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How long will a transplanted kidney last?

Transplant science is making progress year after year, but one thing that does give me pause when I contemplate receiving a transplanted kidney is the awareness that a transplant will eventually fail. 390 more words

Student continues recovery after transplant; teacher-donor goes home

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin says a teacher who donated a kidney to an eight-year-old girl from her school went home Friday afternoon.

The hospitals said organ donor Jodi Schmidt and recipient Natasha Fuller saw each other Friday for the first time since their surgery on Tuesday. 91 more words


Yale-New Haven’s milestone kidney transplant a special match

NEW HAVEN – Imagine your best friend dies while serving his country and 17 years later, you have the opportunity to save his mother’s life. That’s the scenario that played out for Jason Gaddy. 279 more words


Organ trading

This video was produced by students at the University of Leicester. The team made effective use of a fictional case study to investigate some of the ethical issues associated with organ trading.

Human Tissue Usage


There are many diseases’ that cause the need for replacing an organ. In this article I will focus on one organ, the Kidney. The Kidney is a filter and to keep it simple, it filters the blood to remove waste products, balance electrolytes and fluid. 1,295 more words

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Stefan Wilson carrying on brother Justin's legacy, message

INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Wilson lives on through five people. His family doesn’t know who they are or where they are or what their conditions are, but knowing his life may have saved or helped others is everything to them. 1,070 more words