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Latest Non-heart-beating donation Stories

2014-01-28 09:29:14

In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple University School of Medicine researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their transplanted organs came from donors whose blood-type was identical or compatible to their own.

2013-06-11 13:57:51

New research reveals that transplantation of partial livers from deceased adult and teen donors has become less risky for infants and young children, helping to save these young lives.

2012-09-19 15:55:59

The largest U.S. multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process.

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.

2011-09-28 14:03:59

The shortage of available organs for transplantation has driven up use of high-risk donor livers.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.