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2007-07-28 03:00:00

By Kaserman, David L ABSTRACT: More than fifty years have now passed since the first successful human organ transplant. During that time, substantial progress has been made in both surgical techniques and immunosuppressive drug therapy. As a result, transplant success rates have improved dramatically, and thousands of recipients of kidneys, hearts, livers, and lungs have been granted both longer and healthier lives. At the same time, however, many more thousands of patients have died while...

2006-12-19 09:01:24

By Jamie Talan, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Dec. 19--Last July, Sea Cliff's beach pulsed with an open memorial celebration for 56-year-old Carolyn Ramirez, a popular waitress in the North Shore enclave. About 600 people arrived to cry, tell stories and console one another over her unexpected death. In her final days, Ramirez was on life support at Glen Cove Hospital -- her brain badly damaged by loss of oxygen, her heart pumping with the help of machines. She was in a coma, brought on by an...

2006-10-26 15:01:01

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has honored New England Organ Bank as one of the nation's best performing Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO). The Distinguished Performance Award was presented to New England Organ Bank for its success in achieving high levels of performance over an extended period of time and for demonstrating outstanding practice in multiple aspects of the life saving work of organ donation and transplantation. New...

2006-03-28 07:30:00

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING -- China said on Tuesday it will ban the sale of human organs and strengthen oversight of its transplant market, which critics say has become a haven for illegal trade and centers on organs of executed prisoners. Ministry of Health regulations that take effect on July 1 require the written consent of donors and restrict the number of hospitals allowed to perform transplant operations. Cases must also be discussed by an ethics committee, said the regulations posted...

2005-09-09 08:30:17

By Patricia Reaney DUBLIN (Reuters) - Transplants of animal organs into people could take place within a few years because of the acute shortages of donated human organs, a leading scientist said on Friday. "It is only in recent years that many of the potential immunological problems, such as transplant rejection, have been solved, meaning the process of transplanting organs from one species into another could soon be a reality," said Dr Anthony Warrens, of Imperial College London....

2005-09-09 07:22:02

By Patricia Reaney DUBLIN (Reuters) - Transplants of animal organs into people could take place within a few years because of the acute shortages of donated human organs, a leading scientist said on Friday. "It is only in recent years that many of the potential immunological problems, such as transplant rejection, have been solved, meaning the process of transplanting organs from one species into another could soon be a reality," said Dr Anthony Warrens, of Imperial College London....

2005-09-09 08:30:00

DUBLIN -- Transplants of animal organs into people could take place within a few years because of the acute shortages of donated human organs, a leading scientist said on Friday. "It is only in recent years that many of the potential immunological problems, such as transplant rejection, have been solved, meaning the process of transplanting organs from one species into another could soon be a reality," said Dr Anthony Warrens, of Imperial College London. Warrens told the British Association...

2005-08-02 10:19:15

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ten percent of long-term survivors of a bone marrow transplant experience impairment in functional, social and emotional areas, according to findings published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Looked at the other way, "this study has a positive message for clinicians and the children they treat," lead author Dr. Kirsten K. Ness from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis told Reuters Health. The majority (90 percent)...


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