Category Archives: Transplantation/donation of organs and tissues

Japan`s long wait for transplant

It is harder to get an organ transplant in Japan than almost anywhere else in the world. The problem is not a lack of funds or technology, but a lack of donors. more

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Woman has double hand transplant

A Spaniard has become the first woman in the world to receive a double hand transplant. more

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Experts warn against organ trade

A transplant surgeon has warned against selling body parts, after a report suggested organs are for sale online. more

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Cosmetic surgery draw condemned

The offer of a cosmetic surgery procedure as a prize is an awful manifestation of the trivialisation of medical care in general, and aesthetic surgery in particular. more

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Transplants come under scrutiny

Traditionally organ transplants have been carried out to save a person’s life, be it with a new heart, kidney, or set of lungs. People who are willing to undertake something like a face transplant are probably not of an open … Continue reading

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Husband Wants Kidney Back

New York surgeon, Richard Batista, is asking his wife, Dawnell Batista, for the kidney he gave her in 2001 back, or if she can’t live without it (ha ha)–for $1.5 million in exchange for his regret over the gift. It … Continue reading

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Proposals to shorten transplant list make no gains

There are several proposals for increasing organ donations, none of which has made much progress in America so far. The three leading ones are: • Making payments to donor families, which would cover some expenses for families willing to donate … Continue reading

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Wales seeks organ opt-out powers

Wales could become the first part of the UK introduce an opt-out system of organ donation under plans by the assembly government. It would mean that Welsh residents would be presumed to be organ donors unless they have joined an … Continue reading

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Uterus transplantation: ethics and pragmatics

Swedish media reported  on plans of a group of researchers at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg, to conduct the world’s first ever transplantation of a human uterus. more

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Many outraged as accused murderer gets liver transplant

Johnny Concepcion, a 42-year-old man accused of stabbing his wife to death, just received a liver transplant at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Now many are wondering how an accused killer could jump to the top of … Continue reading

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