Organ Transplant News

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Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant

Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

9/15/2017
Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

8/2/2017
Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

7/27/2017
Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average

Study suggests centers are often appropriately picky, but one specialist says patients should have a say in these choices

7/7/2017
Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?

Study found suboptimal organs prolonged lives and were a much better option than dialysis

6/1/2017
Wild 'Death Cap' Mushroom Seriously Sickens 14 in California

Foraging by novices tied to 3 people needing liver transplants and permanent brain damage in a child

5/25/2017
Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study

More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait-list

5/11/2017
A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?

Doctors say they cleared hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits

5/10/2017
Transplant of Insulin-Producing Cells Offers Hope Against Type 1 Diabetes

Patient still off injections a year after receiving cells in area near stomach

4/26/2017
Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

4/17/2017
Baseball Great Rod Carew Owes His Life to NFL Player's Transplanted Organs

Tight end Konrad Reuland was 29 when he died of a brain aneurysm; same number Carew wore on the field

3/30/2017
Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success

Study found the closer the match between donor and recipient, the better the outcome

3/14/2017
Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

3/7/2017
Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

2/9/2017
Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

Study finds language a barrier to getting needed care

1/25/2017
Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists?

30 members of U.S. Congress request clear guidance on this ethically fraught issue

12/15/2016
Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors

Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian

11/18/2016
New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer: Study

Strategy allows doctors more time to assess organs, transport for transplant

10/5/2016
Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant

Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

9/21/2016
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

9/7/2016
Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment

Donors and recipients don't need to be a perfect match, researcher says

7/15/2016
Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?

Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

6/21/2016
Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

6/13/2016
Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplants

Reduce waitlist, increase donors and advance research are priorities

4/22/2016
Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant

Study also suggests nearly twice the risk for a new cancer

4/14/2016
Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

If findings are confirmed, treatment could cut number of patients on waiting lists, researchers say

4/14/2016
Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplants May Work Well for Those With the Virus

Findings might help reduce organ waiting list, researchers say

4/11/2016
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

4/10/2016
Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

4/4/2016
More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

Better diagnosis and care may be behind the trend, experts say

4/1/2016
Scientists Grow and Transplant Functioning Skin Onto Mice

It's a promising start, but human version may be a decade or more away, researcher says