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Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage

Wall Street Journal - Dec 1, 2016
There are more than 120,000 people in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant and not enough donors. The dire shortage has led some researchers to consider an unusual solution: They are breeding genetically modified pigs whose organs could be ...

Kimberly Chard's 'thank you' to organ transplant family

BBC News - Dec 1, 2016
A woman who had a double-lung transplant last Christmas has written an emotional thank-you letter to her donor's family - as Wales marks the anniversary of a major new law. On 1 December 2015, Wales became the first nation in the UK to introduce ...

Boy is thankful after multi-organ transplant

KOIN.com - Nov 24, 2016
He has never lived a normal life, but things are looking up after receiving a multi-organ transplant back in late August. Forte says he is grateful for a chance at a normal life. “I am thankful for a new life,” said Forte. “I am grateful for the new ...

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Concise Pediatric and Adolescent Hepatology

Great progress in molecular biology, therapeutics, imaging as well as surgery have vastly improved the understanding and treatment of childhood liver disorders. In particular, surgical advancements in liver transplantation currently allow for a lower age or weight limit for recipients. Furthermore, the majority of children with liver disease or with liver transplantation today survive well into adulthood. In this book, world experts in the now established subspecialty of pediatric hepatology provide a comprehensive summary of the latest advances in pathophysiology, molecular diagnostics and treatment strategies.
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The Gift of Life: The Story of Edward Pompeian and the Founding of the Gift of Life Transplant House

by: Edward Pompeian
As a child, Edward Pompeian was stricken with a mysterious, debilitating illness that threatened his life for years. Not expected to make it past sixteen, Edward and his family made numerous trips to doctors and hospitals in search of answers. Thanks to the loving support of his family and friends, and an unshakable faith in God’s plan, he was able to endure. At the world-famous Mayo Clinic a diagnosis was made, and Edward received a lifesaving kidney from his mother. Inspired by his own incredible transplant journey, Edward founded the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota.
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How the national organ transplant waiting list works

The shortage of organs causes most patients to wait for a transplant. Waiting times vary widely for many reasons. Contrary to popular belief, waiting for a ...

Double Organ Transplant at Texas Children's Hospital: Tyler's Story

Texas Children's Hospital announced that doctors recently performed a rare double organ transplant to save the life of Tyler Nelson, a 17 year old patient with ...

Organ Transplants Depends On How Much Money You Have

A recent study reveals that a factor in how fast someone receives an organ transplant is dependent on how much money they have. Doctor's say this goes ...

UHN Multi Organ Transplant Unit 25th Anniversary Tribute Video - 1990-2015

WATCH: In 1990 two Toronto hospital Transplant Programs were consolidated at Toronto General Hospital. For the first time in Canada transplant patients ...

Economics of Organ Transplant Operations