‘Stranger’ donates kidney to 6-year-old boy

2020-03-11 13:25

When Danie de Wet (45) overheard the father of six-year-old Conor van Baalen telling someone the little boy needed a kidney, he didn’t hesitate to offer one of his.

Bloemfontein woman gives part of her liver to friend

2020-02-17 13:44

"It’s hard watching someone you love suffer."

Man donates part of his liver to girlfriend’s grandmother in lifesaving operation

2019-03-28 13:41

An American man has given his girlfriend’s grandmother a new lease of life.

This toddler's toe is now her finger

2018-09-27 16:05

Surgeons have transplanted a toddler's toe to her hand and after the successful procedure, she now has a functional finger.

'This isn’t my own heart – but I still love you with my entire being'

2018-03-28 16:03

Against all odds, Cape Town couple Alria and Johan have both had heart transplants after years of health problems.

Man with new face meets donor's widow

2017-11-23 12:00

Six months after his face transplant, a US man gave the widow of his donor a tearful embrace.

People hoping for sex change offer organs for penis transplants

2015-06-01 06:30

A number of people hoping for sex reassignment surgeries are among those eager to donate their organs towards penis transplants.

Nine more to receive penis transplants - university

2015-03-14 08:00

University of Stellenbosch’s faculty of medicine and health sciences has announced that nine other patients will receive penile transplants following the success of their first procedure. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE

Double arm transplant recipient thanks doctors

2014-11-28 12:27

A 40-year-old quadruple amputee who received a dual arm transplant described the experience of getting the new limbs as 'surreal'.

Sisters each get a lung from same donor

2014-01-22 15:37

In Houston, in the US, two sisters with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis have each got a lung from the same donor.


Rare 'auto-brewery syndrome' causes woman's bladder to produce alcohol

2020-02-25 11:44

In the first known case of this type of auto-brewery syndrome, doctors found a diabetic patient's bladder produced alcohol in her urine.

New moms can save a life by simply donating umbilical cord blood

2019-08-15 18:30

Did you know umbilical cord blood can be used to treat patients with blood diseases who require a life-saving stem cell transplant?

Mom donates uterus to another woman – and the reason will have you in tears!

2019-03-25 14:16

An American woman, who’d struggled with fertility before becoming a mom of five, has decided to donate her uterus to another woman.

Man saves old teacher’s life by donating 67% of his liver to her

2018-09-20 14:38

A medical graduate has donated 67% of his liver to save his beloved primary school teacher’s life.

Ears grown for children in groundbreaking procedure

2018-01-30 12:44

Scientists have used a remarkable combination of 3D printing and cell culturing to create new ears for five children born with ear defects, the first time the procedure has been performed on human patients.

More than 90% of kids surviving kidney transplants

2017-03-08 11:12

Previously children with end-stage kidney disease had poor survival rates after transplant. There has however been great progress and now the patient survival rate is almost 100%.

Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant

2015-05-11 15:19

Polish doctors successfully performed a rare, extensive throat-area transplant on a cancer patient.

Organs from executed prisoners classified as 'donations'

2015-03-10 16:20

Chinese death row inmates have been a key source of transplant organs for years, something that generates heated controversy.

Organ donation crisis in US

2014-11-13 11:27

Doctors, religious leaders and ethicists are urging President Barack Obama to change the organ donation system in the US because too few people are getting transplants.

Islet cell transplant for diabetics

2013-10-29 15:34

Using a specially designed chamber, an international research team has transplanted islet cells into a patient with type 1 diabetes.

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