AFP: Spain tops table for organ-donations: study

(AFP) – 11 hours ago MADRID — Spain provided a record number of donors of bodily organs in 2011 as the number of transplants in Europe rose, the health ministry said Wednesday. In Spain there were 35 donors per million inhabitants, while the number of transplants performed in Europe passed 30,000 for the first time, … Continue reading “AFP: Spain tops table for organ-donations: study”

Many Support Financial Incentives To Encourage Organ Donation

Most Canadians view financial incentives for deceased kidney donation to be acceptable, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Nearly half of the general public in Canada also find it acceptable for living kidney donation. Studies are now needed to determine whether … Continue reading “Many Support Financial Incentives To Encourage Organ Donation”

Pediatric Lung Transplant: Lucy’s Amazing Recovery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Lung Transplant: Lucy’s Amazing Recovery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital Uploaded by ChildrensHospitalStl on Jun 25, 2008 After undergoing lung transplant surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and spending nine months recovering, Lucy finally gets to go home with her parents. Lucy is doing very well after her pediatric lung transplantation and will get … Continue reading “Pediatric Lung Transplant: Lucy’s Amazing Recovery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital”

One year old undergoes double lung transplant

One year old undergoes double lung transplant | birthday, year, double – News Source for Jacksonville, North Carolina – jdnews.com – ANIESA HOLMES – DAILY NEWS STAFF A first birthday is a milestone for most babies, but for Bella Luciana Tomlinson it was a miracle. After spending almost a year in several hospitals and enduring … Continue reading “One year old undergoes double lung transplant”

New Resource: TPConnect

We are proud to add a new resource to our community.  Transplant Patients Connect or TPConnect.org was established as a place to help Transplant Patients connect and fundraise. Founder Blake Walkup describes the site as: “We are a brand new Transplant Social Community and here for Transplant Patients, Family Members & Friends so they can … Continue reading “New Resource: TPConnect”

Analyzing The ‘Facebook Effect’ On Organ And Tissue Donation

Analyzing The ‘Facebook Effect’ On Organ And Tissue Donation – Medical News Today When Facebook introduced a feature that enables people to register to become organ and tissue donors, thousands did so, dwarfing any previous donation initiative, write Blair L. Sadler and Alfred M. Sadler, Jr., in a commentary in Bioethics Forum, the blog of … Continue reading “Analyzing The ‘Facebook Effect’ On Organ And Tissue Donation”

Donors like giving up kidney through belly button | ScienceBlog.com

Donors like giving up kidney through belly button | ScienceBlog.com – Science Blog In the largest study of its kind, living donors who had a kidney removed through a single port in the navel report higher satisfaction in several key categories, compared to donors who underwent traditional multiple-port laparoscopic removal. The new technique has been … Continue reading “Donors like giving up kidney through belly button | ScienceBlog.com”

Genzyme recalls some kidney transplant drugs

Genzyme recalls some kidney transplant drugs – Genzyme Corp. has recalled nine lots of thymoglobulin, a medication designed to treat acute kidney transplant rejection, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recall was initiated when one thymoglobulin lot failed a periodic stability test for the molecular size distribution test. The additional lots are … Continue reading “Genzyme recalls some kidney transplant drugs”