Latest Kidney transplants News

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...

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...

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...