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Organ Transplant

The Real Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

How did a 31 year-old Tennessee woman, who is mother of seven children -- one critically ill --become best friends with a single, 24 year-old from Philadelphia? Two years later, I'm still trying to sort that out myself.

The Simple Difference: Close Cultural and Linguistic Gaps to Save Lives of Hispanics

Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D.

Your life should not depend on your ability to understand the doctor's written instructions. Simply not having a Spanish-speaking health care provider answering critical care questions can mean a patient will suffer and likely die. This is a problem getting bigger every day.

Extraordinary Altruism: Who Gives a Kidney to a Stranger?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Making a living kidney donation is not risk-free, which is why it's called extraordinary altruism. Fewer than one in 10,000 people take such a step, so it's been almost impossible to study the social and psychological precursors of this action. Until now.

Hand And Face Transplants To Be Regulated Like Other Organs

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ ...

Dare to Be 100: Before I Die, Transplant Me

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

A few weeks ago I got involved in the discussion about Time magazine's cover story "Can Google Solve Death?" The immortalists chimed in with the usual...

Rare 5-Organ Transplant Gives Toddler New Lease On Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

At just 3 years old, Adonis Ortiz has already endured more medical problems than most people do in an entire lifetime. But hopefully those will be ...

Paying People for Kidneys: Is It Ethical?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The shortage of available kidneys for transplantation leaves many people on burdensome dialysis for years, while others die awaiting a functioning kidney. Still, a thriving business takes place underground and in black markets worldwide.

Son Gets Extremely Unusual Gift From Late Mom

Posted 10.25.2013 | Miami

Many parents hope to help their children see the world more clearly, but one Miami mother was literally able to make that happen in her dying wish. ...

A Weirder Than Usual Week, Even by Chinese Standards

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

China's central government is powerful -- but not as powerful as Hollywood.

UPDATE: Dying Teen Denied Heart Transplant Due To Low Grades, Legal Troubles

Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: After initially being denied a spot on the heart transplant list for reasons that his family say were tied to performance in school and run-in...

Organ Transplant Vote Seeks Medical And Legal Balance

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living

PITTSBURGH — Faced with a federal judge's order in the heart-wrenching cases of two terminally ill children seeking lung transplants, a national...

Judge's Ruling Challenges Nation's Organ Transplant System

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- It's a life or death matter: Who gets the next scarce donated organ? In an unprecedented challenge to the nation's transplant system, a ...

New Device Keeps Liver Alive Outside Body

XPRIZE | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Peter Murray Contributor, Singularity University. In what's being called a medical first, doctors were able to keep a liver functioning outside t...

Sean's Gift: Finding Hope In Unexpected Ways After the Loss of My Son

Marie LaPersonerie | Posted 07.14.2013 | Good News
Marie LaPersonerie

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child, which is why I never would have guessed that allowing my son's organs to be donated, and thus, letting him live on through the lives of total strangers, would provide the comfort to get through my toughest days.

Good News About Organ Transplantation and Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Researchers created an artificial rat kidney in the laboratory that was then transplanted into another rat and ultimately produced urine -- a huge advance in the field of bioengineering.

It's Not What Happens To You That Matters, It's How You React

Todd Storch | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Todd Storch

Hope is a very powerful thing, and as a father that has lost a child, sometimes it is the only thing. I began to realize that with my business and marketing background, I could help. Within weeks after Taylor's funeral, I filed the appropriate paperwork to being what is called Taylor's Gift Foundation.

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Waiting For A Baby's Heart Transplant: One Mom's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Robyn Baitcher | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents

It was New Year's Eve 2006, and Marnie Blakey couldn't get rid of an extremely troubling thought that kept bubbling to the top of her mind. "There ...

Plastic Surgeons: Pioneers in Transplantation

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

Plastic surgery is more than skin deep. Reconstructive surgery, which Dr. Murray also excelled in, continues to push the field forward, with implications far beyond cosmetic procedures.

LOOK: Transplant Survivor Holds Her Heart In Her Hands

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News

The photograph of a beaming transplant patient holding her old, diseased heart in her hands has been lifting spirits across the Internet. "This is ...

Woman Dies Of Cancer After Receiving Smoker's Lungs In Transplant

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

A 27-year-old British woman with cystic fibrosis died after receiving a pair of smoker's lungs in an organ transplant. Her family said the woman did n...

My Celebration of Life: My Organ Transplant Journey

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

It was a brisk December morning when I received the call that I had received a heart from the transplant waiting list. A few days later, I woke up receiving word that I had also become the recipient of successful dual heart and kidney transplant.

Do Current Organ Transplant Policies Restrict Potential Donors?

Janet Radcliffe Richards | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science
Janet Radcliffe Richards

Rightly or wrongly, we make much more fuss about the rights of the dead than the benefit of the living. When there are public scandals about transplantation, these are never about the lives lost that could so easily have been saved, but about organs said to have been improperly procured.

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.

Navy Sailor Who Died From Seizure Gets Proper Burial After Wife's Craigslist Plea

Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact

A few good men from the U.S. Navy came to a widow's aid to give her husband a proper burial in San Diego last week. When Kenneth Nosik, 26 years ol...

Hunger Strike For Liver Transplant (WATCH)

Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices

On Sunday morning a group of five members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Angelican Catholic Mission in Chicago's largely Mexican neighborhood, Little Villag...