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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

04/05/2016 - Brain cell transplant success revealed
A controversial brain cell transplant procedure pioneered in the 1980s achieved long term success in a small number of patients, researchers have reported. More

15/04/2016 - Improved survival rates among young liver transplant patients
Four out of five youngsters who receive liver transplants are now expected to survive for 20 years, it has been revealed. More

14/03/2016 - Variation in kidney transplant donation rates revealed
The rate of kidney transplant donation varies hugely across Europe, despite growing demand for donors, a conference has heard. More

29/01/2016 - NHS to perform hand transplants
The NHS in England is to offer hand and upper arm transplants, it was announced today. More

01/12/2015 - Opt out donation begins in Wales
A radical change in transplant laws comes into force today - in Wales. More

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