Organ transplants

overdoses

Study shows 1 in 8 organ transplants in the U.S. come from donors who died of overdoses

Thats a 24-fold increase since 2000.
Carter Sherman
4.16.18
Organ Donation

This Woman Lost 40 Pounds to Donate Her Kidney to Her Coworker

Rebekah Ceidro is saving her friend's life, and her own.
Amber Brenza
5.22.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Meet the scientists who created the first human-pig hybrid

Nellie Bowles
2.21.17
Transplants

Reprogramming Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

This could mean safer life-saving organ transplants.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.5.17
Science

This Pig Lung Is Pulsating with Human Blood

Scientists say pigs are the ideal mammal to transplant organs to humans.
Madison Margolin
7.19.16
Health

A Shortage of Legitimate Donors Is Fuelling the Black Market Organ Trade

As Wales becomes the latest country to make organ donation opt-out, the illegal organ trade continues around the world.
Rich Wordsworth
11.27.15
Science

A New Supermaterial Lets This Artificial Heart Pump Like the Real Thing

Researchers want it to be used as a prosthetic heart in the future.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
Health

California Has Finally Stopped Denying Organ Transplants to Medical Marijuana Users

California is just the seventh state to pass a law that protects medical marijuana patients from being removed from organ transplant lists.
Gillian Mohney
7.11.15
The Magic Hour Issue

Infographic: The Economics of Organ Transplants

A look at the legal and illegal worldwide trade in livers, hearts, lungs, and pancreases.
Haisam Hussein
4.9.15
The Building Blocks of Everything

Print Your Heart Out

3D-printed organs are looking more realistic than ever, but there's still a lot of work to do.
Matt Davenport
3.13.15
Science

The Myth of Holiday Heart Transplants

Despite what your doctor may think, Christmas is not the best time to ask for an organ.
JoAnna Klein
12.24.14
Transplants

How Scientists Grew a New Organ Inside a Mouse's Body

The future of regenerative medicine now includes organs that can self-assemble inside of you.
Becky Ferreira
8.26.14
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