(BOSTON) -- Harvard-affiliated scientists say they have been able to keep a monkey alive for two years with a genetically engineered pig kidney. Although preliminary, transplant experts say this research is an important milestone in the search for an alternative source of organs.Scientists are hopeful... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Health Resources and Services Administration announced plans to overhaul the U.S. organ transplant system, after congressional scrutiny of the current operation — which critics said has poor oversight that has led to wasted organs, serious errors, and patient deaths.The department says it... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- A Massachusetts legislator said he's going to change a proposed bill that would have given state inmates reduced sentences if they signed up to donate an organ, following an outcry from several groups.Last month, Democratic Rep. Carlos Gonzalez co-introduced a bill that... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Pushing through high winds, heavy snow and dangerous road conditions, an organ transporter was able to deliver a kidney on Christmas Eve before time ran out.Lucas Baker, a transporter for Trinity Medical Solutions' Midwest division, told ABC News that in his... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States recorded its one millionth organ transplant Friday afternoon, a historic milestone for the medical procedure that has saved thousands of lives.The record achievement was confirmed at 12:50 p.m. ET by the United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit... Read More.
Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead following a fiery car crash into a Los Angeles home on Friday, August 5.In a statement to KABC, a rep for the actress said Friday, "She was declared brain-dead [Thursday] night, but has been kept on life support for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A group of kidney donors is going to great heights to educate others about being a live organ donor.The Kidney Donor Athletes, a national organization working to educate and change the perception around live organ donation, is doing so through their... Read More.