Dutch agree law to list all citizens as organ donors

The Netherlands approved ground-breaking legislation Tuesday that will in future register all citizens over the age of 18 as potential organ donors—unless they explicitly opt out.

Medical research

Researchers identify new target to reduce risk of GVHD

Stem cell transplants can cure patients with high-risk leukemia or lymphoma. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a potentially life-threatening side effect that occurs when the donor's immune cells attack the recipient's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analysis looks at long-term risks of living kidney donation

Living kidney donors are not at increased risk for some health outcomes previously of concern, but do seem at risk for worse blood pressure and kidney function than nondonors. In addition, female donors seem to be at increased ...


Racial and ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplants

Despite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants from related or unrelated living donors, these racial/ethnic minority patients are still much less ...


Emotions faced by living kidney donors can impact daily life

(HealthDay)—Living kidney donors experience a wide range of emotions throughout the donation process that influences the lives of donors on several levels, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the Journal of ...


Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.

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