Kidney transplants

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference in Los Angeles. Wonder says he will be receiving a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement to concertgoers in England on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2019 - 9:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing "Superstition" at the end of a packed British...
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In this image made from video provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nina Martinez of Atlanta is wheeled into a Baltimore operating room to become who is thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant living donor with HIV, on Monday, March 25, 2019. Martinez, 35, donated a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she "wanted to make a difference in somebody else's life" and counter the stigma that too often still surrounds HIV infection. (Johns Hopkins Medicine via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting...
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Doctors appear at a news conference at University of Chicago Hospital Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Chicago. University of Chicago Medicine doctors announced Friday that they successfully completed the triple organ transplants on Sarah McPharlin, a 29-year-old of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, and Daru Smith, a 29-year-old father from Chicago's South Side, within 30 hours of one another. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
January 04, 2019 - 9:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed — and a new friendship they never expected. University of Chicago Medicine doctors...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, Sarah Hyland arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland details her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it “spreads awareness of organ donation” and “brings a sense of support” to the chronically ill. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland details her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it "spreads...
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This April 19, 2018 family photo shows transplant recipient Terra Goudge, right, and her friend, Amy Aleck, after Aleck donated a piece of her healthy liver to Goudge. Goudge was turned down for a traditional transplant from a deceased donor, so the California women traveled to the University of Pittsburgh to find a surgeon willing to perform a living donor transplant instead. (Family Photo via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Living organ donors make up a fraction of liver and kidney transplants. Some doctors aim to change that, exploring ways to lift barriers that can block otherwise willing people from giving. One hurdle is economic, if donors can't get paid time off to recuperate. A handful of...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds U.S. patients who accepted kidneys infected with hepatitis C were later cured. Doctors reported Monday their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus. Compared to patients who received uninfected organs, their new kidneys work just as...
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June 14, 2018 - 5:31 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal immigration officials granted a six-month reprieve on Thursday to a Connecticut immigrant facing deportation, a move his supporters say won't be long enough to allow him to undergo a scheduled kidney transplant. Dozens of people, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P...
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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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September 14, 2017 - 10:18 am
Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 file photo United States' Aries Merritt competes in a men's 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Merritt is back at the world championships two years after winning a bronze medal with a failing kidney. He received a new kidney thanks to a transplant from his sister and feels almost as good as in 2012 when he won Olympic gold in London and set the 110-meter hurdles world record. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 05, 2017 - 2:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Looking back, American hurdler Aries Merritt realizes he probably shouldn't have competed with a failing kidney at the 2015 world championships when he captured a bronze medal. "But in my heart of hearts, I thought that was my last championships," Merritt said. He's back. Even more,...
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