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
A heartbroken father who thought he donated his daughter's body to science has been duped by black market organ traders in Illinois. The suspect charged with the felony is still a funeral director in the state.
Feature | Health May 1, 2019
A drone takes flight to deliver precious cargo: a donor kidney ready for transplantation. It's the first time an unmanned aircraft has ever delivered an organ.
Public Health April 30, 2019
A study proved that antiviral drugs can prevent the hepatitis C virus from spreading among patients who received heart and lungs transplant. The new findings prevent organs donated by people who have the disease from being discarded for fear of infection.
Public Health April 5, 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 Tennessee mother decided to carry her dying baby to term even if doctors told her the baby would only live for about 30 minutes. She made the decision so she could donate her baby's organs.
Feature | Health February 9, 2019
Can cancer be transmitted to people through organ donation? Four people who received organs from a single donor eventually developed breast cancer long after the transplantation.
Medicine September 16, 2018
Trenton McKinley sustained multiple skull fractures and a damaged brain stem. Doctors at UAB Children's Hospital in Birmingham said even if they revive him, his brain would suffer due to problems in oxidation.
Feature | Health May 7, 2018
Five-year survival rate of patients who received double-lung transplantation from older lung donors do not differ much from younger donors. Scientists urge the use of older lungs to increase lung donor pool.
Medicine November 11, 2017
On Mother’s Day, Anna Hutt, a mother who lost her teenage son in 2014, meets Gary Flint, the man who had a second chance to live thanks to her son's heart. Learn about this touching organ donation story.
Medicine May 15, 2017
The Oklahoma couple who carried their terminally ill baby to full term says their heartbreaking goodbyes. Eva Young’s organs will be donated to give hope to other kids.
Feature | Health April 28, 2017
An Iowa teen helped 194 people with his organ and tissue donations 15 months after his death. Currently, both deceased and living organ donors are badly needed.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017
Scientists turned a spinach leaf into a beating human heart muscle. The proof-of-concept work may eventually lead to biomedical solutions that can help alleviate shortage of donated organs.
Biotech March 28, 2017
France is now automatically assigning all its citizens as organ donors upon their death, unless they join an official register for opting out. This opt-out system is already being practiced in other countries around the world, including Spain and Austria.
Public Health January 5, 2017
Daniel McCabe and his family just received what could be the best Christmas gift ever. The 5-month-old only had to wait 40 minutes after going on the United Network of Organ Sharing list to match with a liver donor.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016
An ex-marine officer from Illinois got married this month to the woman to whom he donated his liver. After agreeing to undergo the procedure without previously knowing the woman, the man fell in love, and remains healthy today, as well as his wife.
Life & Style October 29, 2016
Age is not a barrier when it comes to organ donation, a new campaign in Scotland advocates. Indeed, a 107-year-old woman has become the oldest organ donor in the country.
Public Health July 6, 2016
Organ transplants save lives, yet there is a donor shortage that needs to be addressed. Apple wants to help convince more people to register as organ donors with an upcoming update to the iOS 10 Health app.
Apple July 5, 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
Second Life Toys is a campaign where people can donate limbs to help give stuffed animals a second chance at life to teach about child organ transplants.
Viral May 12, 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 revolutionary surgery, liver and kidney from an HIV-infected donor were transplanted into HIV-positive patients. The surgery was carried out at John Hopkins University Medical Center.
Life April 1, 2016
Researchers found that financial incentives for living kidney donors can increase the rates of organ donation. The findings suggest the need for modifications in current regulations and laws prohibiting compensation that could potentially help save the lives of many.
Life March 24, 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 7-month-old baby in Seattle was revived through a successful heart transplant after going into cardiac arrest. The little boy's family hopes to raise awareness about organ donation.
Life February 28, 2016
Every year, thousands die because they don’t receive life-saving transplant surgery due to the lack of available organs. National Donor Day is in place to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Life February 17, 2016
15-year-old Trevor Sullivan woke up from heart transplant surgery happy. The teenager's family learned he needed to undergo the procedure last year when they thought he was coming down with a simple cold.
Life January 25, 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
NHS and Tinder team up to raise awareness on organ donation via The Wait campaign. Three famous British personalities signed up on Tinder to remind users if only finding an organ donor can be as quick and easy as a few swipes on Tinder.
Life December 15, 2015
A baby girl named Hope, who died shortly after her birth, has become real hope to patients in need. Hope's parents decided to donate her liver and kidney cells, and she is now the youngest organ donor in the UK.
Society December 6, 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
Patients waiting for organ donors face excruciating challenges both physically and psychologically. Now, researchers may have finally found the solution to end this agony: replacing damaged organs with 3D-printed substitutes.
Life October 27, 2015
Pigs share much of our DNA, and have long been studied as potential donors.
October 13, 2015
The tragic life of baby Teddy Houlston and his parents' decision to donate his heart valves and kidneys have helped convince more than 500,000 people in the United Kingdom to sign up to become organ donors.
Life September 29, 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
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
In a groundbreaking medical procedure, doctors in the UK have transplanted a 6 day old baby's kidney and liver cells to two different recipients after her heart stopped beating.
Life January 21, 2015
Matt Heisler continues to help people after his death. As an organ donor, he has helped 60 people including Tom Meeks, a Vietnam veteran who needed a heart transplant because of a disease known as amyloidosis.
Life November 28, 2014
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
A five-year-old girl, Laylah Peterson, was shot dead in her grandparents' home on Thursday evening. Laylah's heart will be donated to save the life of another child.
Life November 10, 2014
Surgeons in Australia have been able to make a dead heart beat again and transplanted the organ to a patient. The breakthrough procedure opens up possibilities for the reduction of the shortage of organs that are donated for transplants.
Life October 24, 2014
Reborn to be Alive aims to raise awareness about organ donation with a clever campaign designed by Belgian agency Duval Guillaume.
Internet Culture October 22, 2014
The debate over whether organ donors should be compensated in a bid to tempt them or should it be free, rages on. A new study reveals that nearly 539 New Yorkers died due to lack of donors as they were on the wait list for an organ transplant.
Life August 7, 2014
Researchers found they can preserve rat livers for several days using a technique known as supercooling. The method may improve organ transplantation and donation once it is found to also work with humans.
Life June 30, 2014
Sanaz Nezami died as a result of merciless beating by her husband. However, she saved 7 lives by donating her organs.
Society January 3, 2014