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Add kidneys to list of things that can be recycled

Recycled Kidney

It turns out you can recycle just about anything these days - even kidneys and other organs donated for transplants. Recently in Chicago, in what is believed to be the first documented case of its kind in the U.S., a transplanted kidney that was failing was removed from a patient while he was still alive and given to somebody else.


N.Y. man pleads guilty to selling kidneys

A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to what experts said was the first ever proven case of black-market organ trafficking in the United States. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum admitted in federal court in Trenton that he had brokered three illegal kidney transplants from people in Israel for U.S.-based customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more. He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to broker an illegal kidney sale.


5 patients get HIV-infected organs in Taiwan error

One of Taiwan's best regarded hospitals said HIV-infected organs were mistakenly transplanted into five patients after a hospital staffer misheard the donor's test results by telephone....


'Amazing' normalcy for those with face transplants

They savor pizza and burgers, no longer frighten children, and many of them can walk the streets without people knowing they have someone else's cheeks, nose, lips and skin. People who have had face transplants increasingly are going public, helping to transform an operation that six years ago was daredevil theory into one that is widely accepted....


Full face transplant patient makes 1st appearance

Full face transplant patient makes 1st appearance

The nation's first full face transplant recipient said the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was "Daddy, you're so handsome."...


'30 Rock' star Morgan undergoes kidney transplant

'30 Rock' star Morgan undergoes kidney transplant

"30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant. A statement released Monday by Morgan's publicist says Morgan is doing well and taking "much-needed time" to recover from the surgery earlier this month.


Report Says Kosovo Prime Minister Led Organ Trafficking Network

Report Says Kosovo Prime Minister Led Organ Trafficking Network

A two-year international inquiry has concluded that the prime minister of Kosovo led a clan of criminal entrepreneurs who presided over an organ-trafficking network that extracted kidneys from Serbian prisoners executed during the Kosovo conflict in 1999.


Doctors testing warm, beating hearts in transplant

Doctors testing warm, beating hearts in transplant

Andrea Ybarra's donated heart was beating rhythmically by the time she awoke from the grogginess of her surgery. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. In fact, it was warm and pumping even before doctors transplanted it.


1 ambulance for you, 1 for your organs

Some 911 calls that involve cardiac arrest could draw a second ambulance as part of a new pilot program in New York City intended to more quickly recover organs from potential donors, the mayor said Wednesday.


Many outraged as accused killer gets new liver

Johnny Concepcion, a New York man accused of stabbing his wife to death earlier this month, just received a liver transplant. Many are wondering how a confessed killer could jump to the top of a long list of those needing a transplant.

Senh: That's a good question. He's accused of murder and has confessed to it. Why not give it to someone else more deserving.


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