News tagged with donor

Hundreds checked for rabies after transplant death

Public health agencies in five U.S. states are assessing the rabies risk for hundreds of people who may have had close contact with an infected organ donor and four transplant recipients, one of whom died, ...

Mar 17, 2013
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US organ transplant patient dies of rabies

A person in the northeastern state of Maryland who recently died of rabies was found to have contracted the illness from an organ transplant done over a year ago, US health officials said Friday.

Mar 15, 2013
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Sorting out fertility after childhood cancer

As success rates in treating childhood cancers have improved, greater emphasis is being placed on quality of life issues following successful treatment. Many cancer treatments can lead to infertility, but there are few methods ...

Mar 15, 2013
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Swiss Red Cross cuts blood supply to broke Greece

(AP)—The Swiss Red Cross is slashing its supply of donor blood to Greece because the financially stricken country has failed to pay its bills on time, the head of the group's transfusion service said Tuesday.

Feb 26, 2013
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Disparities exist in kidney transplant timing

African-Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely than others to receive a kidney transplant before requiring dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Jo ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Safeguards needed for tissue donors

vast collections of human tissue samples that scientists hope will lead to new treatments for diseases – have a right to basic information about how their donations may be used, a Michigan State University ...

Jan 28, 2013
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