People with weakened immune systems are at a high risk of severe and prolonged COVID-19 infections. An extra vaccine dose can bolster protection.
‘Chimera’ creatures with human organs could be medically useful – but can we really treat them like other animals?
Printing organs could reduce the need for human donor organs. And 3D printed organs using a patient’s own cells would increase successful organ transplants by reducing the risk of rejection.
Deemed consent organ donation means that everyone is assumed to be an organ donor unless they opt out, but assuming consent raises some ethical issues.
As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
Thousands of Canadians are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants. An opt-out organ donor system, like the one Nova Scotia is implementing, could reduce avoidable deaths and suffering.
Grisly early experiments laid the foundation of our understanding of how to keep organs ‘alive’ in isolation.
Organs from gay men or injecting drug users, often rejected for transplants, could safely be used, so long as donors test negative for infections such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C.
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.
A liver transplant from an HIV-positive living donor to an HIV-negative recipient is possible, but there are still gaps in our knowledge.
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.