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# Transplant

Last year
2022
# Medical first
US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient
The surgery last Friday took seven hours at the Baltimore hospital.
All time
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors
The recipient is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation.
# Gift of Life
'It gave me back my life': Transplant patient urges people to talk to their families about organ donation wishes
Transplants through deceased donors are down 25% on last year.
# everyday hero
'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child''
After losing three siblings to an incurable lung disease, David Crosby was diagnosed himself when he turned 40. The inspirational double-lung transplant recipient and marathon runner shares his remarkable story.
# Budd Chiari Syndrome
'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK
Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.
# remission
London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus
The patient has not been identified.
# Cystic Fibrosis
'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'
Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.
# Breakthrough
First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor
The baby girl was born in December 2017, The Lancet said.
# Soldier
World's first total penis and scrotum transplant takes place in US
Doctors hope the man will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.
# Organ Donation
Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure
The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.
# Transplant
Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'
Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.
# medical history
Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'
“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”
# Gift of Life
'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'
Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.
# Organ Donation
'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'
Shauna Morrissey has cystic fibrosis and is campaigning for an opt-out organ donation system.
# Organ Donation
'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'
Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.
# Organ Donation
'A profound act of kindness': Doctor donates kidney to colleague
Dr Noel Howard said it was “an easy decision” to make.
# Scientists
'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough
The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.
Voices
A living kidney donor writes: 'We need to encourage more donors – living or deceased'
Living donor kidney transplants are growing in number here. Donors can be family members, friends or even altruistic donors, writes Enda Fanning.
# Transplant
Dozens of Indians call hospital to donate kidneys to foreign minister
Sushma Swaraj is being treated for kidney failure.
Voices
'I only had six hours to live if I didn’t start pulling through'
Since 1992, Stephen has had three separate kidney transplants – one of which was a live donation from his sister.
# most extreme
'It isn’t like Face/Off': The surgeon who performed this extreme face transplant explains how he did it
The surgery involved more than 100 people. The doctor’s team practiced for more than a year.
# saviour
Roscommon man who died tragically preparing for his mother's funeral saved two lives with his organs
Mourners were told at Pa Bowens’ funeral that the lives of a man and woman had been saved by Pa’s donated kidneys.
# Health Service
'I’m afraid that by the time they sort this out, I'll be too weak for a transplant'
Health minister Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure patients waiting on a pancreas transplant.
Voices
'Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life'
I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.
# noggin
This man has just had the world's first skull transplant
For good measure, Jim Boysen also got a new kidney and pancreas.
# mad world
This woman just met the man who took her brother's face
Joshua Aversano’s entire face was donated to Richard Lee Norris for transplant after Aversano died in a car accident.
# Mater Hospital
"If I hadn’t been given that heart my daughters would have never been born"
The Mater Hospital is today celebrating 10 years of lung transplants and thirty years of heart transplants.
# organ harvest
Gangster in Spain arrested for trying to buy immigrant's kidney
The arrests were made in Spain following an international policing operation.
# organ donor week
'Me and my wife took part in a kidney swap arrangement and I would do it again'
Husband and wife Karen and Patrick Bradley travelled to Coventry
# Donor Card
'Everyday I pray for that special person who saved my life'
Annetha Kieran Loughran received dialysis treatment for six years.
# Transplant
Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs part of his liver
Jobs, according to a new book, reacted angrily to the offer to help extend his life when he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you donate your bone marrow to someone you don't know?
Bone Marrow transplants can be an option for patients suffering from leukaemia and other fatal blood disorders.
# how to save a life
Over 100 people in one day offered to give this Irish army officer their bone marrow
Paul Giblin has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since April 2012.
# Cystic Fibrosis
'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'
Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.
# World First
Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia
So far three people have received hearts in this way.
# Blindness
'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients
No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.
# Medical Marvel
Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy
The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.
# breaking ground
Research conducted by Irish scientists could mean the end of organ donors
New technology uses sound waves to target specific cells.
# Megan Carter
"Like she had come to life...": Coolock girl undergoes breakthrough kidney treatment in London
It’s the first time the procedure has been carried out in the UK on a child…
# vagenesis
Vaginas 'grown' in 7 days successfully transplanted in four women
All the women who had the procedure are sexually active, report no pain, and are satisfied with their arousal and orgasms.