Assembly passes bill to end organ transplant black list for pot users – Sacramento Bee

By Jeremy B. White jwhite@sacbee.com Medical cannabis patients could not be denied organ transplants solely based on their marijuana use under a bill the California Assembly passed on Thursday. Individual hospitals have leeway to set separate guidelines for who can receive transplants, and Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, said some discriminate against Californians who are … Continue reading “Assembly passes bill to end organ transplant black list for pot users – Sacramento Bee”

Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients – CBS Local

Lisa Fielding April 29, 2015 8:48 AM CBS Chicago (con’t) Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSChicago.com/ACA Health News & Information: CBSChicago.com/Health CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the … Continue reading “Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients – CBS Local”

New device shows potential to enhance the viability of donor livers – Medical News Today

The transportable machine perfusion Airdrive enables expansion of the donor pool for liver transplantation A new device has demonstrated it has the potential to enhance the viability of donor livers for transplantation. Results revealed at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 show that the transportable machine perfusion (MP) Airdrive® is able to effectively maintain the quality … Continue reading “New device shows potential to enhance the viability of donor livers – Medical News Today”

What does the public think about paying people to donate their organs? – Medical News Today

Australian study finds support for eliminating disincentives but not for providing financial incentives Highlights Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and justifiable recompensation of costs related to organ donation to be legitimate ways of supporting living donors. Financial payment beyond reimbursement was regarded as morally reprehensible. Many patients waiting for a kidney transplant … Continue reading “What does the public think about paying people to donate their organs? – Medical News Today”

6-year-old Dharavi boy waits for heart transplant – Times of India

TNN | Apr 26, 2015, 03.00AM IST Niloufer Syed has not been to her Dharavi tenement for 12 days, sleeping in the passage outside Sion Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit with her eight-months-pregnant frame. The reason: her six-year-old son Hammad is in the PICU, strapped to a ventilator. “My son is more important than any … Continue reading “6-year-old Dharavi boy waits for heart transplant – Times of India”

Baby who lived 100 minutes becomes Britain’s youngest transplant donor – The Independent

A baby who lived for just 100 minutes has become the UK’s youngest organ donor, according to a report. Teddy Houlston was born with a fatal condition and his parents knew that he would die shortly after birth, so they decided to offer his organs to someone else, The Daily Mirror reported. At first, doctors … Continue reading “Baby who lived 100 minutes becomes Britain’s youngest transplant donor – The Independent”

Single vs Bilateral Lung Transplant in IPF and COPD – Medscape

This is Andy Shorr, from Washington, DC, with a pulmonary and critical care literature update. Today I want to discuss a study by Schaffer and colleagues[1] that was published in the March 3 issue of JAMA. These authors compared outcomes of single- and double-lung transplant recipients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary … Continue reading “Single vs Bilateral Lung Transplant in IPF and COPD – Medscape”

After Liver Failure, A New Method Of Preservation Keeps Transplant Organs … – Medical Daily

Apr 22, 2015 10:49 AM By Susan Scutti More than 6,000 liver transplants, a delicate operation that hinges on timing, are performed each year in the United States. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have developed a new technique that extends the time that donated organs last and so should increase the … Continue reading “After Liver Failure, A New Method Of Preservation Keeps Transplant Organs … – Medical Daily”

Ontario twin receives liver transplant two months after sister – CTV News

The Canadian Press Published Monday, April 20, 2015 7:49AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 20, 2015 3:23PM EDT TORONTO — A three-year-old girl from Kingston, Ont., has received a liver transplant two months after her twin sister underwent the same surgery to combat a potentially fatal genetic disorder. A post on the Wagner family’s Facebook … Continue reading “Ontario twin receives liver transplant two months after sister – CTV News”

CareDx cell-free DNA (cFDNA) biomarker in combination with AlloMap increases accuracy of identification of rejection in heart transplant recipients – Medical News Today

Last updated: Monday 20 April 2015 at 2am PST CareDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant recipients, today announced new evidence that the proportion of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) derived from the transplanted organ and found in the bloodstream of the … Continue reading “CareDx cell-free DNA (cFDNA) biomarker in combination with AlloMap increases accuracy of identification of rejection in heart transplant recipients – Medical News Today”