'Increased risk' donor organs a tough sell to transplant patients
Oct 05, 2017
Increasingly, transplant surgeons must initiate a tough conversation: explaining to patients what it means to accept an organ from a person who died from a drug overdose.
Donors flock to blood banks in Vegas after shooting
Oct 04, 2017
As more than 500 wounded flooded the hospitals of Las Vegas after the worst mass shooting in modern US history, electronic billboard ads urged people to give blood.
What's next for nuclear medicine training?
Oct 04, 2017
RESTON, Va. The "Hot Topic" article in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), titled Nuclear Medicine Training: What Now?, examines the role of nuclear medicine in the era of precision medicine and the ...
ALS patient behind ice bucket challenge: I will bounce back
Oct 03, 2017
Pete Frates was mistakenly written off as dead this summer. Turns out, the man who helped spark the ice bucket challenge that raised millions of dollars for research on Lou Gehrig's disease hasn't gone anywhere yet.
Nation's public cord blood banks provide benefits, despite drop in use, study finds
Sep 29, 2017
The nation's public umbilical cord blood banks provide benefits that far outweigh their costs and should continue to receive federal support, even though use of cord blood stem cells from the banks has been declining, according ...
A fresh set of eyes: Rotating plant inspectors reduces risk of medical device recalls
Sep 26, 2017
More frequent rotation of plant inspectors at medical device manufacturing facilities could benefit consumers and lead to fewer product recalls. That's the finding of a seven-year review of Food and Drug Administration inspections ...
Brazilian with German Olympian's heart runs race of her life
Sep 25, 2017
Brazilian Ivonette Balthazar felt jittery ahead of a Rio de Janeiro road race Sunday, but her heart—transplanted from a German Olympian a year ago—spurred her on.
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 after new Canadian donation policy
Sep 25, 2017
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57% since 2006 when the province introduced a Canadian policy that allows donation of organs after circulatory functions cease, called circulatory determination of death (DCD), according ...
A new way to regulate surrogacy to give more certainty to all involved
Sep 21, 2017
Starting a family through surrogacy is fraught with stresses and uncertainties.
How first 'vouchers' in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
Sep 20, 2017
In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then 4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic ...