Latest Organ transplants News

Muhlenberg teen needs kidney transplant

Jan. 12, 2020 12:58 PM EST

POWDERLY, Ky. (AP) — When you meet Cadence Stone, she looks and acts like any active, healthy teen. The 13-year-old is tall for her age -- more than an inch taller than her mom. Cadence is a straight-A student who likes math, animals and riding her Tennessee Walker named Sophia. At her tender age, Cadence...

In this undated photograph provided by Penn Medicine, Jennifer and Drew Gobrecht look at their baby, Benjamin, at home in Ridley Park, Pa. Jennifer gave birth in November 2019 following a uterine transplant. (Penn Medicine via AP)

Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby

Jan. 9, 2020 5:10 PM EST

A woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said Thursday that the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle.” Jennifer Gobrecht and her husband, Drew Gobrecht, appeared Thursday at a news conference in Philadelphia. Their child, Benjamin, was the first baby born as part...

Transplant team saves lives by taking hearts others won’t

Dec. 31, 2019 6:10 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — When someone is near death and needs a new heart, there may not be a donor available whose heart is strong and healthy. That doesn’t stop the transplant team at Yale New Haven Hospital from giving that patient a chance at a longer life. If a patient desperately needs a new...

Transplant recipients gather to encourage organ donation

Dec. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EST

A Chicago hospital on Wednesday brought together four heart-lung-kidney transplant survivors in an effort to encourage people to register as organ and tissue donors. At a news conference held by University of Chicago Medicine, the four who received the rare triple-organ transplants at the hospital since December...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event on kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. The U.S. government proposed new rules Tuesday, Dec. 17, to increase organ transplants. The proposals come after Trump in July ordered a revamping of the nation's care for kidney disease that included spurring more transplants of kidneys and other organs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

US proposes new rules to increase organ transplants

Dec. 17, 2019 11:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is overhauling parts of the nation's transplant system to make sure organs from the dead no longer go to waste — and to make it easier for the living to donate. The rules proposed Tuesday aim to ease an organ shortage so severe that more than 113,000 Americans...

Woman who told fibs about medical problems gets 15 years

Dec. 10, 2019 9:06 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo woman has been given a 15-year sentence for scamming a couple out of thousands of dollars by saying she had a kidney transplant, tumors and other medical problems. Black Hawk County court records say 47-year-old Shawn Adams was sentenced Friday. She was convicted Nov. 15 of...

Mother, son survive tough kidney transplant surgery

Dec. 8, 2019 10:17 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Noah Broadway has three kidneys. The Memphis teenager has the two kidneys he was born with, which don't work well. He also has a third one, healthy, that was transplanted into his body in an operation that could have killed him. The operation could have killed his mother, too, because...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces the firing Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 of Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Dec. 2, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the...

State troopers rush heart to hospital for transplant

Nov. 28, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A heart transplant recipient is recovering nicely thanks to his doctors and nurses. And two Illinois State Police troopers. In a Thursday news release, the state police say Troopers David Cibrian and Raymond Snisko were on duty Tuesday morning when they answered a motorist assist call on the...

Hospital: Kidney went to wrong transplant patient

Nov. 27, 2019 5:27 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list. Virtua Health says the Nov. 18 operation on a 51-year-old patient at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. was...