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 Kidney Transplant Recipient Contracts HIV From Donor
Kidney Transplant Recipient Contracts HIV From Donor
For the first time in the U.S. since AIDS screening began 25 years ago, an organ recipient at a NYC hospital has contracted HIV from a live donor. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 Report: Kidney Donation Canceled Because Donor and Recipient ‘Bonded’
Report: Kidney Donation Canceled Because Donor and Recipient ‘Bonded’
Dolly Carew found a kidney donor, Bob Randall on Matchingdonors.com. However the hospital decided to refuse to perform the transplant because of "ethical" reasons. Some feel that Carew's reluctance to participate in domino transplant chain (multiple donor/recipients helps the hospitals bottom line) and questions whether there is any money being exchanged. picked by NoPantsMan 1 year ago
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 First three-way kidney transplants carried out in Britain
First three-way kidney transplants carried out in Britain
Each donor was not a match for their own loved one but was prepared to offer a kidney to a stranger in return for one for their spouse or relative

Two sets of operations have now been conducted successfully in Britain and patients involved in the second series have spoken publicly. picked by davethefish 2 years ago
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 First Successful Organ Donor Dies
First Successful Organ Donor Dies
Ronald Lee Herrick, who became a medical pioneer in 1954 when he donated a kidney to his twin brother in what is considered the world’s first successful organ transplant, has died at the age of 79. picked by cb__ 9 months ago
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 Man Dies From Uterine Cancer
Man Dies From Uterine Cancer
Seven months after receiving a diseased kidney from a donor, 37-year-old Vincent Liew suffered a painful death from a disease only women are supposed to get - uterine cancer. Update picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Boston Hospital Performs First Full Face Transplant
Boston Hospital Performs First Full Face Transplant
A construction worker badly disfigured in a power line accident two years ago has received the United States' first full face transplant at a Boston hospital. More than 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac performed the 15-hour operation last week on 25-year-old Dallas Wiens. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 Stranger donates kidney to 8-year-old Atlanta Girl
Stranger donates kidney to 8-year-old Atlanta Girl
The 8-year-old on the pamphlet needed a kidney transplant, and Bolan knew she could help. She did a quick Web search on the surgery and talked it over with her husband. Then she made a phone call to offer one of her kidneys to Sarah d**kman. picked by lkrofct 4 years ago
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 Stem cell transplant may have cured HIV infection and cancer
Stem cell transplant may have cured HIV infection and cancer
German doctors who gave an HIV-positive patient with leukemia a bone marrow transplant from a donor resistant to HIV infection claim that, four years later, the patient is free of both cancer and HIV. picked by suebe 10 months ago
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 World's first face transplant patient pictured without make-up for first time
World's first face transplant patient pictured without make-up for first time
It took 18 months for her smile to come back completely, but doctors say the French woman who received the world's first partial face transplant is now doing well. Isabelle Dinoire, 40, was pictured without makeup for the first time today showing the extent of her scars. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Transplant Patient A 'Mess' After HIV Diagnosis
Transplant Patient A 'Mess' After HIV Diagnosis
Woman was not told her kidney was high risk, attorney says.

Follow-up to marli's post..and reports that all were fully aware of their high-risk donor, here. picked by cb__ 4 years ago
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 World's first double arm transplant patient delighted
World's first double arm transplant patient delighted
The world's only transplant recipient of two full arms said the feeling of being whole again was "indescribable". picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Longest Living Heart Transplant Recipient Dies
Longest Living Heart Transplant Recipient Dies
A heart transplant recipient who lived a record 31 years with a single donated organ has died at age 51 of cancer, his heart still going strong, his widow said. picked by suebe 2 years ago
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 UK girl recovers fully after donor heart removed
UK girl recovers fully after donor heart removed
Hannah Clark was given an extra heart as a toddler has become the world's first heart transplant patient to make a full recovery after having her donor organ removed and function restored to her original heart. picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Dutch Kidney-Donor Reality Show is a Hoax
Dutch Kidney-Donor Reality Show is a Hoax
Dutch television broadcaster BNN provoked an international uproar this week when it announced plans to air a live TV game show pitting rival kidney patients against one another in pursuit of a donor organ. But when the show ran on Friday, it proved to be a hoax.

Update to this picked by Queenofhearts 4 years ago
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 Man appears free of HIV after stem cell transplant
Man appears free of HIV after stem cell transplant
A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. picked by funkfrost 3 years ago
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 Military hospital in China conducts world-first face transplants
Military hospital in China conducts world-first face transplants
Just six months after a Frenchwoman underwent the world's first face transplant, a military hospital in China announced that it too had conducted even more ambitious facial surgery.

WARNING: Graphic images. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Former Cowboy Ron Springs awaiting kidney from a teammate.
Former Cowboy Ron Springs awaiting kidney from a teammate.
Found a match in Everson Walls. Transplant should happen "any day now". picked by tomphoolry 5 years ago
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 Kidney Donation Competition TV Show
Kidney Donation Competition TV Show
In a new Dutch reality TV show, premiering next week, a terminally ill woman will decide who out of three young patients will get her kidney. picked by VooDooPeacock 4 years ago
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 Cleveland Clinic Performs First Face Transplant in the United States
Cleveland Clinic Performs First Face Transplant in the United States
The clinic refused to release any details other than to say that a team led by reconstructive surgeon Maria Siemionow replaced about 80 percent of a disfigured woman's face with that of a deceased female donor within the past two weeks. Neither the recipient nor the donor were identified. picked by suebe 3 years ago
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 Study traces AIDS virus origin to 100 years ago
Study traces AIDS virus origin to 100 years ago
The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Three babies are alive after each received an unorthodox heart transplant, raises ethical issues
Three babies are alive after each received an unorthodox heart transplant, raises ethical issues
The experimental transplant procedure marks the first time infants have received hearts from infant donors who had been taken off life support. picked by afroMOSHI 3 years ago
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