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Kidney transplants not as successful among teens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who undergo a kidney transplant are more likely to have their new organ stop working within a few years than both younger and older recipients, according to a new study. Full story

Transplants may benefit obese kidney patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After kidney transplants, the risk of death over the next year falls just as much among obese kidney failure patients as it does for thinner people, says a new study. Full story

Study: Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites

An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, and tests confirm his rabies-infected kidney caused the recipient's disease, according to a medical journal r Full story

Prostate cancer hormonal therapy tied to kidney risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who are treated for prostate cancer with hormone-targeted therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney problems, a new study suggests. Full story

Natalie Cole reflects on health scare, new album

   The singer joins Morning Joe to discuss her kidney transplant and talk about her new record, which features another duet between Cole and her famous father.

Dad to son who donated kidney: He’ll always be my hero

   Tyler Furia gave his father the ultimate gift. Tyler’s gesture saved his dad’s life and made this Father’s Day that much sweeter for the entire family. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.

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Video

  Man’s life saved by stranger who donated kidney

Indiana mom Leah Hostalet created a Facebook page for a friend who needed a new kidney transplant. Despite long odds, a stranger who saw the page was a perfect match. TODAY.com’s Kyle Michael Miller reports and Donate Life America’s David Fleming explains the importance of organ donations.

  Man find perfect kidney match in wife

After kidney failure, a Texas man finds out his wife is a perfect match for a donation. KRIS's Heather Jackson reports.

  Woman's quest for a fifth kidney

Louisiana woman is hoping to find a fifth kidney after a lifetime of failed transplants and dialysis. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.

  Man begs for kidney on street corner

A Portland man in need of a kidney transplant takes to the streets to find a donor. KGW's Erica Heartquist reports.

  ‘Wild, Wild Web’, Part 4

Chris Hansen proves that the online classifieds has become a virtual flea market -- even for real body parts.

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A doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
A doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Niraj Desai orients a suture while he sews in a kidney to a recipient patient during a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital June 26, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Doctors from Johns Hopkins transplanted the kidney from a living donor into the patient recipient. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWS

A functional lab-made kidney is pictured in this handout photo
A functional lab-made kidney is pictured in this handout photo

A functional lab-made kidney is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters April 12, 2013. Scientists removed the cells from a rat kidney, leaving only its collagen scaffolding, then re-seeded the scaffolding with neonatal kidney cells and endothelial cells, producing a functional m

The collagen scaffolding of a kidney, left behind after removing the cells,  is pictured in this handout photo
The collagen scaffolding of a kidney, left behind after removing the cells, is pictured in this handout photo

The collagen scaffolding of a kidney, left behind after removing the cells, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters April 12, 2013. Scientists removed the cells from a rat kidney, leaving only its collagen scaffolding, then re-seeded the scaffolding with neonatal kidney cells

The collagen scaffolding of a kidney, left behind after removing the cells, is pictured in this handout photo
The collagen scaffolding of a kidney, left behind after removing the cells, is pictured in this handout photo

The collagen scaffolding of a kidney, left behind after removing the cells, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters April 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ott Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine/Handout