Aug 26, 2013 — Sarah Murnaghan, now 11, had only weeks to live earlier this summer when a judge ordered that she be moved up a transplant waiting list. Her case sparked a review of national organ transplant policy. Now, she's recovered enough to soon be able to go home.
Jun 24, 2013 — Donation after cardiac death involves removing organs minutes after life-support has been stopped for patients who still have at least some brain activity. Is that enough time to make sure a person won't recover?
Jul 23, 2012 — For many people of African descent, a lack of registry information and genetic diversity make bone marrow matches tough to find. Lawyer and Winter Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi made his battle with leukemia a quest for more donors and better registries in African countries.
Dec 29, 2011 — Surgeons make full-face transplants a reality for people with severely disfigured faces. Three such operations were performed successfully in Boston this year, a turning point in the field.
Aug 11, 2011 — Charla Nash's face was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. Before the transplant, she wore a veil to conceal her grotesquely misshapen visage. Her transplanted face is smooth and normally proportioned, with little or no sign it came from another person, whose family consented to the donation after death.
Jun 10, 2011 — Charla Nash, the woman whose face and hands were mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009, received a new face from surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also received transplanted hands, but they had to be removed after a blood infection.