Wimberly, Texas-native Frank Dewhurst donated one of his kidneys to his neighbor who was suffering from lupus. Despite already being an octogenarian, Dewhurst proved to be healthy enough to undergo transplant surgery.
Public Health May 29, 2019
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine carried out the first-ever HIV-to-HIV organ transplant, where both donor and recipient are still alive. The milestone event challenges how the public views the debilitating disease.
Public Health March 29, 2019
A team of surgeons from the University of Chicago Medicine created history by successfully performing back-to-back triple organ transplants. The surgeries lasting 17 and 20 hours replaced failing heart, liver, and kidney of two 29-year-old patients.
Health January 5, 2019
Stanley the cat, who had a $19,000 kidney transplant last year, was diagnosed with peritonitis, a severe inflammation of the abdomen. Unfortunately, he was no longer a good candidate for surgery.
Animals December 18, 2018
What is polycystic kidney disease? A woman required a kidney transplant for her condition and her husband of nearly three decades gladly donated his kidney just months before their 30th anniversary.
Medicine August 12, 2018
The kidney of a thin woman was found to have been falling almost 6 centimeters into her pelvis when she shifts positions from lying to standing. She had been suffering bouts of pain because of this in the past six years.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018
A husband just gave his wife the gift of her life — literally. For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar gave Monica his own kidney, putting a stop to her suffering.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018
A woman from Baltimore spent $19,000 for a kidney transplant to save her 17-year-old cat named Stanley. The surgery, which used up a significant portion of her savings, also allowed her to save another life.
Public Health February 27, 2018
A week before Christmas, someone stole a Utah boy's 3-month supply of life-saving medication from his family home porch. Fortunately, the boy's father managed to replace it in time for his son.
Medicine December 23, 2017
A major scientific breakthrough promises to revolutionize cryopreservation and make organs readily available to patients. The technology minimizes the damage associated with unfreezing cryopreserved tissue.
Biotech March 2, 2017
HIV-HIV transplants are now approved at the Yale New Haven Hospital. With this, more of the life-saving procedure can be done, benefiting those with the disease and those without.
Public Health September 15, 2016
The U.S. government announced a $200 million investment for reducing the long wait list of organ transplant patients. The government will work with private organizations to increase the number of organ donor registrations.
Medicine June 14, 2016
A first-grade teacher donated her kidney to save the life of her 8-year-old student. Natasha Fuller, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease, is now recovering well after the successful surgery earlier this week.
Feature | Health May 30, 2016
In a unique three-way kidney swap chain, an aunt helped save not only her niece’s life, but also enhanced the lives of two others who were in need of kidney transplants.
Biotech April 22, 2016
In a large, national study employing desensitization, doctors successfully altered the immune systems of patients to enable them to accept kidneys from incompatible donors. This breakthrough is believed to shorten the waiting lists for kidney transplants and give hope to patients.
Life March 10, 2016
A teacher from Wisconsin decided to donate her kidney to her student. She was thrilled to discover that she was a match and surprised her student's family with the news.
Life March 10, 2016
A team of scientists created the world's first artificial kidney that can be implanted and powered by the patient's own heart. Using a microchip called the "silicon nanotechnology," the bio-hybrid device mimics a real kidney and can keep patients off dialysis.
Life February 17, 2016
A toddler became the first in the world to get an organ transplant from an adult donor through 3D technology. The operation was successful and the child was saved from a lifetime of dialysis treatments.
Life January 27, 2016
The number of kidney disease-related early deaths has decreased. However, the number of those being diagnosed with end stage renal disease continues to rise.
Life January 18, 2016
In an official statement, Natalie Cole's family disclosed the cause of her death. The 'Unforgettable' singer, and daughter of Nat King Cole struggled with drugs and health problems while rising to fame with her numerous chart-topping hits.
Society January 9, 2016
The UCSF Medical Center halted its living donor program for kidney transplant following the death of a donor. Investigations to determine the cause of death are ongoing.
Life December 20, 2015
Waitlisted transplant patients continue to be 'in limbo' despite surge in number of organ donor signatures. NHS plans to launch a 14-hour film to raise awareness about the life-saving potentials of donating organs.
Life November 20, 2015
Is it luck at first swipe? Tinder, a famous dating app, became the answer to a lifelong prayer of Erika Bragan, a mother who is suffering from polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and is in dire need of a kidney. Her friend's date volunteered to donate her kidneys.
Life November 16, 2015
Money can't buy a new heart but it can certainly help wealthy patients wait less to get a transplant. Researchers found wealthy patients who are multiple-listed have better chances of getting the organ they need for transplant.
Life November 10, 2015
New findings show that usable donor organs are being harvested but discarded at a significantly higher rate over the weekend.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2015
Wait-listed transplant patients sometimes go the extreme mile to get the organ they need: buy black market donor organs in another country. Experts found the post-surgery health risks are 'not worth it', which go beyond ethical and legal dangers.
Life November 8, 2015
Louise Drewery, from Lincolnshire, donated her kidney to a stranger who was suffering from kidney failure. This was the first ever case of altruistic donation in the UK that occurred through social media.
Life October 20, 2015
Zion Harvey, the eight-year-old Baltimore boy who underwent a successful double hand transplant surgery in July, has been released from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is now continuing his recuperation at home.
Life August 27, 2015
Online, in the daily paper, at the back of your car: anything you need, you can look for by posting ads anywhere. A woman from Maine found her kidney donor by posting an ad at the back of her car.
Life June 18, 2015
A kidney transplant chain involving 18 patients has been successfully completed in San Francisco. Kidney transplant chains - which help match compatible donors and recipients - are becoming increasingly popular.
Life June 8, 2015
Success Kid’s dad needs a kidney transplant. Who can help? The Internet! A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to cover the Griner family's medical expenses.
Life April 16, 2015
Fundraiser for a kidney transplant raised ethical concerns after the money collected went far above the donor's expenses. It is illegal to sell organs including kidneys in the US.
Life April 10, 2015
A man from Colorado posted an advertisement on the back of his pickup truck for possible kidney donors to his wife. A picture of the sign went viral, leading to countless calls from interested donors.
Life April 1, 2015
Twelve people experienced a life-changing event as they underwent a six-way kidney swap, the largest in California. Doctors successfully completed the procedure Friday, making history for CPMC.
Life March 7, 2015
A hospital in San Francisco is preparing to perform a six-way kidney transplant involving 12 donors and 12 kidney recipients. This could be the largest transplant chain on the West Coast.
Life March 6, 2015
It was just an act of kindness that didn't seek anything in return. Ashley McIntyre did get something in return for donating her kidney, however -- a life of love.
Life February 13, 2015
A majority of Americans is ineligible for kidney donation because of preventable health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Aside from health, the socio-economic status of the population also plays a pivotal role in influencing the decision to donate.
Life November 16, 2014
Family hopes Facebook can help find kidney donor for ailing father. Georgia police officer Raleigh Callaway said in Stage 5 kidney failure.
Life July 20, 2014
Facebook breathes in new life to a two-year-old girl. A stranger agrees to donate her kidney to the ailing two-year-old child.
Life May 2, 2014
Social network site brings donor to rescue of young girl fighting kidney disease. Surgery is scheduled for next week.
Life April 30, 2014