Tag: Organ Donation

84-Year-Old Frank Dewhurst Becomes Oldest Living Kidney Donor In US

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

Father Who Thought He Donated Daughter's Body To Science Duped By Alleged Black Market Organ Traders

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

Drone Successfully Delivers Kidney For Organ Transplant In Historic Flight

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

Organ Donors With Hepatitis C Eligible For Donating Heart And Lungs, Says Study

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

Living HIV Patient Donates Kidney In First Transplant Of Its Kind

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

Tennessee Mom Krysta Davis Chooses To Carry Dying Baby To Term To Donate The Organs

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

Extraordinary Case: 4 People Get Cancer From Donated Organs

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

Brain Dead Boy Regains Consciousness Just When Parents Signed Consent To Donate His Organs

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

Old Donor Lungs May Be Good For Transplant: Study

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

Try Not To Cry: On Mother’s Day, Iowa Woman Meets Transplant Patient Who Received Her Late Son’s Heart

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

Couple Says Goodbye To Their Baby Without Brain: Donates Organs To Save Other Infants

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

Iowa Teen’s Organ And Tissues Help 194 People: Why Organ Donations Matter Today More Than Ever

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

Spinach Leaves Turned Into Beating Human Heart Tissue Offer Hope Amid Organ Donor Crisis

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

All French Citizens Are Automatic Organ Donors Now

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

Christmas Miracle: 5-Month-Old Infant Finds Organ Match In 40 Minutes, Successfully Undergoes Liver Transplant

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

Illinois Man Marries Woman He Saved As Liver Donor

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

107-Year-Old Woman Becomes Oldest Organ Donor In Scotland, Saves Sight Of Patient In Need Of Cornea

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

Apple Software Update Will Make It Easy For US Users To Become Organ Donors

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

8-Year-Old Girl Receives New Kidney From Teacher

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

Stuffed Animals Are Given Donated Limbs As Part Of Campaign To Raise Awareness About Child Organ Transplants

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

Aunt Creates Rare Three-Way 'Kidney Chain' To Save Her Niece's Life

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

Surgeons At Johns Hopkins Perform First Liver And Kidney Transplants For HIV-Positive Donor And Recipient

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

Paying For Kidneys May Boost Organ Donation Rates: Study

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

Teacher Volunteers To Donate Her Kidney To Sick Student

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

7-Month-Old Infant Gets Heart Transplant After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

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

Celebrating National Donor Day: Understanding Organ Donation Through Facts And Figures

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 Teen Wakes Up From Heart Transplant Surgery: 'Happy To Be Awake'

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

San Francisco Hospital Suspends Kidney Donor Transplant Program After Death

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 Hooks Up With Tinder TO Raise Awareness On Organ Donation

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

Baby Who Dies An Hour After Birth Is Youngest Organ Donor In The UK

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

Hospitals Are Throwing Away Donor Organs Because It’s The Weekend

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

Damaged Tissues, Organs Could Soon Be Replaced By 3D-Printed Substitutes

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 Could Be Engineered To Create Safe Organs For Humans

Pigs share much of our DNA, and have long been studied as potential donors.

October 13, 2015

Baby Organ Donor Inspires Thousands To Donate,Too

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

Maine Woman Owes Kidney Transplant To Car Window Ad

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

Kentucky Woman Exchanges Kidney For Heart: Kidney Donation Leads To Love

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

Doctors in UK Perform First Organ Transplant from Newborn

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

Parents Hear Dead Son's Heart Beat in Vietnam Vet's Chest

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

Most People in U.S. Cannot Donate Their Kidneys. Here's Why

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

Heart of murdered 5-year old girl donated to save another child's life

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 transplant 'dead heart' into living patients

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

Belgium-based ad agency creates clever campaign for organ donation [Video]

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

Organ donation for free or will compensation address shortage of donors?

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

Study on supercooling preserves organs longer, shows promise on boosting organ donation

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: Story of an Iranian woman who died after tragic beating but saved seven lives in U.S.

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

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