Blacks Less Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant Early On, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Black people and those without private health insurance are less likely than others to receive a kidney transplant before their condition deteriorates... <read full story>

Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely To Die On Wait List Than Candidates Without Carcinomas

New research shows increasing disparity in mortality among candidates with and without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are on the waiting list for liver transplantation. <read full story here>

Man gets new face with transplant

A 37-year-old Virginia man injured in a 1997 gun accident has been given a new face, teeth, tongue and jaw in what University of Maryland physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed.

 

University of Maryland Medical Center officials announced Tuesday that Richard Lee Norris of Hillsville is recovering well after last week's surgery... <read full story here>

ESPN Topics on Organ Donation

According to Donate Life, more than 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. There's no shortage of organs; only a shortage of willing donors.

 

Starting today, there's a new initiative aimed at altering that equation-- <read full story here>

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