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A five-week-old baby is a lifesaver after becoming Britain's youngest ever organ donor. The infant's tiny kidneys were donated to 22-year-old Samira Kauser and transplanted during a seven-hour operation at St James's University Hospital in Leeds. The
Even before the cadaver transplant programme of Tamil Nadu completed its fifth year, the number of donors this year has crossed the 100 mark. From October 1, 2012 till date, there have been 101 donors a record for the State. The programme was
Though her parents went from pillar to post, they could not find a donor for her in Delhi and she died last month...Hundreds of people in need of organ transplants cannot be saved every year because of lack of donors...India is still very "dismal"
In 1998, India had 1 per cent of the world's road vehicles and 6 per cent of the world's road accidents...The total number of road accidents are approximately 90,000 per year...Other causes of brain death such as sub-arachnoids' haemorrhage and brain
Indian recipients prefer to get an organ transplant or blood transfusion from a donor whose personality or behaviour matches theirs, a new study has found. Some people in India and the US, who undergo transplants, believe that their personality or
Chinese scholars have called for a number of ways, including legislation and heterotransplant, to meet the growing demand of organ transplants in the country. The widening gap between the growing number of recipients and the number of donors has
A new device from OrganOx of Oxford, UK that was designed and developed by Team Consulting of Cambridge, UK has now been used at King's College Hospital to successfully maintain donor livers for up to 10 hours through temperature controlled
The children who received new kidneys were aged four to 14 years old and were from all over Ireland, including Dublin, Cork, Sligo, Donegal and Wexford...The Temple Street unit is encouraging people to mark the start of the New Year by carrying a
Both donor and potential recipient go through health screenings; doctors want healthy donors to reduce the risk, and require transplant candidates to be cancer-free for two to five years, and also have cardiac issues treated. Melcher likened the
In most cases treatment involves cardiopulmonary resuscitation. How effective are hospitals at dealing with these emergencies? Based on our experience watching a cardiac arrest on TV, we might assume hospitals are nearly always successful at CPR.