The number of people choosing to become posthumous donors in the UK has reached 25.3m but this is still considerably lower than other countries.
Pigs growing human pancreases, coming to a farm near you soon?
The idea of human-animal hybrids can raise a lot of questions and it's easy to feel they are "unnatural" because they violate the boundaries between species.
The number of potential organ donors who are obese is on the rise.
As the rate of obesity in the US rises, transplant centers are debating whether to accept organ donations from the obese. A new study suggests that oversized hearts are safe to use.
It is currently legal for Canadians to travel abroad and obtain organs from illicit sources. If it gains final approval from the Senate, Bill S-240 will change this.
When a Canadian travels to China to receive an organ transplant, a member of a persecuted minority may be killed to provide the organ.
People of color face more obstacles on the path to an organ transplant.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
You’ll be waiting a while for functional 3D-printed human organs.
There is a stark mismatch between the elements required of a modern news story – unique, high impact – and the reality of medical research being slow, meticulous and progressing one step at a time.
It’s not always clear where human organs come from in research papers.
International standards ban publication of research that involves any biological material from executed prisoners, that lacks human research ethics committee approval and that lacks consent of donors.
If the family doesn’t agree, the surgery won’t go ahead.
A parliamentary committee report recommends the Australian government investigate whether an opt-out system could help increase donation rates. But the evidence suggests it wouldn't.
I joined a Facebook group about organ donation. Within two days an Indian man offered to sell me his kidney.
Jarrius Robertson, a liver transplant survivor, runs the football at the Jan. 27, 2018 Pro Bowl practice in Kissimmee, Florida.
AP Photo/Gregory Payan
April is National Donate Life Month, a time to emphasize the importance of organ donation. It is also a good time to learn about a major medical advance that allows liver transplants from living donors.