Machine keeps livers going outside the body for a whole week

The machine breaks records for how long livers can last outside the body but can also rejuvenate livers rejected for transplantation.

U. Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine liver-disease livers transplants

Less-than-perfect donor kidneys are safe for transplant

Some 95,000 Americans are waiting for a kindey donation. Now researchers say it's safe to transplant hundreds of donor kidneys that are discarded each year.

Johns Hopkins University | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine kidneys organ-transplants

Brain cell transplants survive without anti-rejection drugs

Exploiting a feature of the immune system could open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain without the need for lifelong medication.

Johns Hopkins University | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains immune-systems stem-cells transplants

Opt-out organ donation would have limited impact

Under the best circumstances, opt-out organ donation would shorten waitlists for organs by 52%—still not enough for every person who needs one.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs transplants

Most Americans say OK to compensating kidney donors

"This group is essentially saying, 'I don't like giving compensation to kidney donors, but if you tell me it can save a lot of lives, then I'm for it.'"

Patrick Ercolano-JHU | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs kidneys organ-donation surveys transplants

These factors limit minority blood donation

Researchers combed through past studies to get a fuller picture of what limits or promotes minority blood donation.

Angela Arnold Go-Georgia State | May 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs blood ethnicity race transplants

Faster method paves way for 3D printing organs or food

By producing biological material one layer at a time, a new method of 3D printing could one day create organs or food.

UC Berkeley | May 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing food manufacturing transplants

New lung transplant policy causes logistical trouble

A policy change regarding lung transplants increases logistical burdens and raises costs, say researchers.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | April 29, 2019 | futurity
~10 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hospitals lungs transplants

Could squishy cells improve bone marrow transplants?

Measuring the exact squishiness of blood-forming stem cells could lead to better bone marrow transplants.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory | March 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine stem-cells transplants

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