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Latest Transplantable organs and tissues Stories

2011-04-13 14:07:00

SAN DIEGO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The engineering of replacement tissue shows promise to dramatically impact the treatment of patients with end stage heart failure. While the field is still in early stages, researchers will discuss the potential for a revolutionary change in medicine at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions this week. "We have opened the door to generating new complex organs," said Doris A. Taylor,...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

394 organs transplanted from 130 donors, 1,024 tissue donors and record rate of people designating decision to be donors at Colorado and Wyoming Driver's License Offices reduce deaths on the waiting list Arvada, CO (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and Wyoming, had a record number of organ and tissue donors resulting in...

2010-12-13 09:30:00

DENVER, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth year, Donate Life will sponsor a float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, a grand national tradition. This year, two families from the Rocky Mountain region will travel to Pasadena and ride on the 2011 Donate Life float, Seize the Day!, in an effort to heighten awareness about tissue donation. The float will include organ and tissue transplant recipients, living donors and family members of deceased donors from around the country,...

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2010-11-16 14:41:08

Spain's health ministry said Tuesday that doctors are looking for a suitable match from a dead donor to carry out the world's first leg transplant. A spokeswoman said that last May, the ministry's transplant commission authorized Valencia's Hospital de la Fe to carry out the procedure, which will involve both legs. She said the operation would be the first leg transplant in the world and could offer hope to millions of amputees and injured war veterans. "They are looking for a suitable...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases list of winning hospitals having high organ donation rates throughout the U.S. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the list of hospitals throughout the country that achieved high organ donation conversion rates over an 18-month period. Five Colorado hospitals were among those named for excellence in organ donation. HHS awarded Medals of Honor in three categories "“...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Colorado and Wyoming were among just five states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life America in recognition of their achievements as part of the Donor Designation Collaborative (DDC), a national initiative to improve organ, eye and tissue donation rates with goals of reaching 100 million designated donors and a 50 percent donor designation rate. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 On November 3rd, Colorado and Wyoming were among just five states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life...

2010-09-28 08:27:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have discovered a simple and cheap blood test that can be used to stop organ rejection before it impairs transplanted heart and kidneys. This can save a countless number of desperate lives. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to...

2010-09-07 19:10:27

Patients who have received a new kidney are significantly more likely to develop transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) if they are obese or over 50, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Renal Care. Researchers from Iran studied 360 recipients who had received kidneys from unrelated donors to discover what factors increased the risk of TRAS, where the renal arteries narrow, impeding blood flow to the kidney. They found that having had a previous...

2010-04-21 09:20:00

ADDISON, Texas, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Promising research brings hope for the almost two thousand lung transplant candidates who currently make up The United Network for Organ Sharing's (UNOS) wait list. A new technique that uses gene therapy to help repair damaged lungs previously found unfit for transplant shows promise for addressing the critical shortage of healthy donor organs. Recent research on IL-10 Gene Therapy will be presented in today's symposium Getting to Yes - Increasing...

2010-04-15 14:18:21

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators report long-term monitoring and education are needed to protect the lungs of high-risk patients after bone marrow transplantation St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified childhood cancer survivors who are at increased risk for deteriorating lung health, in part due to the lifesaving bone marrow transplants they underwent years earlier. The findings underscore the need for long-term monitoring and early...