Organ Transplants News
Friday June 26, 2009THE Age's health reporter, Julia Medew, has been named the 2009 Young Australian Journalist of the Year.
Thursday January 1, 2009LAURI Evans, of Muswellbrook, believes her decision to stand by her 28-year-old daughter's wish to be an organ donor was the right thing to do.
Thursday November 20, 2008IN WHAT is being hailed as a world first that could revolutionise organ transplants, doctors in Spain have replaced a woman's damaged windpipe using one created from stem cells in a laboratory.
Sunday October 26, 2008FOR millennia, religious authorities have defined death as the stilling of the heart and the absence of breath. But all that changed in the 1960s when organ transplants became medically feasible.
Wednesday October 22, 2008JOHN Miller and his stepdaughter Andrea, of Tenambit, know the benefits of organ donation.
Sunday February 17, 2008THE Rudd Government will overhaul Australia's organ donation system because millions of dollars spent to encourage people to register as donors has not saved a single life.
Friday September 7, 2007THE number of organ transplants, and possibly executions, in China appears to have dropped sharply this year as Chinese authorities respond to criticism of a gruesome commercial transplant trade, says a leading medical authority just back from Beijing.
Sunday January 30, 2005ORGAN transplants are expected to increase this year after Australian health ministers changed the rules to ensure the wishes of donors are honoured.
Saturday April 24, 2004Waiting lists for organ transplants are set to fall after health ministers agreed yesterday to a major change to organ donor laws.
Thursday January 10, 2002Australians will be asked to consider whether the benefits of organ transplants from animals outweigh the risks of viruses being transmitted to humans.
Monday January 8, 2001New rules governing organ transplants could be introduced as part of a growing list of measures aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of mad cow disease.
Tuesday August 15, 2000Work towards pig-to-human organ transplants would continue in Australia despite the collapse of a British research project, Australian experts said yesterday. Fears that humans could contract unknown and uncontrollable diseases from pig organs have prompted corporate backers to withdraw funding
Saturday August 5, 2000As transplant waiting lists soar, the question of using animal organs in humans where the risks and rewards are huge is increasingly in the spotlight. EVERY 14 minutes, a new name is added to a waiting list for organ transplants in the US. There are more than 70,000 people on the list at prese
Sunday April 16, 2000Artificial intelligence could be used in future to help doctors predict more accurately which patients will successfully receive organ transplants in a bid to overcome Australia's desperate donor shortage. Canberra Hospital researchers are adapting an artificial neural network black box computer
Monday March 1, 1999Tokyo: Japan's first officially sanctioned organ transplants have begun after a 44-year-old woman, crippled by a massive brain hemorrhage, was confirmed brain dead yesterday. It has enabled the woman's heart, lungs, liver and kidneys to be conveyed to patients across the country and set in train
Saturday December 5, 1998More than 1600 Australians are waiting up to three years for life-saving organ transplants, national health statistics show. Doctors predicted yesterday that some waiting lists would lengthen as the hepatitis epidemic and an increase in diabetes-associated renal failure meant more people would ne
Saturday March 23, 1996New research has contradicted scientists' fundamental understanding of immunity and may lead to more successful organ transplants and babies being vaccinated earlier. Research in today's edition of the United States journal Science shows that newborn mice can be effectively vaccinated against dis
Monday August 29, 1994Beijing, Monday. China is using executed prisoners as a principal source of supply for organ transplants, deliberately botching some executions to ensure the victims are still alive when the body parts are removed, a human rights report said today. According to the report released by the United
Thursday June 10, 1993This is the New World XI. This team could not have been put together before the winter season of 1993. Now, in a way, every day is summer for the players. They live and play today because they have new organs. Ten of the players have had organ transplants - heart, liver, kidney, hear
Friday August 2, 1991MELBOURNE: An increasing shortage of human donors means that xenografts -using organs and tissue from animals in humans - will have to be carefully evaluated, according to an authority on organ transplants. The head of the transplantation unit at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medi
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