Transplants

A Woman Is Cured of H.I.V. Using a Novel Treatment

A bone marrow transplant is not a realistic option for most patients. Such transplants are highly invasive and risky, so they are generally offered only to people with cancer who have exhausted all other options. There have only been two known cases of an H.I.V. cure so far. Referred to as “The Berlin Patient,” Timothy […]

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U.K.’s Other Health Crisis: A Huge Backlog of Delayed Non-Covid Care

LONDON — Lara Wahab had been waiting for more than two years for a kidney and pancreas transplant, but months had passed without any word. So last month she called the hospital, and got crushing news. There had been a good match for her in October, the transplant coordinator told her, which the hospital normally […]

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Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient

According to the surgical team, the pig kidneys started functioning and making urine after about 23 minutes and continued to do so for three days, though one kidney made more urine than the other. The patients’s own kidneys were removed, and there were no signs indicating rejection of the pig organs. Dr. Jayme Locke, the […]

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In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

“It was either die or do this transplant,” Mr. Bennett said before the surgery, according to officials at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice.” Dr. Griffith said he first broached the experimental treatment in mid-December, a “memorable” and […]

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