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Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...possible to their health. People in need of liver donations include those with livers damaged by hepatitis C, cancer, alcohol consumption or primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver and bile ducts. Potential liver donors are generally limited to family members, spouses or close friends. While an exac...

Hemochromatosis Patients' Blood is Safe

...inding should help guide future decisions on blood donations by these patients. If people with hemochromatosis qualify as donors then that could potentially have a significant impact on the national blood supply," said NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant. Current FDA regulations for blood donation do not prohib...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...s various help to patients which include providing donations in kind (utensils, clothes toys), accommodation, diet supplements and food grains, special investigations (CT Scan, MRI), blood requirements, transportation through our ambulances, prostheses (artificial body parts); hospital and home visits. Enterta...

Scandals Can Affect Medical Research

...ia reports on dubious medical stories can harm the donations made to medical research, said a report in the Bri...ention controversies was associated with a fall in donations for ethically approved scientific research, finds a study in latest BMJ. This analysis shows how me...

Doctor Training Undermined In Britain Due To Shortage Of Cadavers

...erts said more would be hit if the // fall in body donations were not reversed. The government has blamed rising medical student numbers, TV shows and the Alder Hey scandal for the problem. In the last five years, the number of bodies being donated has fallen from 670 to 600 across England and Wales. This ...

British medical education suffers shortage of bodies

...experts said more would be hit if the fall in body donations was not reversed. In the last five years, the number of bodies being donated has fallen from 670 to 600 across England and Wales. If this downward trend is not reversed medical students will soon not have the opportunity to learn their anatomy fr...

Doctors Finish Mother-To-Son Nerve Surgery

...f the three main nerves have been severed. Living donations of nerves are rare, with cadavers used more often. However, such surgeries are increasing, and raising hopes of saving limbs that previously would have been lost. In some cases, grafts can be taken from other parts of the body, but in Anderson's case...

Relaxation In Donor’s Age for Blood Donation in Scotlan

...e has been a steady decline in the number of blood donations since 1999. The following move is expected to increase the number of blood donations to a sustainable level. Out of a large pool of potential blood donors in the age group 18 to 60 year...

Panic In Russia Over HIV Infected Blood

...ratories for undertaking genetic analysis of blood donations are remarkable by their absence in Russia. The 600 laboratories in the country are vulnerable to human eror....

UN Calls For More Funds For Earthquake Affected

There has been a considerable fall in the donations towards providing relief to the earthquake-affected people in Pakistan, according to the United Nations (UN). The December 2005 contributions were not even one third of what was received in November 2005. // Jan Vandemoortele, the UN Resident Coordi...

Australia Witnesses A Fall In the Number of Organ Donors

...reduced to 204 in 2005 which is a 7% drop. Organ donations have been dropping across the Australian continent. In south Australia (49%), New South Wales (14%) and in Queensland (10%) were the respective drops in the number of organ donations. But the good news is that in Western Australia and in Victoria the...

A first in Liver Transplant in India – Networking works wel

... has recently been given 100% tax exemption on all donations for such networking activities in different cities. Its counselors are confident that with some awareness on the media about the benefits of organ donation especially after brain death and putting resources into creating effective networking the shor...

Blood Transfusion May Have Contributed Towards Hepatitis C

...is in place which makes it possible to trace blood donations as well as the recipients. Several hundreds of Scots are reported to have been infected with contaminated blood during the course of the 1980s and in the early period of the 1990s. Many of the files with regard to the infection due to the NHS bloo...

Race Was Used To Determine Safety Of Blood

...sch for the study, which was compared with 800,000 donations belonging to the 2001 and 2002 period. There has been a 50% fall in the HIV infection from 0.17% in the first year to 0.08% during the second year, in the donated blood. In the year 1999, black people accounted for 10% of the donated blood, which ...

Livers Transplantation Rates Rise Due To an Increased Diversity of Donors

...w that they would add to about 10-20% of the liver donations in UK. The British Transplant Society has recently given a detailed account and published guidelines on all aspects of non-heart beating donation, including ethical and legal issues....

Regulators Object Drug Produced from Genetically Engineered Farm Animals

...tual demand. According to GTC, almost 90,000 blood donations would be required to produce the amount of protein the goats can produce in just one year. Drug companies have been reticent to try this technology, mainly because of the wariness portrayed by drug regulators. GTC now proposes to seek the approval ...

Give Me Red: Call for the Warm Blooded, Donate Blood and Infuse Life

...ng enough to donate blood. The record of her blood donations can make your blood warm. She has clocked 77 blood donations spanning 43 years and is all excited to race forward for the 100th record! At 61, she is still rarin...

Mama’s milk on sal

...Milk Banking Association of North America has seen donations jump 131 % in the past six years. The same standards as blood banks are used said Francis Jones, the group’s board chair and director of the milk bank at the British Columbia Women’s Hospital in Vancouver. Jones said that they make sure that the moth...

Call For Blood Donation In Scotland

... Blood Transfusion Service acknowledged that blood donations were 25 percent below the safe level. 'It's vitall...l donor services manager Dr Moira Carter said that donations would drop off during the Easter period, 'If you've never given blood before, or just haven't given ...

New Hope For Patients Needing Kidney Transplants In UK

...ts by allowing altruistic and paired living kidney donations as these have the potential to save or improve the lives of many people in the UK. Chris Rudge, UK Transplant managing and transplant director, said there was a desperate shortage of donor organs in the country. He felt that the number of living ki...

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