Latest Organ donation News

Illinois faith groups aim to boost organ, tissue donations

Nov. 13, 2021 09:56 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — About 4,000 Illinois residents are on waiting lists for organ and tissue donations. A new public service announcement in honor of National Donor Sabbath is a reminder that most religious faiths embrace organ donation. The PSA released by...

Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Oct. 20, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but...

East St. Louis girl shot while sleeping declared brain dead

Sep. 08, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet at an East St. Louis public housing complex has been declared brain dead, and her family has decided to donate her organs, the girl’s aunt said Wednesday. Calyia Elizabeth Stringer was asleep in...