Learn more about organ transplants, living donation and those that both give and receive the gift of life in these news stories.
Medical advancement in the organ transplant field could reduce the need for a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs
November 4, 2013. The University of Louisville and Northwestern University's new study is considered a medical breakthrough and may prevent organ rejection for transplant recipients.
June 28, 2013. A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant amid a national debate over the organ allocation process received a second set of lungs after the first failed.
June 17, 2013 | What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab?
An Arlington father, pastor and transplant recipient is encouraging other Hispanics to learn more about organ donation. NBC May 14, 2013.
Houston Chronicle. April 22, 2013. 57-year-old Peter Dodd received a heart transplant just 17 months before completing the BP MS 150.
Chicago Tribune. April 10, 2013. The need for kidneys — especially in this age cohort — raises new questions about long-standing age limits on donation.
Fox News. October 12, 2012. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) plans to prioritize 20 percent of donated kidneys for those recipients with the longest life expectancy, a rule change which favors the youngest patients.
The Transplant Games of America will be coming to Houston, TX in July, 2014. A press conference was held at Houston City Hall on Dec. 19, 2012.
A soldier who lost all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing now has two new arms. Doctors tested out a new technique that could make arm and hand transplants a viable option for more veterans.
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