Organic solar cells more efficient with molecules face-to-face
(Phys.org) —New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor ...
Facebook moves to help organ donations
Facebook on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to use the vast social network to help connect organ donors with people who need life-saving transplants.
More than bacon: Genetic alterations in pig tissue may allow for human transplantation
A sizzling genetic discovery by Chinese scientists may one day allow pig tissue to be transplanted successfully into humans. Their research presented in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology represents a major step forward toward ...
Japan paves way for first child organ transplant
Japan prepared on Tuesday to undertake its first organ transplant from the body of a child aged under 15, made possible by a legal amendment aiming to save the lives of many children.
More organs for transplant when icu docs help take care of brain dead donors, says UPMC
More than twice as many lungs and nearly 50 percent more kidneys could be recovered for transplant operations if intensive care physicians were to work with organ procurement organization (OPO) coordinators to monitor and ...
Could HIV-infected organs save lives?
If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the ...
Transplant patient got AIDS from new kidney
(AP) -- A transplant patient contracted AIDS from the kidney of a living donor, in the first documented case of its kind in the U.S. since screening for HIV began in the mid-1980s.
Colo. legislator dropping organ-donor proposal
(AP) -- A Colorado bill that defaults all driver's license applicants as organ donors is unlikely to become law this year.
Transplant surgeons fear using organs from 'High-Risk' donors, despite safety record
As a response to a 2007 episode in which four patients in Chicago were transplanted with organs from a single donor unknowingly infected with HIV -- the only such episode in 20 years -- one-third of transplant surgeons in ...
Shipping kidneys for transplant is safe, research finds
Kidney transplants using organs from live donors work just as well if the kidneys are shipped -- be it across town or across the country -- as when the donors and recipients are operated on at the same hospital, new Johns ...
British drivers asked to become organ donors
Anyone applying for a driving licence in Britain will be asked if they want to join an organ donation scheme under new proposals to boost the number of donors, it was announced on Friday.
Study: Personal contacts at work help people better understand organ donation
Face-to-face workplace interactions may be the best way to educate and encourage people to consider becoming organ donors, according to new research from Purdue University.
NY pilot expands organ recovery to at-home deaths
(AP) -- Families choosing whether to donate a loved one's organs usually have days to grapple with their decision, all while the patient lies hooked up to machines in a hospital bed.
Despite economic slump, donors give generously to global health, though at a slower rate
The worst global economic crisis in decades has not stopped public and private donors from giving record amounts of money to health assistance for developing countries, according to a new report by the Institute for Health ...