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  • Transplant Games of America 2014 comes to Houston
    Transplant Games of America 2014 comes to Houston
    Celebrating the gift of life with a fun-filled sports competition was the focus at the Transplant Games of America held in Houston for 2014.The Transplant Games of America kicked off their weeklong events with an opening ceremony in on July 12,...
  • Nathan's story; Counting down
    Nathan's story; Counting down
    On January 16th, Nathan Piekutowski checked into Loyola to begin pre-treatment for his cord transplant that has been matched. Since his admission, Nate has experienced three days of chemo treatments and begins total body radiation which will...
  • Doctors in Sweden successfully transplant 9 wombs into women seeking childbirth
    Doctors in Sweden successfully transplant 9 wombs into women seeking childbirth
    Are you in the market for a new baby but due to a faulty uterus or no uterus, a medical condition that many women suffer from making it impossible for you to carry your own biological children?There may be help for you yet, according to top...
  • Eyebrow Transplant Procedure by Dr. Glenn Charles in Boca Raton, FL
    Eyebrow Transplant Procedure by Dr. Glenn Charles in Boca Raton, FL
    Eyebrows are an important feature, providing definition and expression for your face. If your eyebrows are missing or scant as a result of injury, over-plucking, or genetics, the impact on your appearance can be demoralizing whether you are a man...
  • Vegas sign
    Out-of-luck Vegas dogs hit the jackpot when adopted in Canada
    In marketing and business, one of the first things learned is that a product must sell to a certain target audience. In some cases, that’s based on buying behavior, in others it can be a matter of brand preference. Sometimes, it can be based...
  • First pancreatic islet transplant without rejection announced
    First pancreatic islet transplant without rejection announced
    Physicians and engineers from Germany, Britain, and the United States announced the first successful pancreatic islet transplant that avoided the complications of rejection and the need for drug therapy to provide long-term immunosuppression in...
  • Sarah Murnaghan getting adult lungs in transplant
    Sarah Murnaghan getting adult lungs in transplant
    A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation sparked debate over how organs are allocated was getting a double-lung transplant Wednesday after a match with an adult donor was made.Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe...
  • Javier
    Organ transplant: Second family pushes for policy change
    According to Fox News on Monday, a second family has stepped forward to fight for a change in the donor organ policy that places sick children under 12 at the bottom of the adult transplant list.Javier Acosta, 11, suffers from cystic fibrosis and...
  • Womb Transplant Pregnancy
    Womb transplant pregnancy: Woman with first successful donor womb is pregnant
    The first woman to have a successful womb transplant from a donor is apparently pregnant. The woman received a donor womb nearly two years ago, Reuters reported April 13.The woman who received the womb transplant is from Turkey and is now pregnant...
  • Organ Donation
    Desperately seeking organs
    Although there have been advances in medical technology and donation, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors. Nationally, the donor registration rate is about 43 percent, according to Donate Life...
  • Smoker's lungs used in transplant ends in woman's death from lung cancer
    Smoker's lungs used in transplant end in woman's death
    A smoker's lungs used in a transplant ends in a U.K. woman's death, according to a Dec. 19 ABC News report. Most people who need a transplant receive a second chance at life, but most people do not unknowingly get smoker's lungs.In...
  • Fat transplant cures obesity and insulin resistance, offers hope to diabetics
    Fat transplant cures obesity and insulin resistance, offers hope to diabetics
    Mice who received a transplant of brown fat into their abdominal cavity lost weight, improved their insulin sensitivity and metabolised glucose better says astudy reported in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation available...
  • Jakub Halik the man who lived without a heart for six months
    Czech fireman who lived for 6 months without a heart has just died
    A Czechoslovakian fireman and father of one, who had his heart surgically removed in April to treat an aggressive malignant tumor in the organ has succumbed to liver and kidney failure, six months after his heart was removed. Jakub Halik died on...
  • Uterus
    First uterus transplant in world: From mother to daughter
    In Sweden, two women desperately wanted to have children but due to medical issues that dream was never realized. Both women received a uterus transplant in a surgery over the weekend. One was the first of its kind in the world because it was a...
  • Robin Roberts in hospital ready for transplant
    Robin Roberts, co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' gets transplant today
    Robin Roberts, who is on extended medical leave from "Good Morning America," gets a bone marrow transplant on Thursday, September 20, 2012 to treatmyelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder in which the bone marrow fail to produce...