Organ transplantation

Double hand transplant recipient Lindsay Aronson Ess, working on her dexterity during a physical therapy session in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Hand, face transplants regulated like other organs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure your liver or kidney could save someone’s life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking […]

12/26/2013

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Pa. girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung transplant on Wednesday, the girl’s family said. Sarah Murnaghan, […]

06/13/2013

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Spokesman: Girl’s condition is worsening

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family spokeswoman says a dying 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl’s condition has worsened as she awaits a lung transplant. The national organ transplant network complied with a judge’s unusual order last night and […]

06/06/2013

5-organ transplant patient becomes a mother

MIAMI (AP) — Miami doctors say they believe a five-organ transplant patient is the first to deliver a baby, making her the first reported case in the world. Fatema Al Ansari was 19 and living in Qatar when she was diagnosed with a blood clot in a major vein to the intestine.

03/13/2013