Learn more about organ transplants, living donation and those that both give and receive the gift of life in these news stories.
NPR/WAMU 88.5. April 2, 2014 | Diane Rehm and guest panel discuss organ donation and the national shortage of kidney donors. Listen here.
KEYE-TV Austin. April 1, 2014 | Michael de la Cruz waits 8 years on dialysis until one day he is told that an anonymous donor will gift him with a life-saving kidney.
Houston Chronicle. February 15, 2014 | Memorial Hermann transplant surgeon, Dr. Mark Hobeika, and transplant team set off a three-way kidney donation chain between Houston, Charlotte and Minneapolis transplant centers.
CNN. February 14, 2014 | Galveston, Texas scientists have created human lungs in a Laboratory-- discovering an exciting step forward in regenerative medicine.
*video courtesy of International Business Times | February 18, 2014
Business Journal. February 11, 2014 | Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio performed 10 life-saving organ exchange transplants during the last week of January, putting the facility at its 250th paired kidney organ transplant.
Medical advancement in the organ transplant field could reduce the need for a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs
Courier Journal. October 30, 2013 | The University of Louisville and Northwestern University's new study is considered a medical breakthrough and may prevent organ rejection for transplant recipients.
Associated Press. 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.
Associated Press. June 17, 2013 | What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab?
NBC Dallas/Ft.Worth. May 14, 2013 | An Arlington father, pastor and transplant recipient is encouraging other Hispanics to learn more about organ donation.
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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Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the first successful organ transplant, dies at age 93. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990.
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