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The Checkup Archive: Organ Transplants

Do kidney donors die younger?

With the chronic shortage of kidneys for transplantation, more and more people are turning to family members, friends or other living donors. In fact, the number of live donor kidney transplants in the United States has nearly doubled over the last 15 years--from about 3,000 to nearly 6,000. But the...

By Rob Stein  |  March 9, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Organ Transplants  
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Face Transplant Sparks Debate

You've probably heard the news about the nation's first face transplant. But here's a quick recap: Yesterday, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic detailed an unprecedented 22-hour operation in which they transplanted about 80 percent of a dead woman's face onto the face of a woman whose face had suffered massive...

By Rob Stein  |  December 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bioethics , Organ Transplants  
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