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New drugs make hepatitis C-positive kidneys safe for transplant

Research has shown that an improved new generation of antiviral drugs should help to expand the number of organs available for donation, and reduce the rejection rate by the human body post-surgery.

Woman wants kidney back from husband after she accused him of cheating

Ivybridge - A British woman who lost 40 lbs so she could give a kidney to her husband, now has an unusual request — she wants her kidney back after she found out her husband had an affair with her friend.

Nurse in botched Ohio transplant sues for wrongful termination

Columbus - A University of Toledo Medical Center nurse — who was fired after another nurse accidentally threw away a kidney ready for transplant — has sued the Ohio hospital for wrongful termination.

Nurse accidentally throws donated kidney in medical waste

Toledo - An investigation has been opened at an Ohio medical center after a nurse accidentally disposed of a donated kidney in medical waste.

Woman donates kidney to boss, then gets fired

A New York woman donated a kidney after learning another was in need, and subsequently found herself out of a job. In an unusual situation, the 47-year-old woman has now initiated a lawsuit against her former employer.

Medical first: Kidney transplanted twice

Chicago - In a first time ever medical event, a kidney has been transplanted twice within a two-week period. The second transplant occurred because the transplant did not go successfully for the first recipient.

Duke Univ. Hosp. does first multiple live donor transplants in NC Special

Durham - Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC performed their first live kidney donor multiple patient transplant, becoming the first hospital in North Carolina to successfully master this medical technique, opening the door of possibilities for patients.

Illegal kidney transplant case exposes human organs black-market

New York - An Israeli-American Levy Yitzhak Rosenbaum, admitted to a federal court that he helped broker black-market kidney transplant deals for wealthy New Jersey customers. The donors, in the alleged black-market organs trade, were from Israel.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs joins Schwarzenegger in organ donor campaign

Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs joined California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto to announce new legislation aimed at simplifying the organ donation process for Californians.

Natalie Cole Returning In September To Tour

After getting a kidney transplant in May, Natalie Cole has announced that she will start touring again in September. First up-a stint at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 9.

Natalie Cole Underwent Kidney Transplant on Tuesday

Natalie Cole has undergone a kidney transplant at a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday. She received the kidney from a deceased donor through the One Legacy transplant agency.

'Tis the Giving Season: Principal to Donate Kidney to 8th Grade Student

A middle school principal in Franklin, NH is donating a kidney to one of his students. The 13-year-old's health has declined over the past year and without a kidney, her future seems bleak and dependent on medical machinery.

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