FDA Rejects Gay Teen's Tissue Donation Because of Sexual Orientation

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. » 8/15/14 7:10pm 8/15/14 7:10pm

A 10-Year-Old Girl Needs a New Set of Lungs. Ethical Firestorm Ensues.

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… » 6/05/13 7:00pm 6/05/13 7:00pm

Today In Warm Fuzzies: Woman Finds Kidney Donor On Craigslist

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… » 12/16/11 10:10am 12/16/11 10:10am

CDC Cracks Down On Our Slutty, Slutty Organs

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." » 12/06/11 10:10am 12/06/11 10:10am

Tuscon Shooting Victim's Organs Saved Life Of Boston Girl

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. » 1/16/11 5:00pm 1/16/11 5:00pm

Tearjerker of the Day: A Mother Meets The Recipients of Her Late Son's…

The NFL's Chris Henry died last year after falling from a pickup truck during a fight with his fianceé. His mother Carolyn Glaspy opted to donate his organs, and recently met the recipients, reports CBS Sports. Grab your tissues. » 11/26/10 2:40pm 11/26/10 2:40pm

Elisabeth Hasselback On Organ Donation: It's All About Her Uterus

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. » 2/26/09 1:40pm 2/26/09 1:40pm

Doctor Demands That Estranged Wife Return Kidney — Or Pay

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. » 1/08/09 9:30am 1/08/09 9:30am