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China considers financial incentives to promote organ donation

The Chinese government is considering offering financial incentives to people to voluntarily donate organs, state media said on Monday, as the country tries to tackle the problem of demand for transplants outstripping supply. Full story

Nat'l Organ Donor Month at Lutheran

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – April is National Organ Donor Month and to celebrate, Lutheran Hospital hosted an organ recipient and the mother of the young man whose organs went to improve the lives of five people. Full story

Arizona restores organ transplant funding

Arizona has restored funding for some organ transplants that the state cut last year in a controversial move to help close a yawning budget deficit. Full story

Kidney transplant patient infected with HIV

Health officials are reporting that a patient was infected with the AIDS virus through a kidney transplant from a live donor. Full story

Rare HIV transmission changed transplant practice

The rare transmission of HIV through transplanted organs to four Chicago-area patients made headlines in 2007. Full story

Donor in first successful U.S. transplant dies

A man who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful organ transplant has died. Full story

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  Frist on need for health reform

Oct. 6: Fmr. Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN), a doctor, and the Washington Post's T.R. Reid make the case for health care reform.

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This 2004 photo provided by the Helfgot family and released by Brigham and Women's Hospital shows Susan and Joseph Helfgot in Brookline, Mass. Joseph Helfgot, who died following a heart transplant, was the donor for a face transplant given to James Maki in April 2009.