HIV-positive patient gets kidney transplant from HIV-positive donor
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.
Anne Heche Revealed Who She Wanted to Play Her in Biopic Before Death
But in an ominous twist, Heche also came up with the idea to play her own mother in the biopic about her life.
Anne Heche, Emmy-Winning Actress, Legally Dead One Week After Car Crash
Though initial reports said the actress was in good health after the crash, it was later clarified that she was unconscious and in critical condition.
Rosie O'Donnell Reacts to News Anne Heche Won't Survive Fiery Car Crash
A representative of Heche, 53, has announced that she is not expected to survive, and that there are plans for her organs to be donated.
Organ Donor's Mom Receives Touching Letter From Transplant Recipient
The recipient says she is grateful for the gift of a new knee ligament, which has enabled her to be active again with her family.
Doctors Take Human Lungs on Flight in Race Against Time to Save Patient
With lungs not viable outside of the body after around 6 hours, a Missouri transplant team had to think fast.
Man Left With $13,000 Bill After Donating Kidney To Family Member
The billing company threatened to send the donor to collections if he did not pay the bill which he was told would be covered by the recipient's insurance.
'Giving Life Even in Death': Second NYPD Officer to Die After Ambush Donate
Commissioner Keechant Sewell called Officer Wilbert Mora a three-time hero and said "Our heads are bowed & our hearts are heavy" in a tweet.
Ohio Hospital Apologizes After Kidney Transplant Patient Given Wrong Organ
Two members of staff have been placed on leave after the "incredibly rare, uncommon mix up."
Boy Killed by Lightning Strike Has Organs Donated to Three Children
Tributes have been flooding in for the boy, including from lawmakers and his favorite soccer team, Liverpool FC.
Ohio Student, Fatally Hurt in Hazing, Being Kept Alive for Organ Donation
Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University, is "in the process of donating his organs," said the family's attorney.
More Gay and Bisexual Men Can Give Blood After U.K. Rule Change
Blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men are being relaxed, lifting a blanket ban for men who have had sex with men in the last three months.
Chinese Doctors Harvested Organs of Car Crash Victims
Local media reports the group removed the livers and kidneys from 11 people at a hospital in Anhui province between 2017 and 2018.
Vegan TikTok Activist Says She Would Not Donate Organs to Meat Eaters
"There's no way on earth that I want any of you [non-vegans] to ever get my organs if I die," said That Vegan Teacher in a TikTok video.
COVID-19 Offers a Reminder: Now is the Prudent Time to Settle Your Affairs
We don't like to think about dying. But the responsible thing to do is to consider those we will leave if we do—and settle issues like custody and inheritance instead of letting the burden fall on them.
Pig-Monkey Chimeras Have Been Born in China in World First Experiment
The piglets all died within a week of being born, the researchers said.
Woman Who Posted 'Verna Needs a Kidney' Billboard Will Finally Get a Kidney
Verna Johnson's unconventional campaign to obtain a donor organ has found a willing participant.
Three Die of Cancer After Organ Donor Passed Disease On
This is believed to be the first case of a patient passing cancer on to four recipients.
Heart Donor Backs Organ Recipient at Transplant Games
Tammy Griffin met Linda Karr six weeks after she gave her her heart.
Drug Overdoses Lead to Increase in Organ Donors
Researchers who noticed an increase in the number of organs available traced the change back to a disconcerting source.
Algorithm Predicts When Transplant Patients Will Die
The new algorithm is more accurate than current methods to predict health outcomes.
Man Offers Pickup Truck and Kidney to Save Dying Wife
Marie Robinson is one of 18,000 people waiting for a liver transplant, so her husband, Verlon, took matters into his own hands.
Brain Dead Boy Awakens Day Before Life Support Ends
With a bleak prognosis, his parents had agreed to donate his organs.
Boy, 7, Undergoes Historic Five-Organ Transplant
Jay Crouch was able to eat food for the first time ever following the historic 10-hour procedure.
After Desperate Appeal, Man Gets Kidney Transplant
"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."
Child's Life-Saving Medication Stolen Before Christmas
The medication prevents the child's body from rejecting his kidney transplant.
Woman Claims Transplant Gave Her Cancer in Lawsuit
So is it possible to get cancer from a donated organ? The answer seems to be yes.
Child May Not Get Kidney Due to Donor Dad's Arrest
A sick child may die because his father's criminal record prevents him from donating his kidney.
Kidney Donation: What are the Risks?
Francia Raisa's prognosis is most likely good after giving up one of her organs to best friend Selena Gomez.
Is China Harvesting Organs of Political Prisoners?
U.S. lawmakers want to put an end to the decades-old practice, but doing so will require shifting the society's attitude toward altruistic giving.