Researchers Have Discovered a New Shape, and It’s Inside Your Skin

The “scutoid” is a newly uncovered geometrical creation, and the secret to why our organs are shaped the way they are.


This Simple Law Makes Spain the Leader in Organ Donation

Spain implemented a game-changer to its organ donation system—why aren't all countries doing this?


This Is How You ‘Grow’ an Ear on Someone’s Arm

A soldier lost her left ear in a car crash so doctors grew her a new one on her arm.


This Is How a Wounded Veteran Got a Penis Transplant

The man lost his genitals and both legs above the knee when a bomb exploded in Afghanistan.


The Racial Gap in Kidney Transplants Is Getting Even Bigger

Black and Hispanic people are getting fewer kidney transplants from live donors than they did 20 years ago.


We’re One Step Closer to Transplanting Pig Organs Into People

Researchers just announced that they eliminated pig viruses using gene-editing technology.


How Trumpcare Could Screw Over Organ Donors and Recipients

Insurance costs are likely to skyrocket while coverage plummets.


How to Persuade Someone to Become an Organ Donor

A short video more than quintupled signups for one organization.


You Have Zero Excuses to Not Be an Organ Donor

It takes one minute, it's not scary, and the need is greater than ever.


What it's Like to Be 18 and on Your Third Heart

A few months before her 13th birthday, a doctor told Carlee Baladez that she would need a second transplant.


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

Rebekah Ceidro is saving her friend's life, and her own.


This is What It's Like to Wait For an Organ Donation

We talked to eight people on the ever-growing list.