Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
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.
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.
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?
England is moving to an opt-out organ donation scheme. Here's how it could be a success.
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.
Most Canadians support organ donation after death, but fewer than 25 per cent have registered to donate their organs. What can be done to encourage more registrations?
When my kidneys stopped working properly, my dad gave me one of his kidneys. Thanks, Dad.
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.
Doctors in South Africa performed a liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor to a HIV-negative recipient. Major ethical questions came into play.
I joined a Facebook group about organ donation. Within two days an Indian man offered to sell me his kidney.
Sport can provide organ recipients with motivation and a chance to celebrate.
3D bioprinting of living cells and materials may contribute to faster and cheaper ways to create effective new drugs - and even reduce animal testing.
We're living longer and more ill lives – could we use animals to grow human organs for transplants?
A baboon survived nearly three years with a pigs heart, so does that mean cross-species transplantation is imminent?
Public attention is focused on whether we should use gene editing technology on embryos, but it could potentially have a bigger and more immediate impact on human health via animal organ donation.
Australia was once a world leader in organ donations, but today it lags much of the developed world. William Isdale speaks with Aric Bendorf about how to improve Australia's organ donation rates.
Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia's 16.1 donors per million population (DPM).
If frogs can freeze and live to tell the tale, why can't humans?
New research shows that black patients are more likely to have heart transplants at the worst-performing centers. So how do patients choose where to go for surgery?