants has died. Mark Price, 37, had ba...

How to Be a Hero in One Easy Step

Cari Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

18 people die every day, due to the lack of organs available for transplant. Every 11 minutes, a new name is added to the national list. Making one's organs available postmortem just makes sense.

How We Talk About Death

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

We hide behind words because the reality can be too painful. We try to soften the edges with euphemisms or oblique references. I will never say "pull the plug" again.

Double Arm Transplant Patient, Karl Merk, Makes Progress (VIDEO)

Associated Press | MARY LANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BERLIN -- The recipient of the world's first complete double arm transplant scratched his head and back and beamed at his doctors Wednesday, saying he...