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  • livers
  • I am not aware of any other development that has allowed us to expand the donor pool in this way," said Kelly Schlendorf, medical director of the adult heart transplant program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which started using hearts infected with hepatitis C in 2016 after successful transplants of infected livers at the Nashville hospital. (newsday.com)
  • So far, the technique has only been used on rats, but with more time and practice, it could be scaled up to pigs, then humans, and possibly even other organs, like livers and hearts. (yahoo.com)
  • lungs
  • For problems with the heart, the lungs and other highly sensitive organs, a transplant is typically the course of last resort. (howstuffworks.com)
  • For example, a boy less than 6 years old was judged to be in a state of brain death in a hospital in Hiroshima Prefecture in May and his lungs were transplanted to a 1-year-old girl at Okayama University Hospital and his heart to a boy under 10 at University of Tokyo Hospital. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • successfully
  • An eight-month-old boy from Northern New York successfully received five transplanted organs as part of a single procedure at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian-the first procedure of its kind performed at the Hospital. (nyp.org)
  • 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)
  • surgeons
  • If compensation were legally payable to live donors, I'm guessing the scenario would be that the donor enters the transplant center willingly, signs a zillion consent forms and the surgeons involved in the transplant do the harvesting. (marginalrevolution.com)
  • The decision is expected to bring new controversy to Loma Linda, where surgeons in recent years have performed many infant heart transplants as well as one such operation involving the use of a baboon's heart. (latimes.com)
  • In the late 1990s, surgeons in Lyon, France, and New Zealand performed the first successful hand transplants. (howstuffworks.com)
  • 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)
  • In contrast, 58 percent of transplant surgeons and 19 percent of organ procurement organization professionals agreed. (theatlantic.com)
  • national transplant
  • After years of pondering, she is ready to fulfill a longtime goal: developing a national transplant foundation to increase donations -- particularly among African-Americans -- and provide grass-roots community education, involvement and support for organ donations. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Procurement
  • A little less than 15 percent of our donations are the result of the epidemic," said Kevin Cmunt, head of Gift of Hope, an organ procurement agency covering parts of Illinois and Indiana. (newsday.com)
  • Already there were perceived barriers and real barriers [to donor invention research] and now there's concern about regulatory compliance," says Alexandra Glazier, president and CEO of New England Donor Services , an organ-procurement organization that helps arrange donations. (theatlantic.com)
  • surgeon
  • She has been a successful surgeon and is known in the transplant community. (baltimoresun.com)
  • SLUCare transplant surgeon Dr. Chintalapati Varma physically grabs the kidney from the body of living organ donor Robyn Rosenberger during surgery at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis on Jan. 17. (newsday.com)
  • The donor, Jovo Vranjesevic, was a 57 year old man from Serbia, and his surgeon, Michael Fink has disclaimed all responsibility in determining whether the organs could be used for transplants. (medindia.net)
  • Massachusetts surgeon Joseph E. Murray used this concept to his advantage in 1954, when he accomplished the first successful kidney transplant between identical twins at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston . (howstuffworks.com)
  • candidates
  • She said potential organ donors would be required to provide a thorough medical history and results of a physical exam to determine whether they would be viable candidates. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Its approach would "essentially punish transplant candidates who haven't made a particular personal decision," said Mandy Ames, a UNOS spokeswoman. (drugs.com)
  • tissues
  • Since the early times, the novel idea of transplanting tissues and other body parts from one organism to the other has captured the imagination of successive generations. (medindia.net)
  • immunosuppressive
  • The researchers report that five of eight people who underwent the treatment were able to stop all immunosuppressive therapy within a year after their kidney and stem-cell transplants, four of which came from unrelated donors ( abstract ). (slashdot.org)
  • donate an organ
  • Many people choose to donate an organ upon their death. (upmc.com)
  • As selfish as that sounds, it's been seen and documented before that someone could unknowingly have these infections (testing is very poor) and then donate an organ and pass these infections along with the donated organ. (healingwell.com)
  • compensating organ donors
  • While there are still some people who are ignorant or confused enough to oppose compensating organ donors because of some misguided "principle," I believe there are some intelligent, well-meaning people who are simply worried that allowing compensation for organ donors will lead to criminals killing people and harvesting their organs. (marginalrevolution.com)
  • Alive
  • LOMA LINDA, Calif. - Loma Linda University Medical Center has agreed to deliver an infant expected to be born with most of its brain missing, and then to keep the baby alive artificially so that its organs can be donated to other infants, it was announced here Monday. (latimes.com)
  • world's
  • He is an international leader in intestinal failure and performed the world's first successful intestinal transplant nearly 20 years ago. (nyp.org)
  • researchers
  • The researchers first tested the repopulated organs in a device that passed blood through its vascular system and drained off any urine, which revealed evidence of limited filtering of blood, molecular activity and urine production. (chemistry2011.org)
  • The researchers, publishing their study in the journal Science Translational Medicine, said the research could have a "major impact" on transplant science. (redorbit.com)
  • In the preceding decades, researchers had had some success transplanting organs in animals, and there had even been a few failed attempts at human organ transplants. (howstuffworks.com)
  • adults
  • In the United States, about 100,000 adults and children are waiting for organ transplants, and 18 people die each day while waiting, according to Donate Life America. (drugs.com)
  • Children may gain weight after a transplant, just like adults. (webmd.com)
  • people
  • Other than that, the first class of objections should simply be attacked by asking, "Are you opposed to compensating people who are generous enough to donate their organs? (marginalrevolution.com)
  • If I was willing to kill people in order to steal from them, there would be hundreds of things to steal that would be easier and more lucrative than selling their organs. (marginalrevolution.com)
  • Re: the possibility that " compensation for organ donors will lead to criminals killing people and harvesting their organs . (marginalrevolution.com)
  • Normal people are only able to sell a few of their own organs without passing away, of course. (marginalrevolution.com)
  • By acquiring organs from other people by various means. (marginalrevolution.com)
  • TUESDAY, May 25 -- Organ transplants save thousands of lives every year, but many more people languish on waiting lists because of a serious shortage of organs. (drugs.com)
  • If you give them first to registered organ donors, more people will register, and fewer people will die waiting for transplants," he said. (drugs.com)
  • And while we value that particular decision, we believe the transplant system should neither reward nor punish people for their personal decisions or beliefs," she said. (drugs.com)
  • After a transplant, many people say they feel better than they have in years. (upmc.com)
  • Most people can be organ donors. (upmc.com)
  • He added that this technique may also improve the lives of people who receive other transplants. (redorbit.com)
  • A smaller number of living transplants come from charitable people donating for the general good. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Parties concerned should uphold the spirit of the law and work ceaselessly so that the desire of people who agree to donate their own or their relatives' organs will not come to naught. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • However, in the last six years, only the families of 40 people agreed to donate organs. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • established last
  • Peabody said Loma Linda's organ transplant program, which had been limited by organ availability, would be expanded under a new "protocol" established last week by hospital officials for dealing with these babies and their parents' desires. (latimes.com)