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2013-06-10 12:26:55

Increased use of split livers could significantly increase pediatric organ donor pool, potentially reducing or eliminating waitlist mortality rate for this population BOSTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows that when a liver from a deceased adult or adolescent donor is split into two separate portions for transplantation--with the smaller portion going to a young child and the larger to an adult--the smaller portion used for the child will last just as...

2013-06-09 23:00:41

Nearly 6,000 people, all touched in some way by organ and tissue donation, walked or ran through the streets of New Providence today in the 3nd Annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Walk & USATF-Certified Race. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 Nearly 6,000 people, all touched in some way by organ and tissue donation, walked or ran through the streets of New Providence today in the 3nd Annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Walk & USATF-Certified Race. Just under 300 teams participated. Each...

2013-06-05 20:23:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today reminded Pennsylvanians that it only takes 30 seconds to become an organ or tissue donor, but that those 30 seconds can mean a lifetime to a child or adult in need of a transplant. The reminder comes on the heels of a federal court ruling in the case of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year old girl from Philadelphia who is receiving care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and has been awaiting a lung...

2013-06-05 12:31:31

- Recent Case of Philadelphia Girl Heightens Need for More Organ Donors across the State - PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and parts of New York, is encouraging Pennsylvania state legislators to express their support for the Donate Life PA Act, a series of bills that is expected to be...

2013-06-03 20:20:58

Support Best Practices for Donation, Education & Local Collaboration PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Right now, more than 6,500 individuals in Gift of Life Donor Program's service area are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant; 90 of these are children. Gift of Life--the region's non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware--is working diligently with...

2013-06-03 16:26:36

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facing international pressure about the unethical harvesting of organs from convicted prisoners, China's top health care official apparently can't make up his mind about the status of the brutal and inhumane practice. In a May 17 news conference called to trumpet an end of the policy, Dr. Huang Jiefu promised that organ harvesting from executed criminals would be "phased out" within two years--and then defended the practice three days later...

2013-05-16 12:31:23

LAS VEGAS, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada Donor Network is proud to announce record breaking increases in all aspects of organ and tissue donation. Our staff facilitated donations from 75 organ donors, 296 tissue donors and 546 cornea donors during 2012. The 42% year over year rise in donation activity resulted in a 37% increase in the number of lifesaving organs for transplantation. The record growth continued during the first quarter of 2013 with a 154% increase in the number of donors...

2013-05-02 16:28:02

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, announced their teaming up with the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) to enhance lives in underserved communities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130502/DC01409) Through the relationship, AlloSource hopes to...

2013-04-29 16:22:14

Campaign addresses people who think they can't donate because of age, health or lifestyle CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number one reason people don't sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor on their driver's license is they think they can't. This tendency to rule oneself out as a candidate for organ and tissue donation is the subject of a new campaign due to hit driver's license offices in Wyoming in mid-May. (Photo:...

2013-04-25 12:28:27

ANDOVER, Mass., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim results from the International INSPIRE Trial presented today at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 33(rd) Annual Meeting in Montreal, are indicating significant improvement in post-lung transplant clinical outcomes using the TransMedics Organ Care System (OCS) Lung portable perfusion and ventilation system. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130425/NE01744-a ) (Logo:...