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2012-05-23 20:05:27

Loyola University Medical Center researchers are reporting one of the first studies to examine how patients and families are soliciting living kidney donors on Facebook. Researchers examined 91 Facebook pages that were seeking kidney donations for patients ranging in age from 2 to 69. Twelve percent of the pages reported receiving a kidney transplant and 30 percent reported that potential donors had stepped forward to be tested to determine whether they were compatible. One page...

Italian Baby Receives World's Smallest Artificial Heart
2012-05-23 04:25:44

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Italian doctors recently announced they completed an operation that implanted the smallest artificial heart in a 16-month-old baby boy. He received the device prior to obtaining a permanent organ donation. The operation was completed at Bambino Gesù Hospital, a children´s hospital located in the capital city of Italy. The hospital, first founded in 1869, is now part of the Italian National Healthcare System. The organization focuses on...

2012-05-11 12:05:15

Data to be presented at National Kidney Foundation's 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity impedes kidney donation. In fact, in the analysis of 104 potential living kidney donors, 23 (22 percent) donors were classified as morbidly obese, only three (13 percent) of whom were able to successfully lose weight and donate their...

2012-05-11 05:25:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — For potential organ donors, it is not enough to have just good intentions; you need to have a good waistline as well. Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity can prevent people from potentially donating their kidneys to save others´ lives. The risk of operation complications and the development of chronic conditions linked to...

Facebook Introduces Organ Donor Registration
2012-05-01 11:32:38

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com If you´ve ever read an “exhausting vacation” status update, you know that one phenomenon to arise of out the social network era is that of the ℠humble brag,´ A new feature unveiled by Facebook today will put a positive spin on the humble brag and might even save a few lives. The company announced that users will now be able register as an organ donor and can share this news through the web site. In an interview with ABC´s...


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