Organ transplants

In this Sept. 6, 2019, photo, Donna Cryer holds up family photos that include her father Roland Henry, as she poses for a photo in Washington. When her father died, she tried to donate his organs, yet the local organ collection agency said no, without talking to the family or providing a reason. "It was devastating to be told there was nothing they considered worthy of donation. Nada. Not a kidney, not a liver, not tissue,” recalled Donna Cryer, president of the nonprofit Global Liver Institute and herself a recipient of a liver transplant. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 14, 2019 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-...
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President Donald Trump kisses Hudson Nash, being held by father Andrew Nash, as Trump speaks about kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2019 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don't get that sick in the first place. Trump said his order was aimed at "making...
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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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Puzzles, stuffed animals and drawings adorn the open casket of 11-year-old Erick Altuve during his wake inside his home in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Erick died while he was waiting for a bone marrow transplant. The deaths of several Venezuelan children with cancer who were hoping for bone marrow transplants have ignited a bitter dispute between the government and opponents over who is to blame. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 28, 2019 - 5:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old Venezuelan boy who died of cancer while waiting for a bone marrow transplant held an open-casket wake on Tuesday, giving visitors a chance to see him for the last time as they wondered whether the death could have been avoided. Erick Altuve lay...
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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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November 21, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One lucky Pittsburgh Penguins fan has a new kidney thanks to the help of social media. The Tribune-Review reports Kelly Sowatsky had been on the organ transplant waiting list since 2015. Desperate for a new kidney, she attended the team's hockey game in March with a sign telling...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding that the chance to save a life outweighed the risk of virus transmission. The mother and child recovered after the 2017 transplant,...
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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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