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Blood Vessels Reorganize Themselves After Face Transplantation Surgery
2013-12-04 12:19:55

Radiological Society of North America For the first time, researchers have found that the blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves, leading to an understanding of the biologic changes that happen after full face transplantation. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Face transplantation is a recent development in reconstructive surgery for patients who have lost some or all of...

2013-12-04 00:21:04

CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers have found that the blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves, leading to an understanding of the biologic changes that happen after full face transplantation. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Face transplantation is a recent development in reconstructive surgery for patients who have lost some or all...

2013-11-27 23:31:35

Black’s book underscores the importance of giving thanks and living a life of passion and purpose year-round. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 What would you do if you were told that without a heart transplant, you had less than two years to live? That’s exactly what author and success coach Mark Black was faced with at age 23; instead of giving up, Black gave back through his writing. This Thanksgiving, Black is still thankful for a second chance at life. He’s continuously...

2013-11-26 14:06:19

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the "First Person Authorization" (FPA) to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. While such laws give hospitals legal authority to proceed with organ procurement without consent of the registered donor's family, a new study shows that organ procurement...

2013-11-25 12:26:52

Balloon handlers offer hope to the 2,200 Coloradans currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant DENVER, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Colorado families of organ, eye and tissue donors and transplant recipients will escort a balloon float in the annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights in downtown Denver Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. The Donate Life Colorado float, titled "Gift of Life" will be a jumbo balloon in the shape of a gift box, representing...

2013-11-21 13:04:03

Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems just enough...

2013-11-19 16:26:00

Senate Bill 850 reported out of Senate Judiciary Committee HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Donate Life PA Act" (Senate Bill 850/ House Bill 30) was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and now moves to the full State Senate. The bill includes provisions to educate students in medical and nursing schools, high schools and colleges to create more awareness about organ donation, reinforces that organ transplantation is a priority over other uses of...

2013-11-19 04:23:13

The 1st Maryland Resident to be Discharged from the Hospital without a Human Heart Turns to Caring for His Wife During Her Own Health Crisis TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Without the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, a Maryland engineer who suffered from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure feels he would not have been able to care for his wife during her own medical crisis nearly two years later. (Photo:...

2013-11-18 08:29:47

Expanding Paired Donation and IT Platform TOTOWA, N.J., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) announced today the recent acquisition of Silverstone Solutions, Inc. and their Kidney Paired Donation software, Silverstone Matchgrid, as part of their continuing expansion. Silverstone Matchgrid is a sophisticated proprietary software application that assists clinicians in accurately matching individuals awaiting kidney transplants with viable living kidney donors who are...

2013-11-13 12:27:28

Expands laboratory operations to help more U.S. transplant patients LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viracor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase all assets associated with the laboratory operations of the National Institute of Transplantation (NIT), a non-profit organization committed to advancing the science and practice of transplantation. This includes the acquisition of NIT's Los Angeles, California-based...