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US surgeons perform first kidney transplant between 2 living HIV-positive individuals

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. “I’m feeling good,” said… Read More »

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a “game changer” and approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) say perfusion machines could increase the number of livers that can be safely used for transplantation. They store donated livers at body temperature, which… Read More »

26-year-old's incredible face transplant journey: 'I see me'

Cameron Underwood was 24 years old when the course of his life changed forever, resulting in his undergoing a state-of-the-art face transplant procedure. Through this extensive surgery, Underwood’s face is now connected to the face of another young adult who was able to give him a second chance at life. Underwood, the son of a… Read More »