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California poised to OK HIV-patient organ transplants

The Desert Sun - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Republican Assembly Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley is helping this week to push through the Legislature a bill that would allow for organ transplants between HIV-positive patients, which is permissible by federal law but prohibited in California.

Organ donation: Consider mandated consent

The Straits Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
An opt-out system of organ donations has not succeeded in increasing the number of organ donations. The problem is that doctors can't tell whether a patient really wanted to be an organ donor, or whether he became one because he never bothered to opt ...
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Penis operation highlights past, future of organ transplants

Fox News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Since the nation's first successful human organ transplant in 1954, involving a kidney, more than 700,000 organ transplants have been done nationwide. Kidneys are the most commonly transplanted organ - almost 18,000 U.S. operations were done last year, ...

Donated organs kept 'alive' may ease the transplant shortage

Washington Post - ‎May 22, 2016‎
BOSTON - Lloyd Matsumoto awoke from his liver transplant last month to find his surgeon more than pleased with the results.

Massachusetts lawmakers seek protections against discrimination in organ transplants

Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
BOSTON >> Declaring that life-saving medical care has been denied to people with disabilities, Massachusetts lawmakers are seeking to add new protections for people seeking organ transplants. The bill has the backing of the Massachusetts Down ...

Donate Life Run/Walk sets record for largest gathering of organ transplant recipients in US

Guinness World Records - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Sara Castro, who celebrates the 25th anniversary of her heart transplant this year, was among the recipients gathered at Cal State Fullerton for the record attempt.
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The UAE may soon allow organ transplant - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Dr Janahi told Gulf News: “At present there are over 2,000 kidney patients on dialysis in the UAE on a waiting list for kidney transplants alone. Deceased organ donation programme is now a reality in all other Gulf Cooperation Council countries and ...
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Stuffed Animals Get Transplants in Adorable Campaign About Child Organ Donation

Adweek - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The demo round of the project, developed with the Japanese organ transplant group Green Ribbon Campaign, relied on the participation of plush toy artists from around the world, and led to the creation of characters like an elephant with a squirrel's ...
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Old toys get donated limbs to teach kids about organ transplants

KOMO News - ‎May 15, 2016‎
So, if organ donation is to become mainstream, it's important that education begins at an early age. A campaign from Japan's Second Life Toys had a very clever idea.
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'Life Changing' Penis Transplants Are the New Frontier in Medicine

Observer - ‎May 18, 2016‎
This was only the second successful penis transplant worldwide—the first was in South Africa in 2014. Organ transplants have come a long way in general—internal organs like the kidney, heart, liver and lungs are regularly transplanted, but riskier ...

Old Stuffed Animals Get Revived by Transplants

PSFK (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
What if you could repair favorite old stuffed toys with a torn or broken limb by mailing them off for a transplant, or donate it to revive a child's toy?

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CBS Local - ‎May 16, 2016‎
SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) - California lawmakers are moving to allow organ transplants between donors and recipients if they both have the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

HIV-infected organs transplanted at Birmingham hospital

Birmingham Mail - ‎May 17, 2016‎
A Birmingham hospital has successfully transplanted two HIV infected organs into patients also suffering from the disease.

Remarkable advances reported in transplants

Mohave Valley News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
CHICAGO (AP) - Add one remarkable case to the 30,000-plus organ transplants expected to be performed nationwide this year: A cancer patient who received a donor penis.

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Herald Sun - ‎May 14, 2016‎
In his wide-reaching chat with Hamish McLachlan, Kochie admits he gets emotional about a lot of things, including fatherhood, footy and organ transplants. HM: You're coming up on 15 years at Sunrise - not bad considering you were only going to be ...
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Japanese company raises awareness of child organ transplants by giving old toys donated limbs

RocketNews24 - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Organ transplant in Japan is an issue that doesn't get a lot of press, but is currently in a dire situation. Each year only about 300 people out of a total of 14,000 on waiting lists get the replacement organs they need, which is far behind the rest of ...

Stuffed Animal Surgery Teaches Japan About Organ Donation

VICE (blog) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Though at first glance these toys might look like the symbolically loaded work of Mike Kelley, Second Life Toys is an operation meant to spark the conversation around organ donation in Japan. The Creators Project spoke to Second Life Toys' creative ...
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Organ donation at PGI: With 10 transplants, 2016 signals a success story

Hindustan Times - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Taking into account that the number of donations has doubled from that of last year in the first five months itself, the organ donation programme at PGI is showing promising signs of becoming a success story. In 2015, a total number of 25 brain-dead ...
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Committee to look at ways to boost Saskatchewan's low organ donation rate

CTV News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A legislative committee will look at ways to boost what Premier Brad Wall has called Saskatchewan's "dubious record" on organ donations. Health Minister Dustin Duncan tabled a motion in the legislature Thursday calling for the review and says he'd like ...

TransMedics Brings New Life to Organ Transplant With Revolutionary OCS™ Systems - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Although nearly 30,000 people received organ transplants in 2014, it is paramount for every available donated organ to be utilized in a way that maximizes the success of the transplant and quality of life of the patient.