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

Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All

In certain donors, iron deficiency might need to be addressed long term, study finds

Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?

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

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

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

Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors

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

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

Doctors Report Groundbreaking HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

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

Paying for Kidneys Might Boost Donor Rate, Study Says

But transplant experts say it's an ethically loaded idea that needs much review

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

Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart

But organ donors needn't worry, researcher says

Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study Finds

Researchers fear organ donations might drop if potential donors don't think proper steps are taken every time

Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

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

Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study

Lower staffing levels at hospitals, not organ quality, is likely reason why, researcher says

3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study

Infections, complications, organ rejection more likely than in patients who get organ in own country

Kidney Donors, Recipients Want to Know More About Each Other

Researcher says findings indicate need to update current transplant policies

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

Study found mild hypothermia lowered chances that the organ did not work right away

Potential Liver Recipients May Have New Option

Organs harvested after cardiac death appear safe, effective, study says

U.S. Organ-Donor System Needs Overhaul: Study

It's time to reward people willing to save a stranger, experts say

Organ Donor Rates Vary Widely Across America, Study Finds

While whites were more likely to donate, report found race was not only driving factor

Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none has taken place, researchers say

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure

And live donors do well after the procedure, study reports

Donor Hearts Going to Waste, Researchers Report

Uniform guidelines needed that specify which hearts are acceptable for transplantation, experts say

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men

Agency cites data from other countries showing such donations wouldn't compromise blood supply

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found

Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report

Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail

Researchers suggest it could be way to spot trouble earlier

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

Doctors More Willing Than General Public to Donate Organs

Physicians who were younger, female most likely to sign up, Canadian study found

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching

New method uses genetics and computer technology to determine most compatible red blood cells

Transplant Expert Dispels Organ Donation Misconceptions

April is National Donate Life Month

Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds

Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?

U.S. study finds those living in regions with greater happiness more likely to donate organs to strangers

Cornea Donor's Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say

Transplant success rates similar across broad range of ages, study shows

Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study

Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors