Sufferers of rare diseases urge people to become organ donors
JANET NEUSTEIN: I'm going to donate my lungs, such as they're worth. They'll be good for some LAM research not much more, but I encourage everybody in Australia to donate their organs so that they can continue life in those who've got impaired organs.
Sky News Charity Calls For More Living Kidney DonorsSky NewsAlmost three million British adults would consider donating one of their kidneys to a complete stranger, according to a new charity promoting altruistic organ transplants. The charity Give A Kidney – One's Enough commissioned a YouGov survey to …Wiping out kidney transplant waiting list 'could save … Continue reading
CBC.ca Cancer rate doubled for transplant patientsSan Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO — Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely as the average American to get cancer, in large part because they must suppress their immune system to avoid organ rejection and that leaves them more vulnerable to infections that can …Cancer Rates High After Organ TransplantMedPage … Continue reading
6abc.com Penn doctors perform double hand transplantThe Daily PennsylvanianUsing vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) — which Levin, the director of the Penn Hand Transplant program, called the most advanced technology available to doctors today — different organ tissues can be combined to make a whole. …First bilateral hand transplant performed at the Hospital of the University … Continue reading