Richard Norris

Face Transplant Patient Richard Norris Revels In The Fact That People No Longer Stare At Him

By | Sat, 06/29/2013 - 17:14

Over a year after a groundbreaking face transplant surgery, Richard Norris says his life is finally getting back to normal. But that doesn't mean it's without its struggles.

Strongyloides life cycle

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.


A Transplant First: Liver Kept Alive Outside Body

By | Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:12

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.

Competition Affects Who Gets a Liver Transplant

By | Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:55

More competition between medical centers that perform liver transplants may mean sicker patients get lower-quality donor organs.

Taron Pounds

Docs Rebuild Man's Face With Parts of His Leg After Disfiguring Fireworks Injury

By | Wed, 09/26/2012 - 18:17

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.


Hospitals Harvesting Organs From Patients That Doctors Were Pressured to Declare Brain Dead: Lawsuit

By | Wed, 09/26/2012 - 12:31

New York hospitals are routinely "harvesting" body parts from patients before they're even dead, a lawsuit is claiming.

Texas Woman to Receive First U.S. Double Arm Transplant

By | Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:49

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.

Doctor in surgery

One Person's Gift Is Another Person's Trash: Nurse Throws Donated Kidney Away

By | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:51

The intended recipient has end-stage renal disease.