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April 5, 2017

More than half the states in the country have legalized medical marijuana, but some hospitals still bar users from life-saving organ transplants. The policy nearly cost Riley Hancey his life

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World-first transplant to treat macular degeneration could augur rise of iPS cell banks

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Julian Savulescu writes, “Scientists in the United States are creating so-called “human-pig chimeras” which will be capable of growing the much-needed organs. These chimeras are animals that combine human and pig characteristics. They are like mules that will provide organs that can be transplanted into humans.”

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He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. Our Jeffrey Kahn comments. Listen Now:

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Susan Fredriksen: “It took me about two months to fully recuperate, but it was worth it. When I decided to donate my kidney, it wasn’t much of a decision-making process, but more like a tap on the shoulder.”

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Panel that awards medicine prize to dismiss Anders Hamsten and Harriet Wallberg for roles in scandal engulfing disgraced transplant surgeon

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Becoming a living kidney donor can be a heroic act, but it has its downsides: increased risks of health complications and occasionally, diseases that may create the need for the donor to have a kidney transplant later in life

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Organizers have defended the choice of Hong Kong as the site for a global conference on transplants, saying it did not signify international acceptance of China’s transplant system, which long relied on organs from executed prisoners

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