Chimerism and Tolerance Without GVHD or Engraftment Syndrom HLA-Mismatched Combined Kidney and Hematopoietic Stem Cell in Transplantation
A recent report is now available on the successful combined kidney-stem cell transplant to obviate the need for anti-rejection meds. Read More.
Sentara Heart Hospital Offers Total Artifical Heart
Physicians at Sentara Heart Hospital have begun offering the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as the latest advancement in its heart transplant program. TAH is a newly approved treatment for advanced heart failure patients and is used as a bridge for patients awaiting a heart transplant. Read More.
Girl Set for Lifesaving Transplant
The girl that everyone came to see sat at the bar, her surgical mask pulled aside to enjoy a tall glass of orange juice and a plate of sliced strawberries. Nora Getchell, just days shy of her seventh birthday, was at the Shirley, N.Y., Applebee's so she and her family could celebrate some good news after months of immunosuppressant drug treatments and bone-marrow donor searches. Finally there was a potential lifesaving match. Read More.
Medical Community Disturbed by China's Organ Centers
A recent report by a human rights watchdog group linking would-be defector and former police chief Wang Lijun with research into organ harvesting has brought outspoken condemnation of Wang's mixture of police work and medical innovation from members of the medical community within the United States. Read More.
Organ Donation Opt-Out Backed by Two-Thirds in BBC Poll
Plans to introduce opt-out organ donation are supported by almost two-thirds of Welsh people, according to a BBC Wales poll. It found 63 percent of voters backed a system of presumed consent and 31 percent were against. Read More.
Runner Released from UCLA Hospital After Double Lung Transplant
Only 10 days after undergoing a successful double lung transplant, California Sen. Sharon Runner was released March 6 by her doctors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A limited scleroderma patient, Runner caught several lung infections in December which led to her re-enlistment on the organ transplant list. There are an estimated 300,000 people living with scleroderma; and nearly 80 percent are women. Read More.
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