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01/06/2022 - Donated liver stored for record time
Surgeons have successfully transplanted a human liver donated by a severely ill patient after keeping it in a novel storage machine for three days, it has been announced. More

17/12/2021 - Heart transplant for seriously ill COVID patient
Surgeons have successfully performed a heart transplant on a patient seriously ill after COVID-19 infection, a European conference is to be told. More

07/09/2021 - Electronic nose 'detects' when failing lung transplant
An electronic “nose” can accurately detect when a lung transplant is starting to fail with 86% accuracy, experts will hear today. More

19/05/2021 - Laser device tests donated liver suitability
A non-invasive technique has been developed to allow more accurate assessment of livers available for transplant, British researchers have announced. More

07/04/2021 - Lung transplant feasible for severe COVID-19
Lung transplants were successfully used to save some COVID-19 patients who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, it has been revealed. More

01/07/2020 - Promising new heart valve developed
A new type of replacement heart valve could free patients from needing to take long-term medication, British developers say. More

15/03/2019 - Some kidney transplant recipients benefit from antiviral therapy
Antiviral therapy improves survival rates of kidney transplant patients infected with hepatitis B and C, French researchers reported last night. More

20/02/2019 - Genetic match critical in kidney transplant
Several genetic characteristics are important in donor-recipient compatibility in kidney transplants, Austrian researchers have found. More

05/12/2018 - Live birth from deceased donated uterus
A woman in Brazil has given birth to a live baby grown in a transplanted uterus from a deceased non-related woman, the first ever successful birth following this procedure, it was announced today. More

24/04/2018 - Wounded soldier gets transplant hope
A surgical team has successfully performed a full transplant of the penis and scrotum on a wounded soldier, it has been announced. More

20/12/2017 - Caesarean blood cell salvage questioned
Cell salvage during caesarean section may not lead to significant reduction in the use of donor blood transfusions, researchers have found. More

19/10/2017 - Blood pressure-heart valve disorder link
People diagnosed with hypertension early in life face an increased risk of developing mitral regurgitation, according to a new British study. More

18/09/2017 - Robot assistance for uterus transplants
Swedish surgeons have begun using robot-assisted procedures to perform uterus transplants, it has been announced. More

04/09/2017 - Donor silence blamed for transplant refusals
Hundreds of organ transplants are not taking place in the UK simply because relatives do not know the wishes of a deceased person, campaigners warned today. More

19/07/2017 - Success for child double hand transplant
A child who received a double hand transplant is now able to carry out a range of tasks, 18 months on, it was announced today. More

05/07/2017 - Success for lab-grown bile ducts
A new method of growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts could be developed into an alternative treatment for liver disease, say British researchers. More

21/09/2016 - Living kidney donation milestone
More than 500 people have become living kidney donors since it became possible ten years ago, it was announced today. More

07/09/2016 - Transplant scandal linked to "improper" recruitment
An unfolding scandal over a leading transplant surgeon has enveloped Sweden's major medical university - and the Nobel Prize award committee. More

01/09/2016 - Transplant boost "not enough"
The UK has achieved a record level of organ transplants from deceased donors - but it is still "not enough", campaigners say today. More

08/06/2016 - Cell hope for Huntington's disease
A novel form of cell transplant may form a successful cure for Huntington's disease, say researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. More

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