organweek2017

7.17.17

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.

7.5.17

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.

5.22.17

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

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

4.19.17

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

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

3.29.17

Why Black People Don't Want to Donate Their Organs

It's hard to make a case for the altruism in organ donation when our medical system has historically not been altruistic to us.

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3.28.17

In the Future We’ll Grow Body Parts From Plants

Mad scientists recently got human heart cells to beat on spinach leaves.

3.14.17
3.2.17

How Safe Is It to Get an Organ From an Overdose Victim?

Given the urgency of needing an organ, "safe" is a relative term.

3.1.17

More Than Half of Donated Hearts and Lungs Get Thrown Out

But scientists may have discovered a workaround.

2.7.17

Vatican Officials Will Declare Organ Trafficking a Crime Against Humanity

And China is in hot water for accusations that it’s still using organs from executed prisoners.

1.25.17

Four Ways We Can Shorten the Organ Donor Waitlist

More than 20 people die every day waiting for a transplant.

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