Organ transplants

In this undated combination handout photo provided on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by HEGP AP-HP, Jerome Hamon before and after two transplants. In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient _ who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010. But after getting ill in 2015, Hamon was given drugs that interfered with anti-rejection medicines he was taking for his face transplant. (HEGP AP-HP via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon...
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March 14, 2018 - 9:57 pm
ROME (AP) — Chinese health authorities told a Vatican trafficking conference that Beijing's efforts to crack down on illegal "underground" organ transplants have resulted in 220 arrests and 100 victims being rescued over the past 10 years. Dr. Haibo Wang, deputy chief of China's organ donation and...
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FILE- In this Jan. 17, 2018, file photo, SLUCare transplant surgeon Dr. Chintalapati Varma physically grabs the kidney from the body of living organ donor Robyn Rosenberger during surgery at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. British researchers reported Monday, Jan. 29, that living kidney donors are more likely to develop later kidney failure than non-donors, and female donors may experience a pregnancy complication, problematic high blood pressure (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The big unknown when someone donates a kidney: The long-term health consequences. Now the U.S. is taking a step toward finally tracking how living donors fare over decades — just as candidates are getting some new cautions to consider. Specialists insist the surgery seldom brings...
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In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, Robert Leibovitz wears a T-shirt with information about his need for a kidney while visiting Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Leibowitz, a New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying “In Need of Kidney” went viral has received a life-saving transplant from a stranger. (Rocio Sandoval via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying "In Need of Kidney" went viral has received a lifesaving transplant from a stranger. Robert Leibowitz said he had the surgery last week at a New York hospital and is now "walking on clouds." "Everything had to fall into place," he...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 13, 2017 file photo, Salvador Sobral from Portugal smiles as he speaks after winning the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Amar pelos dois" during a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant he underwent in December 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)
January 12, 2018 - 8:30 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant. The Santa Cruz Hospital near Lisbon says the 28-year-old Portuguese singer made a "very satisfactory" recovery from the transplant he underwent in December. But...
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FILE - This Oct. 2, 2008, file photo shows Herbert Rodgers, who police say doused his estranged wife with lye in a 2007 attack, in Orange County District Court in Chelsea, Vt. Rodgers, a Vermont man who in a jealous rage doused his wife with industrial-strength lye and burned her so badly she needed a face transplant, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at a Pennsylvania hospital. (Jennifer Hauck/The Valley News via AP)
December 18, 2017 - 8:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who in a jealous rage doused his estranged wife with industrial-strength lye and burned her so badly she needed a face transplant has died at a Pennsylvania hospital. Sixty-two-year-old Herbert Rodgers had been serving a 30- to 70-year prison sentence in...
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In this undated photo provided by Baylor University Medical Center the first baby born as a result of a womb transplant in the United States lies in the neonatal unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. (Baylor University Medical Center via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 3:15 pm
DALLAS (AP) — It took well over a year to determine if a woman who received a womb transplant would become the first in the U.S. to give birth, transplant surgeons in Dallas said Monday. Baylor University Medical Center officials said at a news conference that the mother has returned home and her...
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In this undated photo provided by Baylor University Medical Center the first baby born as a result of a womb transplant in the United States lies in the neonatal unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. (Baylor University Medical Center via AP)
December 01, 2017 - 5:59 pm
The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Hospital spokesman...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, file photo, a Merck scientist conducts research in West Point, Pa. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved sales of Merck and Co.'s Prevymix, the first drug to prevent life-threatening infections in adults after a bone marrow transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 08, 2017 - 6:23 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to prevent life-threatening infections in adults after a bone marrow transplant. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved sales of Merck and Co.'s Prevymix (PREH'-vih-miss) to prevent infections with cytomegalovirus (sy...
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Charity Tillemann-Dick, right, debuts her new song with Esperanza Tufani, left, at a medical summit in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Tillemann-Dick, an opera singer still singing after two double lung transplants, wrote a song to honor the Honduran immigrant roots of Tufani's mother, who was the donor of her lungs. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
October 24, 2017 - 5:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An opera singer still performing after two double lung transplants has debuted a song she wrote to pay tribute to the immigrant roots of her more recent donor. Charity Tillemann-Dick and her lung donor's 24-year-old daughter, Esperanza Tufani, sang the song together in front of...
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