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African-Americans less likely to receive kidney donation, study showsupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 07:17:00

Carmichael Griffin didn't think anything of it when his face began to swell. He assumed he had just gained a couple of pounds.

Kidney donor deaths tied to surgical clipupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 09:28:00

Could the FDA have done more to prevent the death of a healthy kidney donor? Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Kidney-donor deaths linked to surgical clips raise issues of alerts, warningsupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 09:28:00

When Manuel Reyna developed a deadly kidney disease, his sister, Florinda Gotcher, didn't hesitate to give him one of her kidneys. When she found out they were a match, she cried.

Gupta: Roberts is lucky she has a matchupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 13:44:00

Dr. Gupta explains Robin Roberts' blood disorder. He says it's difficult for minorities to find bone marrow donors.

Kidney donors begin 1st intercontinental organ exchangeupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 20:21:00

A 31-year-old Oklahoma woman helped make medical history and started a chain of "paying it forward" when she decided to donate her kidney to a stranger halfway around the world, a man in Athens, Greece, officials announced Friday.

Red Chair: Why 'Survivor' seeks marrowupdated: Tue May 15 2012 11:24:00

The "Survivor" winner talks about growing up Korean American, and why he uses his fame to promote bone marrow donation.

Get a paper cut, save a lifeupdated: Tue May 15 2012 11:24:00

Registering to become a bone marrow donor just became as simple as tending to a paper cut.

Facebook encouraging organ donationsupdated: Tue May 01 2012 16:48:00

On average, 18 people in the United States die each day waiting for an organ transplant.

Facebook promotes organ donationupdated: Tue May 01 2012 16:48:00

Mark Zuckerberg talks to ABC's "Good Morning America" about Facebook's new feature promoting organ donation.

Damaged kidney removed from one recipient, thrives in anotherupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 17:00:00

Within just a few days, Ray Fearing went from the height of ecstasy -- he had just gotten a much-needed kidney transplant -- to the depths of depression, after finding out his transplant would need to be removed.

Kidney transplanted twiceupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 17:00:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a medical first- a kidney transplanted twice.

Organ donor's surgery death sparks questionsupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 10:03:00

Before dawn on her 57th birthday, Lorraine Hawks and her husband, Paul, piled into their brother-in-law Tim Wilson's Lexus in Pelham, New Hampshire, with Lorraine and her sister Susie in the back seat and the men up front. As the two couples drove to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, Lorraine and Paul teased Tim mercilessly.

Who should get transplants?updated: Tue Apr 03 2012 11:42:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at Dick Cheney's heart transplant and speaks to a doctor and another patient who's waiting for one.

Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplantupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 11:42:00

Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.

Dick Cheney receives a new heartupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 11:42:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on former Vice President Dick Cheney's heart transplant after 20 months on the waiting list.

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgeryupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 21:50:00

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday evening after undergoing heart transplant surgery, his office said.

Barcelona star Abidal needs new liverupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 06:51:00

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is to undergo surgery to replace his liver, according to a statement released on the Spanish club's website on Thursday.

Scientists offer a glimpse of life without immune-suppressing drugsupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 15:01:00

By the time Lindsay Porter had her kidneys removed two years ago, they were bulging -- covered in cysts -- and together weighed 16 pounds.

Teen transplant patient allegedly abducted by father found in Wisconsin hospitalupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 08:38:00

Authorities late Sunday located a 14-year-old kidney transplant patient who was taken by her father from a St. Louis hospital, where she was undergoing medical treatment, a police spokeswoman said.

Teen transplant patient taken by dadupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 08:38:00

Surveillance footage shows a patient's father removing her IV, walking her out of the hospital and driving off.

Mom claims in viral blog that disabled child denied transplantupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:42:00

Can a patient be rejected for a kidney transplant based on a developmental disability? A New Jersey mother alleges in her blog that this happened to her 3-year-old daughter, and it has sparked an Internet uproar.

Hospital denies child kidney transplantupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:42:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on the controversy surrounding a hospital denying a young girl a kidney transplant.

Terminally ill shoplifter released from jail to receive end-stage careupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 17:05:00

A terminally ill convicted shoplifter was released from jail this week for a second time -- this time to live out her last days in hospice, according to a Nassau County Court spokesman.

'Young Wonders' show empathy beyond their yearsupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 16:09:00

Millions of young people want to change the world. These three actually did it, and at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," they were honored for their efforts.

Young Wonders: Rachel Beckwithupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 16:09:00

Rachel Beckwith's ninth birthday wish was to raise $300 for charity. After her death, people donated $1.25 million.

Organ donors give the gift of lifeupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 11:02:00

Photojournalist John Torigoe explains that one familiy's loss is a gift of life to another.

Two families bond after child's death saves anotherupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 11:02:00

A tender smile frames the face of Eva Perez as she remembers the life of her 6-year old son.

Kidney transplant inspired Lopezupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 13:18:00

George Lopez is helping to create positive change for underprivileged children, adults and military families.

George Lopez offers help and hopeupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 13:18:00

George Lopez explains how his foundation creates positive change for children and families in need.

CNNMoney: Rajaratnam's kidney transplant could cost taxpayers $300,000updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 17:12:00

Taxpayers could be bankrolling a kidney transplant for wealthy white-collar convict Raj Rajaratnam, who was recently sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for insider trading.

A closer look at Steve Jobs' healthupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 23:37:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses Steve Jobs' ongoing health issues.

Piecing together details of Jobs' health historyupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 23:37:00

Steve Jobs has been notoriously private about his health, but as he steps down as CEO of the company he helped invent and re-invent, speculation abounds that he has gotten very sick.

Taiwan investigates organ transplants from HIV-positive donorupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 06:10:00

Taiwan's health department is investigating how the organs of an HIV-positive donor were cleared for transplant for five recipients at two hospitals.

Freed for heart transplant, convict loses 2nd chance after petty theftupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 14:01:00

A convicted shoplifter caught stealing while released from prison for a life-saving heart transplant has been ordered back to jail, destroying her eligibility for the treatment.

People.com: Face Transplant Recipient Makes First Appearanceupdated: Tue May 10 2011 11:09:00

"It feels natural," says Dallas Wiens, who has a new nose, lips and skin

Full-face transplant recipient speaksupdated: Tue May 10 2011 09:12:00

America's first full-face transplant recipient says he didn't think getting a new face was medically possible.

Transplant recipient to horse trainerupdated: Sat May 07 2011 16:00:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on Kathy Ritvo, who overcame a heart transplant to train a Kentucky Derby horse.

5-way kidney swap offers hope for unmatched donorsupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 18:23:00

Five who desperately needed new kidneys got them Friday in an unusual five-way kidney transplant swap at a San Francisco hospital made possible by a computer program.

Transplant that got sisters freed from jail postponedupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 20:57:00

A proposed kidney transplant that got two sisters released from jail has been put on hold.

CNNMoney: Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absenceupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 13:27:00

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take another medical leave of absence beginning on Monday, two years after a six-month sabbatical during which he received a liver transplant.

Jailed Mississippi sisters freed for kidney donationupdated: Sat Jan 08 2011 09:48:00

After 16 years behind bars in Mississippi, two sisters were released Friday on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other.

Scott sisters celebrate freedomupdated: Sat Jan 08 2011 09:48:00

Jamie and Gladys Scott reflect on their imprisonment and say they hold no grudge against those who put them behind bars.

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Arizona cuts in transplant coverage spark outrageupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 14:27:00

Two people have already died in Arizona and another 96 are waiting for a life-saving transplant they may no longer be able to afford after the state slashed money reserved for the procedures.

Arizona Democrat says transplant cuts create 'death panels'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 20:38:00

The recent death of a patient denied a liver transplant because of Arizona budget cuts has prompted a Democrat legislative leader to charge that the state is now home to "death panels," he told CNN Thursday.

Kidney donation a condition of sisters' release in Mississippiupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 18:57:00

Two Mississippi sisters who have spent 16 years in prison over an $11 armed robbery will be released with an unusual stipulation: One must donate a kidney to the other.

Kosovo's organ trafficking scandalupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 16:32:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on allegations the Kosovo Liberation Army trafficked prisoners' organs.

People.com: Tracy Morgan Recovering After Kidney Transplantupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:07:00

The actor will reportedly miss at least two episodes of 30 Rock that are airing in March

When liver donations go wrongupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:12:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at two liver donation procedures that took a very wrong turn.

When liver donations go wrongupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:12:00

When Ryan Arnold died after donating a piece of his liver to his brother, Chad, his friends and family mourned the loss of a hero who risked his life to save his brother.

New York testing 2-team approach to boost organ donationupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 20:16:00

Some 911 calls that involve cardiac arrest or stroke could bring a second emergency crew to the scene as part of a pilot program in New York intended to more quickly recover organs from potential donors, the mayor said Wednesday.

Fighting for lifeupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 18:33:00

A three-year-old with a death sentence hopes for help beyond laws and politics. Paula Hancocks reports.

Palestinian girl fights life-threatening conditionupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 18:33:00

The second Aya abu Mouwais opens her eyes she starts crying. The 3-year-old is in pain every waking moment and has been for two years.

Plane carrying donor organ crashes; 2 hurtupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 13:26:00

Two men were recovering Saturday after their plane carrying a donor organ crashed in central England, police said.

Your baby can save a lifeupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 17:09:00

When Leidy Sanchez and her husband, Carlos Reyes, went to the hospital last week to deliver their baby, a nurse got her a gown, hooked her up to a fetal monitor and asked an unexpected question: Would they like to donate cells from their baby's umbilical cord blood to a public bank?

Ten uses for your body after you dieupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:21:00

Like many Americans, you probably think you're pretty charitable. Perhaps you donate money to the needy or ill, give away your old clothes, volunteer at your child's school or participate in holiday gift drives in December.

People.com: 30 Rock's Grizz Chapman on Kidney Transplant: 'I Didn't Want to Die'updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:12:00

"I wanted to see my 11-year-old son grow up," says the 7-ft.-tall TV star

Live organ donation: Lifesaving but riskyupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 11:41:00

Chad Arnold clearly remembers the day he received the call from his older brother, Ryan, telling him they were a perfect match for a liver transplant.

ALS patient: 'Wish to do good thing'updated: Mon Aug 02 2010 05:21:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks with a terminally-ill patient who wants to donate his organs while they are still healthy.

Man with Lou Gehrig's makes extraordinary offer of his organsupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 05:21:00

A Georgia man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease says he wants to die by having his organs harvested rather than wait for his degenerative nerve ailment to kill him.

Face transplant recipient makes first public appearanceupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 15:51:00

The world's first full face transplant recipient appeared in public for the first time Monday. The patient, identified only as Oscar, appeared at a press conference at University Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain.

Southern rocker Gregg Allman gets liver transplantupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 14:56:00

Rock and blues icon Gregg Allman has a new liver to replace the organ destroyed by hepatitis, a statement from his publicist said Wednesday.

Soprano sings after double lung transplantupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 13:42:00

Eight months after enduring a double-lung transplant and open heart surgery, opera soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick returned to Cleveland Clinic to serenade her doctors.

Soprano serenades doctors after lung transplantupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 13:42:00

When Charity Tillemann-Dick was 4, her parents took her to her first opera.

Make everyone an organ donor?updated: Mon May 10 2010 08:51:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to a New York lawmaker who wants to make everyone in his state an organ donor.

California, New York mull changes to organ donor lawsupdated: Mon May 10 2010 08:51:00

A California bill may soon create a living donor registry -- the first for any state.

Death at 25: Blogging the end of a lifeupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 15:37:00

The former beauty queen stared into the camera, but this was no pageant or performance. She looked frail and thin, and her hair was rumpled. But Eva Markvoort smiled weakly.

Pediatric heart transplant survivor: 'I thank God every day'updated: Mon Jan 18 2010 14:10:00

Every morning, Christy Farley rises from bed and feels relieved.

Ex-chief of transplant program indicted in cover-up of patient switchupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 02:09:00

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted the former director of the liver transplant program at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, for allegedly lying about a liver accepted for one patient but transplanted instead into another patient who was lower on the waiting list.

Why transplants use 'imperfect' organsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 10:27:00

A widespread shortage of organs for transplantation means surgeons are forced to use "less than ideal" organs -- a practice that can have deadly consequences.

The gift of life or death?updated: Mon Dec 28 2009 10:27:00

A shortage in organ donations forces doctors to accept the use of organs from marginal donors.

People.com: 30 Rock Actor Needs a Kidney Transplantupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 09:08:00

Grizz Chapman, who plays a security guard on the hit show, is battling severe hypertension with support from Dr. Oz and friends

'30 Rock' actor in need of kidney transplantupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 00:54:00

Beloved "30 Rock" cast member Grizzwald "Grizz" Chapman is undergoing dialysis treatment while on the wait-list for a kidney transplant.

26-patient kidney exchangeupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 14:54:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new donor networking program that is helping people who urgently need kidneys.

Massive transplant effort pairs 13 kidneys to 13 patientsupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 14:54:00

Renee Patterson's most precious present this Christmas won't be under her tree, and it didn't come from a store. This holiday, she said, she got her life back.

How organs are selected for transplantupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 08:46:00

News that a British soldier died after he received the cancerous lungs of a heavy smoker has sparked intense debate as to whether organs from people with unhealthy lifestyles should be used in transplants.

Soldier dies after receiving smoker's lungs in transplantupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 06:33:00

A leading UK hospital has defended its practice of using organs donated by smokers after the death of a soldier who received the cancerous lungs of a heavy smoker.

Steve Jobs thanks donorupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 20:48:00

Apple CEO Steve Jobs makes his first appearance at an Apple event since receiving a liver transplant.

Steve Jobs returns, introduces new iPodsupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 20:48:00

The rumored Beatles songs were a no-show, but Steve Jobs -- Apple's own rock star -- is back.

People.com: Natalie Cole Returns to the Stage in Hollywoodupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 16:15:00

"It's a miracle night for me," says the singer, who recently had a kidney transplant

Body parts for saleupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 16:18:00

CNN's Drew Griffin investigates allegations of global trafficking of kidneys centered on Israel and the U.S.

Donor says he got thousands for his kidneyupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 16:18:00

Four years ago, a young, cash-starved Israeli answered an ad in a newspaper for a kidney donor.

Black market for human organsupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 18:47:00

In a CNN investigation, a kidney broker explains the black market for human organs.

$100,000 buys patient new kidney but not good healthupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 18:47:00

In a dank Tel Aviv hospital room, you can see at a glance just how desperate some Israelis are for a new kidney.

Besides kissing and tasting, tongue can drive and help seeupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 13:45:00

It's not just for French kissing or for showing your dissatisfaction.

China hopes organ donor system stops traffickingupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 23:16:00

China has launched an organ donation system that it hopes will eliminate illegal organ trading and encourage people to become donors, according to reports in China's state-run media.

From heart patient to Ironmanupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 07:21:00

Dwight Kroening became the first heart transplant recipient to finish an Ironman triathlon at last year's Ironman Canada.

Blood procedure allows kidney transplants, can help minoritiesupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:06:00

Surgeons at two Washington hospitals have performed seven kidney transplants involving 14 recipients and donors who did not match, using a process that virtually eliminates the chances of organ rejection.

14-way transplantupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 16:06:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains a groundbreaking kidney transplant involving 14 people.

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