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2011-11-28 11:44:13

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. Results of a new study on human face transplantation, led by Darren M. Smith, M.D., plastic surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Devastating injuries or defects of the...

2011-11-01 20:48:52

First such procedure performed in the region 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. The procedure was performed by Penn's Hand Transplant Program which operates under the leadership of the Penn Transplant Institute and in collaboration with Gift of Life Donor Program, the nonprofit organ and tissue donor program which...

2011-08-20 07:00:00

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. IIAM links organ and tissue donation to medical discovery. Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM). With offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada, IIAM has been serving the medical...

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...


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