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The Answers to Most Post Transplant Questions by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jul 2013 8:42pm If you are a regular Bob’s NewHeart reader you know I have posted hundreds of articles on donation/transplantation issues and you might think that by now I, myself, would be a pretty good source of information.  Well, whenever I let myself think that, even for a second, I stumble across something new that reminds me that I am only a repor ... Read on »
Obesity, Diabetes and Organ Failure by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 11:42pm Each year thousands of people die because of a lack of organs for transplantation.   Current efforts to increase the supply of organs are woefully inadequate.   The altruistic method (becoming a donor out of the goodness of ones heart) simply doesn’t work well enough.   Fewer than fifty percent of Americans are organ donors.   It does not loo ... Read on »
Intersecting Human Rights Crises: Organ Transplantation and Organ Trafficking by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm Seen the Movie " Dirty Pretty Things ?" Some Things Are Too Dangerous To Keep Secret Like… Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism! Come to the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics Panel! Intersecting Human Rights Crises: Organ Transplantation and Organ Trafficking Who: IHEU Appignani Center f ... Read on »
Study Finds Broad Spectrum of Cancer Risk for Organ Transplant Recipients in U.S. by Medline Plus Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 4:44pm Organ transplant recipients in the United States have a high risk of developing 32 different types of cancer, according to a new study of transplant recipients which fully describes the range of malignancies that occur. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of th ... Read on »
Obesity, Diabetes and Organ Failure by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm Each year thousands of people die because of a lack of organs for transplantation.  Current efforts to increase the supply of organs are woefully inadequate.  The altruistic method (becoming a donor out of the goodness of ones heart) simply doesn’t work well enough.  Fewer than fifty percent of Americans are organ donors.  It does not look like ... Read on »
Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Organ Transplant by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Apr 2013 2:15pm One of the wonders of the information age is the amount of information that is available on almost any subject.  I am constantly on the alert for new, helpful information about organ donation and transplantation and usually expect to find what I need from sources like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic and a score of other highly ... Read on »
Addressing the Minority Organ Transplant Gap by Donate Life Illinois .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 12:34am The Chicago Tribune tackles a key issue within the transplant community with an article today about the disproportionate amount of African-Americans waiting for transplants who remain on dialysis. I think the article does miss one key point - the fact that this is one major health issue with a recognizable, attainable solution via sig ... Read on »
Liver Transplant Information & National Transplant week by Bitter_Angel Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 6:28pm So I promised to write a couple of factual, experience type of entries. (fun huh) If you have any questions, even if you only see this like years after I have written it, then please get in touch - comment as I will still answer. As today marks the start of national transplant week in the UK, I am going to start with Liver transplant. Did ... Read on »
Not Enough Transplantable Organs, Thousands Die…Options for Change by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Jan 2012 2:45am There will come a time when organ/tissue/blood donors are no longer needed.  Advancements in mechanical devices, therapeutic cloning (duplication of organs not people) and regenerative methods will negate the need for human donation.  But, that’s not going to happen any time soon and until it does we are going to have a shortage that results in ... Read on »
Black Market for Transplant Organs Becomes Global Phenomenon by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 13 Jul 2012 12:00am In a previous note, I discussed kidney transplantation in the Philippines where it is very common for the organ donor to be living and compensated for the organ (see: The Facebook Effect on Organ Donations; Trafficking in Donor Kidneys ). Paying living kidney donors has now become widespread in Eastern Europe, stimulated and promoted ... Read on »