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2011-10-28 12:18:41

Individuals over 70 years old can safely donate without risking their lives People over age 70 years of age can safely donate a kidney, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results provide good news for patients who need a kidney but have limited options for donors; however, kidneys from these elderly donors do not last as long as those from younger living donors. Because of a profound shortage in...

2011-10-07 11:05:31

Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased. Data from a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care indicate that the time at which organ donation in brain dead donors is first discussed with family members could affect whether or not they consent to donation. The researchers believe that discussing the issue of donation with relatives of victims of catastrophic brain injury earlier...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'