By Ashik Siddique | Apr 12, 2013 07:42 PM EDT
An uncommon intestinal parasitic threadworm called Strongyloides stercoralis infected whole organ transplant recipients through the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and heart of a single donor.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 15, 2013 03:12 PM EDT
The first machine to keep a liver warm and fed with oxygen was successful at saving two lives. Inventors hope to expand usage all over the world and prevent needless deaths.
By Elaine Lies | Jan 07, 2013 08:55 AM EST
More competition between medical centers that perform liver transplants may mean sicker patients get lower-quality donor organs.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 26, 2012 06:17 PM EDT
Doctors have reconstructed a man's face with part of his leg bone after half the man's face was literally "blown off" by fireworks.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 26, 2012 12:31 PM EDT
New York hospitals are routinely "harvesting" body parts from patients before they're even dead, a lawsuit is claiming.
By Ros Krasny | Sep 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT
A Texas woman who lost all four limbs to a flesh-eating bacteria has been approved for a double arm transplant at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital in what will be the first such procedure performed in the United States.
By Makini Brice | Aug 27, 2012 11:51 AM EDT
The intended recipient has end-stage renal disease.