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Thomas Starzl, pioneer of liver transplants, dies at 90

Thomas Starzl, pioneer of liver transplants, dies at 90

Thomas Starzl performed the world's first liver transplant in 1963 and the world's first successful liver transplant in 1967.

Life saving liver transplant performed on Pak boy aged 4 and UAE teen in Delhi

Life saving liver transplant performed on Pak boy aged 4 and UAE teen in Delhi

As children, suffering from this condition grow older, their skin gets thickened and the light penetration decreases making phototherapy less effective.

Liver takes off from Indore to rescue Mumbai woman's life

Liver takes off from Indore to rescue Mumbai woman's life

The woman, who was admitted at Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, suffered from liver cirrhosis and was need of a transplant as she was in a critical state.

Nigerian baby of 2 months undergoes liver transplant in Delhi

According to the doctors, while David's birth weight was 3 kg, the disease ravaged him, leading to malnourishment and weight loss.

East India's first cadaver liver transplant in Kolkata

Family members of a 53-year-old male patient - Samar Chakraborty - who was declared brain dead on Monday assented to the procedure to transplant the liver that is expected to bequeath a new lease of life to a 46-year-old female recipient with liver damage.

82-year-old brain-dead Kerala man becomes oldest liver donor

An 82-year-old man who hails from Kerala has given a new lease of life to a patient about half his age with his family donating his liver.

Green corridor helps transport liver 210km in 3.30 hours!

It took the ambulance a mere 3.36 hours to transport the liver from Nashik's Rishikesh Hospital to Pune's Sahyadri Hospital. 

Indian firm says 3D-printed liver tissue developed

A Bengaluru-based biotechnology start-up has developed a 3D-printed tissue that functions like a human liver and can one day be used for full-fledged liver transplants, according to the developers.

Green corridor facilitates liver transplant for woman patient

In a rare coordination among civic and police administrations, a 51-year-old woman got a liver transplant done here Tuesday with a green corridor being created for nearly 350 km from Puducherry to Madurai to bring the organ at a hospital in three and a half hours.

At three, Anjana becomes Kerala's youngest organ donor

A five-year-old boy was doing well here on Monday after getting the liver and kidneys of a brain dead three-year-old girl, who became Kerala's youngest organ donor.

Mumbai hospital performs 100 liver transplants in two years

Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has notched a record of 100 liver transplants since the inception of its state-of-the-art Centre for Liver Transplant in 2013, hospital officials said here on Friday.

Cadaver liver split saves two lives

In a rare surgery, doctors at a city hospital split cadaver liver of a 32-year-old brain dead patient and gave one lobe each to two persons in dire need of a liver transplant, thus giving them them a fresh lease of life.

Hepatitis B: Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Treatment and Prevention tips

Hepatitis B is a preventable disease and about an estimated 80 million people are infected in India.

Liver transplant: Overall success rate is more than 94%, says expert

In an email interview with Salome Phelamei of Zee Media, Dr Suresh Singhvi, MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Intercollegiate, UK), CCST (UK), discussed in-depth about liver disease, transplantation, cost of treatment, preventions and many more.

Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for `personal reasons`.

India needs affordable healthcare: Prasad

India needs to have a good network of hospitals which are affordable to common man, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday.

Bioartificial livers come closer to reality

A new research has revealed that bio-artificial liver support system for patients with acute liver failure is under investigation to assess the safety and effectiveness.

Organ Donation: Does India lack will?

Not everyone is lucky enough to receive an organ donation as it is still considered a taboo in India due to many religious misbeliefs.

Supercooled livers are a transplant boost

A new "supercooling" technique keeps rat livers alive three times longer than before, boosting hopes for easing shortages of human transplant organs, scientists said today.