The first successful uterus transplant in the United States failed after the patient developed a yeast infection. Lindsey McFarland, the 26-year-old patient who received the uterus at the Cleveland Clinic, had hoped to undergo IVF to become pregnant once she recovered from the transplant.
Today in archaic, bigoted regulations, the FDA has rejected a gay teenager's tissue donation because men who have sex with other men are a "risk factor" for communicable disease.
Hello everyone, I am here to ruin your week by telling you the most tragic thing you’ve ever heard (there’s like, a very small bright spot at the end, but still). On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius determined that she would not intervene in a case involving a young Pennsylvania…
Craigslist is good for more than just finding cheap used furniture for your apartment. Out of desperation, 28-year-old Selina Hodge posted an ad for a kidney donor in July and wound up getting 800 responses. One was from 23-year-old Stephanie Grant, who lives nearby in Florida and saw a story about Hodge on TV. "I had…
New CDC organ donor guidelines could discourage many healthy people from donating — because they demand that any donor who's had two or more sex partners in the last year be designated "high-risk."
Christina-Taylor Green, at only nine years old, was the youngest victim of last week's tragedy in Tuscon. Now, her organs have been donated to save the life of a young Massachusetts girl.
It's ironic that Elisabeth Hasselback wants the government to stay out of her uterus after she's dead. But when people are alive, the organs are fair game for politicians making laws how to use them.
A New York doctor wants his estranged wife to return the kidney he donated to her, and is suing her for $1.5 million in lieu of the organ.