In a breakthrough case, pig kidneys that had been genetically modified to reduce the risk of rejection worked just like human kidneys.
In a resurfaced clip from 2018, Raisa said, "I had a way that I wanted to tell her when I made the decision" to donate her kidney to Selena Gomez.
The pair got matching tattoos after Raísa donated her kidney to Gomez in 2017 after the singer was diagnosed with lupus.
Organs from HIV+ people are likely to pass on the virus if the organ recipient is HIV-negative, but can safely be transplanted into other HIV+ people.
The mom of three from Wales was taken off the transplant list while she was in hospital as she needed to be in better health to undergo the procedure.
While two hospital guards beat the patient, he cried out that they were hurting him. One of them allegedly replied, "Good."
The transplant happened to fall on their 36th wedding anniversary after he surprisingly was a match for his wife who had kidney disease.
"It was really beautiful to see social media working in a positive way, to spread good news," Dr. Dinee Simpson told Newsweek.
"I can respect people's choice to be able to CHOOSE to get some experimental drug if they want, but MANDATING this is absolute insanity," the patient said.
Specialists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are optimistic that new peer-reviewed research will help dramatically reduce the massive organ shortage.
She received a kidney transplant when she was a child, but COVID damaged it so badly that she now needs a second transplant.
Krystal Sparks started painting rocks to help find Robert Fallon a donor after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney disease in 2017.
Alex Peguero, 26, found out he had kidney disease when he got tested to see if he could donate a kidney to his twin brother Nick.
Kansas resident Ali Shappell donated one of her kidneys to a total stranger, setting off a chain of kidney transplants that wound up saving the lives of four people—including her childhood pastor.
Verna Johnson's unconventional campaign to obtain a donor organ has found a willing participant.
The kidney was about to be transplanted into a nine-year-old girl when doctors noticed the multiple arteries.
"My heart is so full of every emotion one could think of," donor Amy Pauvlinch wrote on Facebook.
Nico Rivera has a rare disorder called Alport Syndrome and is currently on dialysis.
"I have shared your letter with my staff, and they are working to see what help they can provide," Trump wrote back to the 8-year-old boy.
This part-time professor spent nearly half her annual salary on her best friend.
"The fact that I'm alive and am going to have at least 20 more years with my kids, that's the best thing in the world."
She's now recovering from her surgery.
A sick child may die because his father's criminal record prevents him from donating his kidney.
Almost half of people with lupus will develop kidney problems.