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Jarrius Robertson, a liver transplant survivor, runs the football at the Jan. 27, 2018 Pro Bowl practice in Kissimmee, Florida. AP Photo/Gregory Payan

How live liver transplants could save thousands of lives

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.
Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”. Aurelien Forget

We’ve made ‘smart egg-cartons’ to transport cells to cure diabetes

Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
How many times do we wonder, ‘what’s the right thing to do’? Ed Yourdon from New York City, USA (Helping the homeless Uploaded by Gary Dee, via Wikimedia Commons

How should we decide what to do?

A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland sat on the sidelines of a preseason game in September 2015 against the Atlanta Falcons. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

Anniversary of Konrad Reuland tragedy reminds us of the toll of brain aneurysms

Konrad Reuland's death shocked sports fans and, famously, gave new life to baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew. But how is it that a young athlete in top shape could suddenly develop a deadly condition?
There’s more you could donate besides blood, organs and tissue. Cropped from pulmonary_pathology/flickr

Why you should donate your data (as well as your organs) when you die

Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Kidneys for donation are in short supply, via Shutterstock. From www.shuttertock.com

Is it ethical to purchase human organs?

A shortage of organs for donation has led some to ask: would establishing a market help? That, however, raises another question: would it also harm?

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