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

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

May allow more patients to get donor organ, study finds

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

Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?

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

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

Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study

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

A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?

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

Transplant of Insulin-Producing Cells Offers Hope Against Type 1 Diabetes

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

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

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

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

Weight, Gender Appear to Play Part in Kidney Transplant Success

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

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

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

Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

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

Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

Study finds language a barrier to getting needed care

Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists?

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

Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors

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

New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer: Study

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

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

Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

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

Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment

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

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?

Study suggests incompatibility with the Y chromosome, poor outcomes

Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

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

Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplants

Reduce waitlist, increase donors and advance research are priorities

Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant

Study also suggests nearly twice the risk for a new cancer

Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

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

Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplants May Work Well for Those With the Virus

Findings might help reduce organ waiting list, researchers say

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

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

More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

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

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

Doctors Report Groundbreaking HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

One donor supplied a kidney to one patient and a liver to another patient

Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study

Findings show need to coordinate care after organ transplant, researcher says

Transplant From Incompatible Living Donor Boosts Kidney Patients' Survival

Study finding offers hope to patients who might die while on the wait list for a compatible deceased donor

Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

3D Printing of 'Complex' Human Tissue Moves Forward

Scientists say they created tissue with blood vessels that survived for weeks in lab

First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children

She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant

'Life-enhancing' procedure offers womb-less women a chance at pregnancy

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

Just over one-third of the organs are accepted for those most in need

Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

Rejections, early deaths on the decline among black organ recipients

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

Belatacept showed long-term benefits over older immune-suppressing drug, but costs more

Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study Finds

New risk calculator estimates who will need dialysis in two to five years

Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable

Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

Transplanted Face May Age Prematurely

The field is young, and much is still unknown, surgeon says

Shorter People Less Likely to Get Lung Transplants

They also have higher odds of dying while waiting for surgery, the study says

Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

26-hour procedure included more than 100 physicians, nurses, technical and support staff at NYC hospital