Feeling grateful and able, I donated a kidney to a stranger. The only problem: I made the decision on my own

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At any given time, there are about 13,000 people waiting for a liver transplant in the United States. Whether the cause is a virus, alcoholism or a bit of genetic bad luck, they’re all suffering while sick and scarred livers struggle to clean their blood

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Gene-editing technology has accelerated progress on animal organ transplant to the point where scientists will soon begin the first human trials

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What happens if you need a kidney transplant and don’t know a biological match? A Nobel prize-winning economist has a solution: transplant chains. Donors agree to give to a stranger in exchange for a kidney for their loved one, but it has to start with someone willing to give without getting anything in return

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Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down

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When a Michigan woman was told to raise $10,000 for a heart transplant, outrage spread on social media. But experts say “wallet biopsies” are common

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Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off

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What’s stopping other countries catching up? More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best?

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