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MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says.

Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby, said Fabio Triolo. He is director of the Cellular Therapy Core laboratories at University of Texas Health Sci...

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their groundbreaking operations.

Six people who received full or partial face transplants have since had significant restoration of feeling and movement, along with an improved quality of life, surgeons say....

MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to be suitable for transplantation, researchers say.

A transplant is the only lifesaving treatment for people with end-stage lung disease, but donor organs are in short supply.

Up to 80 percent of donor lungs are rejected due to serious but potentially reversible injuries. Researchers hope to ...

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a groundbreaking achievement, an unmanned drone delivered a new kidney for a 44-year-old Baltimore woman.

On April 19, the aircraft delivered the donor kidney that was successfully transplanted by a surgical team at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The patient was discharged April 23. Bef...

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Before her recent passing at the ripe old age of 99, Rose Marie Bentley harbored a remarkable secret.

Outwardly, nothing seemed out of place or extraordinary about this longtime resident of Oregon's rural northwest.

Bentley and her husband had five children and ran a farm and pet supply store in the town of Molalla. She taught Sunday...

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients in dire need of an organ transplant can safely receive a new heart or lung from donors who have hepatitis C, a new clinical trial has shown.

By swiftly administering powerful antiviral drugs, doctors can prevent the organ recipient from contracting hepatitis C following their transplant, said lead researcher Dr. Ann Woolley. She's ...

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons in Baltimore have performed the world's first kidney transplant in which both the living donor and the recipient are HIV-positive.

The success of the operation could potentially make organs more widely available to patients infected with the AIDS virus.

A 35-year-old Atlanta woman who contracted HIV as a newborn offered o...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of finding an unrelated bone marrow donor are higher for U.S. patients of European descent than for those of non-European descent, a new study finds.

A bone marrow transplant can sometimes help people with life-threatening blood cancers by replacing the patient's cells with healthy ones from a donor. A brother or sister with th...

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans.

A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a transplant. In the United States alone, 95,000 people are waiting for a new kidney.

To address shortages of donor orga...

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need.

The concept of using animal organs to save human lives has been around for years. With donor organs in short supply, the hope is that animal organs can keep patients alive while ...

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests.

"Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation," said study author Dr. T. Clark Gamblin, chief of surgical oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use by live donors has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes for donors or recipients, a new study finds.

National Kidney Registry recommendations exclude substance abusers from donating kidneys, and transplant centers may refuse live donors with a history of marijuana use. Until this study, however, there had been no evidence abou...

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France's lead and lower the bar, a new study argues.

There's a worldwide shortage of donor kidneys available for transplantation, but France appears to have been more aggressive than America in responding to that shortage, s...

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If they're already infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), patients in need of a kidney transplant might safely receive an organ from an HCV-infected donor, a new study maintains.

Using hepatitis C-infected kidneys for this group of patients would cut costs and waiting times, thereby saving lives, said researchers led by Dr. Mark Eckman. He's d...

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades.

"We were surprised to learn that almost all of the increased transplant activity in the United States within the last five years is a result of the drug overdose crisis," study lead researcher Dr. Man...

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades, new research reveals.

And investigators say that such transplants are just as successful and safe as those involving organs obtained from trauma victims or individuals who die of natural causes.

"This is a relativel...

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your wallet takes a hit when you donate a kidney to save someone's life.

That could be the reason for a steady decline in U.S. kidney donations by men and by people in low-income households, a new study suggests.

The living kidney donation rate among men dropped by 25 percent between 2005 and 2015, but remained stable among women, ...

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While donating a kidney isn't likely to shorten your life or increase your odds of heart disease or diabetes, you might face a higher chance of some other health risks, new research suggests.

Reviewing prior studies encompassing more than 100,000 living kidney donors, scientists found that donors appear at higher risk for worse blood pressure...

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite long waiting lists for kidney donation, a new study finds that one kidney from a deceased donor is transplanted while the other kidney is often thrown away.

In the United States, about 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant, the researchers said. Despite the long waiting list, nearly 1 in 5 kidneys recovered ...

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lungs from older donors are a viable option for lung transplants and should be considered more often, a new study suggests.

Survival rates for younger recipients of lung transplants from donors older than 60 are similar to those who receive lungs from younger donors, researchers found.

The University of Louisville team analyzed more...

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- By improving the way certain donated organs are handled before a transplant, more organs could end up being used, new research suggests.

The concern centers on organs donated following "circulatory death" (DCD). That means a patient's heart, breathing and circulation stop functioning. Most donated organs come from people who are brain dead, b...

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests.

The study was done in the United Kingdom, where experts recommend that blood donors wait 12 to 16 weeks before giving again.

That's in contrast to the United States, where blood donations are alr...