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The complex reasons behind SA's organ donor shortage

While religious and cultural practices play a role in the acute shortage of organ donations, her extensive research as identified other critical factors, writes...

World-first SA liver transplant results support a review of ethics policies

The successful, world-first liver transplant between an HIV-positive woman and her HIV-negative infant, undertaken in South Africa has delivered results, reported in the academic journal...

Transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys disease free at 1 year

In a small study, doctors at Johns Hopkins have successfully transplanted 10 hepatitis C-infected kidneys into patients without hepatitis C and prevented the patients...

Transplanting lungs from those over 60 a viable option

With a scarcity of lungs available for transplantation, the use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable...

Top UK university used overseas patients as research guinea pigs

Experimental implants that should only have been used in laboratory or animal tests were sent abroad and used on patients who were treated like...

Penile transplant surgery in SA questioned – Stellenbosch study

Roughly 250 traditional circumcisions lead to penile amputation every year in South Africa, with one response being penile transplantation, as carried out in 2014...

SA penile transplant man leading a normal life

Pen ile transplantation restored normal physiological functions in a South African man who is the world's first transplant recipient, without major complications in the...

Gene-edited piglets opening door to animal organ transplants

In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might...

HIV-positive organ donation findings

In the first-of-its-kind study since the passage of the US HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (the HOPE Act), which lifted the ban on organ donations from one HIV-positive person to another, researchers report on the quality of these organs.

Technique may extend donor organ life

Researchers at the RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology have developed a new technique that extends in rats the time that donor organs last and can also resuscitate organs obtained after cardiac arrest.