Organ Donation News

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11/9/2017
10/5/2017
Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant

Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

9/21/2017
Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/30/2016
Doctors Report Groundbreaking HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

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

3/23/2016
Paying for Kidneys Might Boost Donor Rate, Study Says

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

3/9/2016
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

1/11/2016
Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart

But organ donors needn't worry, researcher says

12/28/2015
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

12/5/2015
Kidney Transplant Prospects Worse for Native Americans: Study

Data review finds organ availability, survival rates better for whites

11/16/2015
Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

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

11/9/2015
Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study

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

11/9/2015
3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

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

11/6/2015
Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study

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

8/18/2015
Kidney Donors, Recipients Want to Know More About Each Other

Researcher says findings indicate need to update current transplant policies

7/29/2015
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

6/5/2015
Potential Liver Recipients May Have New Option

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

6/1/2015
U.S. Organ-Donor System Needs Overhaul: Study

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

5/28/2015
Organ Donor Rates Vary Widely Across America, Study Finds

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

5/14/2015
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

3/26/2015
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

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

3/19/2015
Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure

And live donors do well after the procedure, study reports

2/10/2015
Donor Hearts Going to Waste, Researchers Report

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

1/28/2015
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

12/23/2014
FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men

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

12/4/2014
New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

Changes intended to make organ allocation more equitable

11/19/2014
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

11/16/2014
Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

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

11/11/2014
Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail

Researchers suggest it could be way to spot trouble earlier

8/28/2014
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

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

7/23/2014
Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

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

7/17/2014
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

7/15/2014
Doctors More Willing Than General Public to Donate Organs

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

7/9/2014
Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

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

5/22/2014
FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching

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

4/21/2014
Transplant Expert Dispels Organ Donation Misconceptions

April is National Donate Life Month

2/11/2014
Kidney Donation a Low-Risk Choice, Study Finds

Rigorous screening process leaves only healthy candidates

2/7/2014
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

11/15/2013
Cornea Donor's Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say

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

10/25/2013
Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study

Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

10/16/2013
DMV-Based Campaign Helped Boost Organ Donations

Illinois offices reached out to reluctant licensees

9/26/2013
Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds

Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too