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  • person's
  • Under the law, a patient declared brain dead should be regarded as being dead only in so far as the person's organs are to be removed for the purpose of transplant. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Rather than poke a needle into an organ to sample cells and tissues-a risky venture-doctors would prefer to noninvasively measure molecular markers in a person's blood and urine to monitor recovery. (acs.org)
  • 18,000
  • More then 100,000 Americans currently need a new kidney, but only about 18,000 a year end up getting the transplant that could save their life. (yahoo.com)
  • nation's
  • It is too early to know exactly how many more organs might eventually become available as a result of new policies regarding organs infected with hepatitis C, said David Klassen, chief medical officer of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the nonprofit that runs the nation's transplant system. (newsday.com)
  • Gorantla and his team have a $1 million-plus military grant to establish the nation's first whole eyeball transplant program, with injured veterans among the potential candidates. (washingtontimes.com)
  • 2016
  • In 2016, Glazier, Feng, and others published the results of a survey of transplant surgeons, institutional review board (IRB) members, and organ procurement organization professionals. (theatlantic.com)
  • More than 33,000 organs were transplanted in the U.S. in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. (acs.org)
  • successfully
  • Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have successfully "grown" a kidney in a laboratory environment and transplanted it back into a healthy animal, raising the tantalizing possibility of a future with organs grown in lab dishes-and a potential end to donor shortages. (yahoo.com)
  • In the following decades, doctors learned how to transplant other organs successfully, and they dramatically improved recovery rates. (howstuffworks.com)
  • doctors
  • Doctors then pumped a compound, including stem cells from young rats, back into the structure and over the course of a couple of weeks, the cells attached themselves to the scaffold, differentiated into the various components of the organ, and re-grew to form the rest of the kidney. (yahoo.com)
  • Doctors discovered the tumor that year and twice attempted to remove it, as it made its way like octopus legs from organ to organ. (deseretnews.com)
  • Things were more tense than celebratory in October when doctors prepared to remove the growth and the organs in one fell swoop and replace them with organs transplanted in one tangled piece from another child of similar size. (deseretnews.com)
  • The doctors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in California, have recommended a life-saving heart transplant. (cota.org)
  • The doctors at University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill have recommended a life-saving heart transplant. (cota.org)
  • United Network
  • If you are interested in donating an organ, contact the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) at 1-888-894-6361 or go online at www.unos.org to get more information and to locate the nearest transplant center. (upmc.com)
  • To locate a transplant center near you, ask your doctor or contact the United Network for Organ Sharing by going online at www.unos.org or calling 1-888-894-6361. (upmc.com)
  • dialysis
  • To bridge to transplant, Shafer was on peritoneal dialysis eleven hours a day to sustain his life, and received his nutrition primarily through a feeding tube. (cota.org)
  • researchers
  • National guidelines stipulate the inclusion of subjective assessments of the extent of social support when considering an individual's suitability for an organ transplant, despite the dearth of evidence linking this factor with outcomes, point out the researchers. (bmj.com)
  • This finding is striking, given the limited evidence base confirming the impact of social support on transplant outcomes and its potential for increasing disparities," write the researchers. (bmj.com)
  • list
  • The transplant center will notify you within 2 weeks of your evaluation to let you know whether you have been placed on the waiting list. (upmc.com)
  • If you have questions about your list status, contact the transplant center where you were evaluated. (upmc.com)
  • The organization's priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list du. (cota.org)
  • After much help from the cardiac team, Porter has been placed on the transplant list and is just waiting for a heart. (cota.org)
  • medical
  • The medical profession must steadily do what it needs to do so public trust in the transplant system will deepen. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Underlying medical disorders, including those responsible for the transplant, should be controlled before pregnancy. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • On TV medical dramas, a common suspenseful story line follows a person in need of an organ transplant waiting to find a donor. (acs.org)
  • About 14 have been done worldwide, said Dr. Vijay Gorantla, medical director of the University of Pittsburgh reconstructive transplant program. (washingtontimes.com)
  • It is important to understand your condition and the potential benefits and risks of organ transplant, as with any medical treatment. (healthdirect.gov.au)
  • If you have had an organ transplant, you will probably need to take medications and have regular medical appointments for the rest of your life. (healthdirect.gov.au)
  • Fortunately, medical research has come a long way and now offers those in need of a new organ an even greater chance of successful recovery. (empowher.com)
  • The remaining half (302, 52%) comprised medical/surgical providers, most of whom (more than 71%) were involved in kidney transplants. (bmj.com)
  • Schnitzler and his team studied the medical records of 1,001 children who underwent kidney transplants between 1995 and 2001, half of whom lost their health insurance. (medindia.net)