China's organ donation hit record-high

The number of organ donations and transplants in China hit a record-high after it banned the use of executed prisoners' organs early this year, making voluntary donation from citizens the only legitimate channel.

Oz scientists hailed for 1st 3D-printed rib creation

Australian scientists have been praised for their role in creating the world's first 3D-printed rib, which was successfully used in a transplant in Spain.

Tamil Nadu tops in organ donation: Health Minister

Tamil Nadu leads in organ donation in the country with organs of 683 persons being harvested and donated to over 3000 beneficiaries since the setting up of the Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu in 2008, State Health Minister C Vijaya Bhaskar said today.

Kochi traffic halts to let beating heart pass

A siren-blaring ambulance carrying the harvested heart and lungs of a brain-dead young man breezed through otherwise choked roads and reached the airport in no time, all thanks to traffic being halted in Kerala's commercial capital on Tuesday.

Traffic stopped to save life in Mumbai

Traffic was stopped for 20 minutes on Mumbai roads in order to save a person's life who had to be rushed from Pune to Mumbai for an emergency heart transplant.

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.

8-year-old boy receives first double hand transplant in US

An eight-year-old American has become the world`s youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children`s Hospital of Philadelphia announced on Tuesday.

Stem cell transplantation shows better results in leukemia patients: Researchers

A group of medical researchers have recently claimed that using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but a very rare form of chronic blood cancer 'Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia' (JMML) has shown improved results.

Green corridor created to transport live heart in Bengaluru

Police created a 23-kilometre-long green corridor and successfully transported a live heart from the Sagar Hospital at Banneraghatta Road to Narayana Hrudayalaya at Hosuru Road in Bengaluru in less than 20 minutes.

UK plans world's first artificial blood transfusions by 2017

The world's first human trial of artificial blood grown in a lab from stem cells is set to take place in the UK by 2017.

UAE's first artificial battery-powered heart transplant

 A 21-year-old student in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Sharjah, has received the country's first artificial heart transplant, a media report said on Friday.

Drug with potential to reduce weight identified

In what could lead to anti-obesity treatment for the elderly who may not always have the fitness to exercise, researchers have discovered that an existing drug used in transplants may help reduce food consumption and body weight.

Meet the first penis transplant recipient who will soon be a father

A South African man, who recently underwent world's first penile transplant, will soon become a father.

US doctors perform historic skull-scalp transplant

World's first skull-scalp transplant was performed by American surgeons on a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment, a major breakthrough in transplant surgery.

US: Woman meets man who wears her brother's transplanted face

A woman meets a man who wears her dead brother's face in transplant in US.

Afghan military captain gets Indian hands in transplant

A 30-year-old Afghan military captain from Kandahar, who lost his hands while defusing mines in the war-torn country, now has two Indian hands - thanks to a successful transplant carried out an institute here.

39-year-old brain dead woman gives life to five persons

A 39-year-old brain dead woman has given a fresh lease of life to five persons by donating her organs.

Italy: Neurosurgeon plans first human head transplant by 2017

The first ever human head transplant could take place in 2017, claims a neurosurgeon in Italy.

Docs reconstruct artificial bladder of 17-yr-old before kidney transplant

A 17-year-old boy combating three life-threatening problems is now on the path to recovery thanks to doctors at a private hospital here who reconstructed an artificial bladder before taking him through a kidney transplant.

Green corridor created to transfer heart for transplant from Gurgaon to Delhi
Green corridor created to transfer heart for transplant from Gurgaon to Delhi

The life of a 16-yr-old boy was saved after Delhi and Gurgaon traffic police came together on Saturday to create a green corridor to facilitate transportation of a donor's heart by covering a distance of 32 kms in just 29 mins.