Latest Transplantable organs and tissues Stories
Patients who receive a blood stem cell transplant from a donor outside of their family to treat leukemia and other blood diseases are more likely to have graft failure but less likely to experience graft-versus-host disease, a condition caused by the donor cells attacking the recipient's body, if the transplanted blood cells come directly from a donor's bone marrow, rather than from blood stem cells circulating in the donor's bloodstream (PBSCs).
By combining conventional medical imaging with some of the same 3-D modeling techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, researchers are offering new hope to victims of serious facial injuries.
For the first time in the Delaware Valley Region, a patient has undergone a complex and intricate bilateral hand transplant that could significantly enhance the quality-of-life for persons with multiple limb loss.
Human organs and tissues are crucial for the purposes of scientific research, and the development of cures, treatments, drugs and devices for virtually every disease affecting humankind.
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.
394 organs transplanted from 130 donors, 1,024 tissue donors and record rate of people designating decision to be donors at Colorado and Wyoming Driverâ€™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...
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.
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.
Five Colorado Hospitals and Donor Alliance Recognized by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for High Organ Donation Rates The U.S.