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Gilbert grad develops app to improve organ transplant communication

Ames Tribune - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
University of Iowa students Eric Pahl, of Ames, and Dalton Shaull are the founders of the mobile app ORGANizer, aimed at improving communication and coordination surrounding organ transplants. (Justin Torner/The University of Iowa) ...

Muscatine residents work to raise awareness about organ donation

KWQC-TV6 - ‎5 hours ago‎
MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) - Some Muscatine residents are gearing up to say thank you to those who saved their lives. They will be taking to the field, track and course this summer to celebrate and raise awareness about organ donation. “I've never been a ...

Remembering the Griff: Supporting organ transplants in memory of Rich Griffin

Sudbury.com - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Griff's Anatomy Gala, in memory of KISS 105.3 morning show host Rich Griffin, who passed away last May and became an organ and tissue donor, will take place May 14 at the Sudbury Holiday Inn. The gala will start at 5 p.m. And is expected to end ...

Before and after images of children undergoing organ transplants

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 15, 2016‎
Posing with pictures of themselves before their transplants, the contrast in the health and wellness of the children, who were all treated at pediatric hospital Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, since receiving hearts, livers or ...
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Waiting to live: The facts behind organ donation

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
While organ donation rates continue to improve, every year close to 250 Canadians die waiting. Another 4,500 people are on the waitlist, and many more are waiting for tissue transplants.
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India's organ transplant network working at lightning speed

The Hindu - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
That the organ transplant network now works super-efficiently in the country was clear on Tuesday. A 6 am phone call to Delhi from an official of Maharashtra health department triggered a quick assigning of a heart harvested in Surat, which was flown ...
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Big numbers: Organ transplants in BC

Vancouver Sun - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Number of registered organ donors. Transplant BC is campaigning to top the one-million mark this spring. Even with that large pool of donors, only 422 organs were transplanted in 2015 due to strict medical requirements that rule out 99 per cent of donors.

KGMU can perform more organ transplants

Times of India - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Lucknow: Wednesday's mega organ retrieval procedure at King George's Medical University brought the university's organ transplant programme back on track after a gap of almost six months. But KGMU's programme has remained irregular since its ...
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Heart recipients encourage organ donation

The Cass County Democrat - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Every year, thousands of Missourians sign up to be organ and tissue donors. Even so, there are still more than 100,000 people across the U.S.

Multi-organ transplant recipient urges New Brunswickers to sign donor cards

Globalnews.ca - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
This week across the country, efforts were made to increase awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation. Hundreds of people die every year waiting for a transplant.

Golf tournament, bike event to raise money for organ transplants

Burlington Times News - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Sponsorships are available and registration for players is still open for a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Duffy Collins Organ Transplant Foundation. The deadline for a corporate sponsorship is Friday. Sponsorships are $100 per hole ...

HIV-to-HIV organ transplants performed

Windy City Times - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
HIV-positive patients can opt to accept an organ from a non-HIV-infected donor, potentially cutting their waiting time for a transplant, said Dr. Christine Durand, an assistant professor of medicine and oncology at Hopkins. Durand also said that organ ...

Cancer survivors at risk of death after organ transplant

News-Medical.net - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
People who had cancer before receiving an organ transplant were more likely to die of any cause, die of cancer or develop a new cancer than organ recipients who did not previously have cancer, a new paper has found.
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Cobb visits patients, urges organ donations

Green Bay Press Gazette - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“Just bringing awareness to organ donation and for people to become organ donors,” Cobb said during a short break in the tour.

Genetic database for easier organ transplantation

SciDev.Net - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
Prior knowledge of HLA allelic polymorphisms is clinically important for matching donor and recipient for organ and tissue transplantation. HLA allelic information is also useful in predicting immune responses to various infectious diseases, genetic ...

Woman gets kidney transplant after 8 years

WBIR.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
Smith has a rare condition that stopped her kidneys from fully forming. She needed her first transplant years ago. She waited 18 months, and the organ failed after five years.

Can President Jump the Organ-Transplant Line?

Newsmax - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
“We would never listen to anybody, including the president of the United States themselves,” said Dr. Ryutaro Hirose, a liver transplant specialist at the University of California-San Francisco, who sits on the UNOS liver committee. “This is how our ...

Organ donation plans now linked to PEI health card

The Guardian Charlottetown - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
"I encourage Islanders to make time to talk with their families about this important issue this week, which is Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week,” said Henderson. To mark the week, health-care facilities across the province will be lit up in ...
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New chair appointed to lead Organ Donation Committee at Colchester General Hospital

Gazette - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Gail Mander, Specialist Nurse (Organ Donation) at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), said: “Through all his hard work and commitment, John has been very instrumental in promoting organ donation and taking this forward, both through the Trust and ...

Guelph General Hospital lauded for promoting organ...

The Guelph Tribune - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) presented Guelph General Hospital (GGH) with the Hospital Achievement Award - Provincial Conversion Rate, for its dedication to helping improve organ and tissue donation in Ontario and saving lives through ...
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