Tag: "donates" at medical news
Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants
... that it can regenerate itself: If a living person donates
a part of his or her liver, the livers of both donor and recipient typically grow to normal size within two weeks of the surgery. Livers from cadaveric donors are difficult to come by, and, as a result, numerous patients die waiting for a life-saving...
Blacks and poor more likely to donate than receive many types of transplant organs
.... "There are already widespread disparities in who donates
and who benefits from organ transplantation. Adding financial incentives to the system might make these race and income disparities even worse," said Sehgal. Kidney transplants were an exception to the general pattern. Blacks and poor people were m...
UNC among 10 U.S. medical centers tapped to study living donor liver transplants
... healthy donor, usually a relative of the patient, donates
a section of liver to the recipient. The liver is a large segmented organ that can potentially be split without harm to the donor and with benefit to the recipient. Unlike most organs, the liver can regenerate itself. The donor's remaining liver grow...
Cars and bridges that almost never rust
...ver." Rust and corrosion occur when a metal donates
some of its electrons to oxygen, causing the forma...mer accepts electrons from the metal and, in turn, donates
them to oxygen. This two-step reaction forms a layer of pure iron oxide that halts corrosion. U...
Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals
...g-related donors, whereby a parent, in most cases, donates
asegment of his or her liver to the child, increased three-fold, from 22 in 1991to 67 in the past few years. Surgeons also began using a technique to divideadult cadaveric livers; children receive the smaller segment while the largerpiece is transpl...