The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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New research has found that in France kidneys from older donors are much more likely to be used for transplants than in the United States.
Stevie Wonder announced that he’ll be undergoing a kidney transplant later this year.
Lisa Steenberg from Welkom collapsed in tears when she realised it was her turn to suffer kidney disease.
When two Eastern Cape-based patients urgently needed to be taken to Cape Town for life-saving transplant surgeries, there was only one person for the job. That's when Sister Salome Siebritz got the call: "Sister, your child needs you now. I know you’ll make a plan."
He managed to rise above his disease and emerge better than ever.
Scientists discover that an organ's biological age affects transplant success.
A 30-year-old daughter didn’t think twice about donating a kidney when she heard her father's health was deteriorating.
Pilot studies are underway to test transplanting kidneys from deceased donors with hepatitis C into recipients who don't already have that virus.
Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, but desensitisation therapy may decrease rejection of 'unsuitable' organs.
Although the first surgery happened 60 years ago, the same concerns that likely bothered the first kidney transplant recipient still trouble many today- a new study shows.
August is Organ Donor Month – and kidneys are the most transplanted organ in South Africa.
An American woman donated her kidney to a total stranger after seeing his mother’s desperate plea.
After being reliant on dialysis for almost ten years, Cally Williams finally received the call that would change her life.
Two patients from Port Elizabeth were recently rushed to Cape Town to receive long-awaited kidney transplants – by a nurse who drove through the night to get them to their surgeries on time.
A 45-year-old woman from Pietermaritzburg got a kidney transplant in June 2018 after nearly six years of suffering with renal problems.
This three-way transplant worked with three couples, each with one person who needed a transplant.
This healthy young woman’s life was flipped upside down in a day after being diagnosed with kidney failure.
A chronic shortage of kidneys available for transplant in India is fuelling black market trade in these organs.
A stranger has stepped forward to donate his kidney to a woman who placed an appeal for a donor in the rear window of her car.
Canadian scientists found that patients receiving donor kidneys were less likely to experience treatment failure or death than those on dialysis.
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