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Life-saving organ transplant opportunities being missed
As many as 2,500 more organs could be made available for transplant in the UK if families spoke more openly about donating after death, says the UK National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant organization.
Donated organs to stay close to major transplant centers
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a group that decides which patients receive life-saving organ transplants in the US, reinstated a policy that gives transplant centers first dibs on donated livers in their communities.
Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved
A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a ‘game changer’ and approved for use on the NHS.
First baby born after deceased womb transplant
A healthy baby girl has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead body.
UK's longest waiting patient for heart transplant pleads for more organ donors
The UK’s longest waiting patient for a heart transplant has appealed for potential donors to ‘be a hero’, as organ donation week begins.
Hepatitis-infected kidneys may be safe new option for transplant
If they're already infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), patients in need of a kidney transplant might safely receive an organ from an HCV-infected donor, a new study maintained.
Why fecal transplant could save your life
The fecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine's most disgusting procedure.
First baby born from a uterus transplant
A hospital official says that the first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the US has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the US but one achieved several years ago in Sweden.
Reading information aloud improves memory of materials
You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo found.
Diabetes drug 'could be used to end agony of transplant rejection'
An experimental diabetes drug could be used to end the agony of transplant rejection, British scientists said.
World’s first child hand transplant a ‘success’
Ten-year-old Zion Harvey had his hands and feet amputated at the age of two, following a sepsis infection. He also had a kidney transplant. He is now able to write, feed and dress himself, his doctor said.
New drug may reduce transplant, mortality rates in hepatitis C
A new drug has been found to significantly reduce the risk of transplantation or death in patients with hepatitis C infection, according to a recent study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare's Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pump reverses heart damage without need for transplant
British doctors last night hailed a medical procedure which sees patients with severe heart disease recover full fitness — without the need for a transplant.
Over 400 liver transplants performed in Iran annually
Iranian surgeons perform over 400 liver transplants each year, said deputy health minister for research and technology.
Transplant patients given organs from dead cancer sufferers
Hundreds of organs taken from dead cancer patients have been given to transplant patients because an acute shortage means doctors must take the risk, it has been revealed. Tests are carried out to try to make sure the organs are not cancerous and infections are rare, but have happened.

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