Bronx Boy Receives New Lung After Successful Legal Challenge

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:28

Javier Acosta received a new lung following a successful challenge to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network's so-called "Under 12 Rule."


Ohio Execution Delayed For Decision On Organ Donation Request

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:23

Ohio death row inmate Ronald Philips' execution has been delayed until doctors decide whether a pre- or post-execution organ donation is possible.

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Would You Donate Your Kidney For $10,000?

By | Sat, 10/26/2013 - 15:22

Canadian researchers say paying living organ donors could end up saving the system more money overall.

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Hospital Mistakenly Threw Out Kidney Donated To Woman By Her Younger Brother [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 08/30/2013 - 10:29

University of Toledo Medical Center filed to dismiss a lawsuit from Sarah and Paul Fudacz's family after admitting to throwing out the healthy kidney meant to be transplanted between the siblings.

Johns Hopkins: Facebook, Social Media Campaign Boosted Organ Donation

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 02:10

A Facebook-based social media initiative triggered a 21-fold increase in registered organ donors across the US in a single day.

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Organ Donor Law May Keep Sarah Murnaghan From Getting The Life-Saving Lung Transplant She Needs

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:51

A 10-year-old girl in the Philadelphia may die because of national organ donor law that prohibits anyone under the age of 12 from receiving an organ before an adult.

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Deadly Parasitic Roundworms Transmitted Through Organ Transplants [PHOTOS]

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:42

An uncommon intestinal parasitic threadworm called Strongyloides stercoralis infected whole organ transplant recipients through the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and heart of a single donor.

Jennifer Wederell

Cancer Death of Patient Given Smoker's Lung Reveals 40% of Transplanted Lungs Come From Smokers

By | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 13:20

The family of a UK cystic fibrosis patient who died of cancer after she was given a smoker's lung during a transplant operation is speaking out about her death for the first time.

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Danish Teen Wakes From the "Dead" Just as Doctors Prepare to Harvest Her Organs

By | Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:37

A teenage girl who had been stuck in a coma after a catastrophic car crash miraculously woke up just as doctors were about to declare her brain dead and harvest her organs.