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Organ Transplants

Iran Restricts Organ Transplants

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Over 25,000 Iranian patients are on the waiting list for receiving an organ, according to the latest statistics that Iran's Ministry of Health has announced. Official statistics show that every day, seven to 10 patients on this list die in dire need of an organ transplant.

WATCH: Scientist Eyes Creation Of Organ That Makes Electricity Inside The Body

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

As 3D printing technology matures, scientists can foresee the day when we simply "bio-print" replacement human organs -- putting an end to transplant ...

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.

Doctors Successfully Perform 9 Womb Transplants

AP | By MALIN RISING and MARIA CHENG | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has rai...

Over 100 Lives Saved As A Result Of Kidney Exchange Program

Posted 12.03.2013 | Los Angeles

In an incredible example of paying it forward, 100 lives have been saved by strangers involved in a kidney exchange program. At the Ronald Reagan U...

Ooh Sexy Genes! Our Immune System Genes, that is.

Daniel M. Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Daniel M. Davis

While mainstream science focused on how certain genes work in the immune system, others - by and large, working away from the limelight - have found evidence that these same genes can also influence sexual attraction.

A Man with 'Three Big Hearts'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.04.2013 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Two-time heart recipient New Jersey man helps others have their second chance Heart transplants are, in my nonprofessional opinion, miracles: Pre...

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...

China Struggles With Taboo Against Organ Donation

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China is phasing out its reliance on executed prisoners for donated organs, but an architect of the country's transplant system said Friday...

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.

Adorable Baby Marks MAJOR Medical Miracle

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 05.13.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- 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 g...

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 ...

Chelsea Kiene

Marion Barry's Plan To Encourage Organ Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once include...

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.

He Brought It Upon Himself

John Rankl | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay 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."

Is it Probable that People Anywhere in the World are Kidnapped Solely for the Purpose of Involuntary Organ Donation?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2012 | Weird News
Quora

Kidney theft is a venerable urban legend. The origins of urban legends are notoriously difficult to identify but in the case of kidney (or other organ) theft, the rumors seem to have preceded the real-life cases by some years.

Kidney Donation: How Do You Match Up?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

April is National Donate Life Month, and if you're thinking about donating a kidney, now would be the time to find out what it's all about. Did you ever wonder how they match potential organ donors with people who need organs?

WATCH: 'Oops' Doesn't Cut It, Medics Drop Donor Heart

Posted 01.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexican paramedics found themselves as the targets of intense criticism after video surfaced of them dropping a donor heart as they rushed to a hospit...

Rebuilding Bodies

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Last Sunday, July 10th, Dr. Pedro Cavadas made headlines after performing the world’s first double-leg transplant. By all accounts, it was a histori...

Lucas Kavner

After Two Organ Transplants, Cancer Diagnosis, One Girl Gives Back

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Chinese Organ Donor Plan Causes Controversy

Posted 06.26.2011 | World

China's plan to tackle the nation's organ transplant demands by encouraging new drivers to become donors is getting mixed reviews. As Reuters is r...

Pope Champions Organ Transplants -- But Is No Longer Donor

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has long championed organ transplants, but don't expect an organ donation from him. The Vatican says his body b...

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.