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In the News (Thu 13 Jun 19)

  Organ Transplant Policy
Organ transplant surgery has given life where death was once a certainty for tens of thousands of chronically ill Americans.
In 1991, the HHS Inspector General found that the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation network was inequitable, particularly with respect to race and geography, and that it did not meet the intent of the 1984 Act.
Organ Procurement Organizations that have worked hard to obtain transplantable organs are concerned that organs will flow from their state, leaving a shortage.
www.hhs.gov /asl/testify/t980910a.html   (3441 words)

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An organ transplant is the transplantation of an organ (or part of one) from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor.
Blood transfusion and bone marrow transplants are special cases of a transplant where the transplanted part of the body is renewable; in other cases, the organ donor either has another of the same organ (such as lungs or kidneys), or has been declared brain dead.
The kidney was the easiest organ to transplant, tissue-typing was simple, the organ was relatively easy to remove and implant, live donors could be used without difficulty, and in the event of failure kidney dialysis was available from the 1940s.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/o/or/organ_transplant.html   (786 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Organ transplant
An organ transplant is the transplantation of a whole or partial organ from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor.
Blood transfusion and bone marrow transplants are special cases of a transplant where the transplanted part of the body is renewable; in other cases, the living organ donor either has another of the same organ (such as kidneys) or can donate part of an organ (such as split-liver, segmental pancreas and small intestine transplants).
That term is also used for a special form of liver transplant, in which the recipient suffers from familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy in which the liver (slowly) produces a protein that damages other organs; their liver can be transplanted into an older patient who is likely to die from other causes before a problem ariseshttp://www.mayoclinic.org/news2003-sct/1622.html.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Organ_transplant   (1417 words)

 The Gift of a Lifetime: The Transplant Waiting List
Policies that dictate organ allocation are created and revised through a consensus-building process that involves UNOS committees and a board of directors, all composed of transplant physicians, government officials, specialists in immunology and experts in organ donation, as well as donor families, transplant recipients and members of the general public.
Thus, contrary to the image of organs always crisscrossing the country, 80 percent of all organs are donated and used in the same geographic area.
The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 also created the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, which is now maintained at the University of Michigan, also under contract to the Division of Transplantation.
www.organtransplants.org /understanding/unos   (858 words)

 Transplant Central - Organ Transplant Survivors Support Network
Transplant Central is dedicated to the sharing of information by patients, families, spouses, doctors and surgeons who have been through the organ transplant experience.
A transplant survivors network, we share our experience to help and support others who have gone through an organ transplant or are going through an organ transplant.
Transplant Central is a project of LATV, a tax-exempt, non-profit, 501c3 organization.
www.transplantcentral.org   (232 words)

 Organ transplants - Human Organ Transplants - International Transplant Coordinators - Jim Cohan & Associates
The organs that are donated in these hospitals are obtained from cadavers and live donors through government regulated programs.
Because of the abundance of organs, second and third grafts are not required as is often the case in the U.S. and other countries that follow U.S. policies concerning organ transplants.
We continue to urge people to contact law makers to change the laws legalizing paid organ donation and presumed consent policies so that all people in need are able to obtain healthy transplants and excellent care at low cost.
www.transplantcoordinator.com   (487 words)

 ACS :: Organ Transplants and Skin Cancer
Organ transplants have given new life to increasing numbers of people over the years, but scientists now say they bring a potentially dangerous risk.
Otley said many transplant patients are developing skin cancer and patients need to be educated on the risk after their surgery.
Physicians may work with some individuals before their scheduled transplant surgery, those who are on a waiting list for a transplant, and even individuals who have hereditary disease in their families and are potential candidates for a transplant.
www.cancer.org /docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Organ_Transplants_and_Skin_Cancer.asp   (623 words)

 Pediatric Organ Transplant, Pediatric Liver Transplant, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Transplant – St. Louis ...
Every pediatric transplant candidate and his or her family receive individualized attention to help prepare physically, emotionally and financially for the major issues involved in organ transplantation.
From evaluation for transplant through management of the disease prior to transplant to the transplant surgery and vital follow-up care, the needs of the children and the support needs of their families are the common focus of the team.
Transplant candidate selection and management of the patient's illness during the wait for organs are other important factors that contribute to the success of the St. Louis Children's Hospital program.
www.stlouischildrens.org /tabid/89/itemid/222/Transplant-Services.aspx   (585 words)

 United Network for Organ Sharing: Organ Donation and Transplantation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Due to transplants and donors recovered that are reported later than the actual occurrence, the totals shown may not be representative of final totals.
A transplant is considered to have occurred, and therefore is counted, once anesthesia has been induced for the transplant procedure.
A recovered deceased donor is one from whom at least one vascularized, solid organ (kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, or intestine) was recovered for the purposes of organ transplantation.
www.unos.org   (456 words)

 Organ Transplant Program - Additional support
The Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation is a registered Medical Research Charity whose mission is to advance the science of organ transplantation by supporting research programs through operating grants directly allocated to research projects.
Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for lung transplant recipients, lung surgery candidates, people with related pulmonary concerns and their families, by providing support, love, advocacy, education, information and guidance through a spirit of service, adding years to their lives and life to their years.
TRIO, Transplant Recipients International Organization, is an not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.
www.aurorahealthcare.org /services/transplant/additional-support.asp   (1104 words)

The term "human organ" means the human (including fetal) kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, bone marrow, cornea, eye, bone, and skin or any subpart thereof and any other human organ (or any subpart thereof, including that derived from a fetus) specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services by regulation.
The current system for the donation of human organs from deceased donors is based on a default assumption that individuals prefer not to donate their organs after their death.
ACOT recommendation is to have the allocation of the nondirected, living donor organ under the stewardship of the transplant community in the same manner as deceased donor organs.
www.organdonor.gov /research/acotrecsNov2004.htm   (1475 words)

 Organ Transplant Record Set - Health - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Langnas attributes the increase in transplants in part to an increase in the number of available organs from deceased as well as living donors.
According to the national organ network, organs recovered from deceased donors in the United States hovered around 6,000 a year from 2000 to 2002.
She received the transplant on Jan. 5 and is currently recovering at tne Nebraska Medical Center.
www.redorbit.com /news/health/681852/organ_transplant_record_set/index.html?source=r_health   (691 words)

 Organ Transplant Services - Over 8 years of Experience
In organ transplantation the success rates are measured in survival rates after several years.
Latin America has carried out kidney transplantation for 45 years and with only 8.5% of the world population, performed 12.7% of the kidney transplantations in the world.
All the countries where we perform our procedures have internationally recognized nephrology societies, transplantations societies and national transplant organizations that propel investigation and research to improve transplantation techniques and success rates on everyday basis.
www.organtransplantservices.com   (450 words)

 Organ Transplant-After the Transplant
After an organ transplant, you will need to take antirejection medications, or immunosuppressants, for as long as you have the donor organ.
These medications are used in the hours and days immediately after your organ transplant to prevent your body from rejecting the donor organ.
It is common to have some depression after an organ transplant, although not everyone does.
www.webmd.com /a-to-z-guides/Organ-Transplant-After-the-Transplant   (1214 words)

 OrganTransplants.com | Home | St. Vincent Medical Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
From evaluation through hospitalization, transplantation and discharge, the patient’s transplant nurse coordinator is available to assist in any needs or concerns that may arise.
Before being discharged, the transplant nurse coordinator will meet with the patient and his or her family to provide instructions on how to take care of themselves and their new organ once they leave the hospital.
A transplant specific pharmacist is also available to meet with the patient to discuss immunosuppressive medications.
organtransplants.com /surgery.shtml   (337 words)

 Organ Transplant
Therefore it is up to the patient to decide whether or not if he or she wants to undergo organ transplant.
The Council supports organ transplant as a means of alleviating pain or saving life on the basis of the rules of Shari'ah.
It is now possible to transplant organs from one body into another, which would help the recipient to continue to live.
ireland.iol.ie /~afifi/Articles/organ.htm   (2468 words)

 Organ transplant: Coping with the wait - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As organ transplant waiting lists continue to grow, the wait for an appropriately matched organ can be a long and isolating experience.
Among the members of your organ transplant team is a transplant social worker.
Accepting help from your organ transplant team, friends and loved ones is essential to coping with the wait.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/organ-transplant/HQ01150   (691 words)

 Organ Transplant-Donor Information
Donor organs are in demand-there are currently more than 86,000 people on the national organ transplant waiting list.
Two types of surgery are commonly used to remove an organ or a portion of an organ from a living donor.
Laparoscopic surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon makes a number of small incisions and uses scopes to remove a kidney from a living donor.
www.webmd.com /a-to-z-guides/Organ-Transplant-Donor-Information   (473 words)

 Liver transplant: Treating end-stage liver disease - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A liver transplant from a deceased donor (cadaver) needs to occur within 12 to 24 hours after the liver is removed from the donor for the organ to remain viable.
The transplant center will most likely provide you with a pager or cell phone to notify you when a potential donor organ is available.
Your new liver may fail because of organ rejection, because the underlying causes of liver disease damaged the new organ or because of other factors that couldn't be controlled.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/liver-transplant/DG00037   (1514 words)

 How Was The Organ Transplant Developed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
An organ transplant is the transplantation of a whole or partial organ from one body to another (or from a...
Focuses on this disease that develops in patients with weakened immune systems, diabetes, kidney failure, organ transplants or in chemotherapy.
Organ transplant rejection caused by CD4 T cells could be stopped in the future using a new hybrid antibody developed at National Jewish Medical and...
www.copernicaninversion.com /how-was-the-organ-transplant-developed.html   (251 words)

 Ochsner Clinic Foundation Multi-Organ Transplant Center
We are the only Center of Excellence in the Gulf South region for liver, kidney and heart transplants, designated by the United Resource Networks.
By teaming an expert surgical staff with a comprehensive corps of multi-disciplinary transplant physicians and support specialists, the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center is poised to remain a leader in transplantation well into the new millennium.
We not only deliver excellent medical care to our transplant patients, but we also address the emotional, financial, and practical support issues so often faced by transplant patients and their families.
www.ochsner.org /transplant   (247 words)

 Organ Donation and Transplantation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Organs or tissues from one person (the donor) are put into another person's body (the recipient).
The transplant team does not become involved with you until doctors have determined that all possible efforts to save your life have failed.
Minority women may have to wait longer for matched organs and therefore may be sicker at the time of transplant or die waiting.
www.4woman.gov /faq/organ_donation.htm   (1134 words)

 Heart Transplants | Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The first human heart transplantation was performed in Cape Town, South Africa in December 1967, and was followed quickly by a heart transplant at St. Vincent's hospital in Sydney, Australia.
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, there are currently more than 4,200 people on the waiting list for a heart transplant, and many of these life-saving procedures will be performed at the Multi-Organ Transplant Center.
When making the choice to undergo organ transplantation, the patient should know all of the facts organ transplantation entails.
www.organtransplant.com /Heart/index.shtml   (250 words)

 Organ Donor Myths by MedicineNet.com
Most people would happily accept an organ from another individual if it could save their life or end their own suffering, yet many are reluctant to be donors.
“Organ transplants are preferentially given to rich or famous people, or given preferentially to people of a specific race.” Again, false.
“Organ donation results in disfigurement of the body.” This is false since organ removal is essentially a surgical procedure performed in an operating room.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=57650   (486 words)

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