New law ensures disabled are eligible for organ transplants – Washington Post

By Associated Press, WILMINGTON, Del. — Gov. John Carney is signing legislation aimed at ensuring that individuals with mental and physical disabilities are not denied access to organ transplant procedures based solely on their disability. The bill being signed Wednesday prohibits health care providers from deeming a person ineligible to receive an anatomical gift or organ transplant, related medical services, or referrals based solely on a physical or mental disability. The new law will allow a health care provider to take an individual’s disability into account when making treatment or coverage recommendations or decisions, but only to the extent that the physical or mental disability has been found to be medically significant for an organ transplant. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Here’s What Every Organ in the Body Would Cost to Transplant – Fortune


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Here’s What Every Organ in the Body Would Cost to Transplant
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Consulting firm Milliman tallies the average costs of different organ transplants in the U.S. And while most are expensive—some are very expensive. A kidney transplant runs just over $400,000. The cost for the average heart transplant, on the other …

Local boy getting heart transplant he’s needed for years – WQAD.com


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Local boy getting heart transplant he’s needed for years
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A child who was born with a rare heart defect is finally getting the heart he always needed. Back in 2014 News 8’s Jenna Morton introduced us to Will Kohn, a kid who had multiple open heart surgeries starting when he was just six days old. At this …

Heart transplant Leeds teenager tackling rugby training – Yorkshire Evening Post


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Heart transplant Leeds teenager tackling rugby training
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Connor’s father Jevan, 37, of Castleford, said his son was only on the organ donor register for 27 days before he underwent the transplant at Newcastle’s Freeman’s Hospital. Mr Laws, said: “Connor wants to play rugby again, he cant wait to get stuck in.
Hundreds of patients missing life-saving transplants because 177 families of suitable donors not sure of consent …The Sun
Shortage of organ donations led to 457 deaths last year, says NHS …The Guardian
The people in Cornwall dying for a transplantPirate FM
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Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant – WTVD-TV


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Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant
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The Cary community is rallying around a sick teenager from Georgia battling end stage cystic fibrosis. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App. Toby Stacy, 15, was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 2 months old.

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