News tagged with organ donor

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.

Apr 12, 2011
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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 ...

Mar 30, 2011
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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.

Mar 17, 2011
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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 ...

Jan 14, 2011
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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.

Dec 31, 2010
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