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Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical history

Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical historyA 43-year-old man in France is recovering after becoming the first person in history to receive a second face transplant. Jerome Hamon got his first face transplant in 2010 but the tissue began to die and he had to have it removed in November. In January, he received a new face from another donor.



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Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back 'Archaic' Policy

Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back 'Archaic' PolicyShe has since been cleared for care



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Critical Transplant Delayed as Hospital Blocks Kidney Donor

Critical Transplant Delayed as Hospital Blocks Kidney DonorRev. Al discusses the case of A.J. Burgess, a two-year-old boy in dire need of a kidney. His father was prevented from donating by the hospital because of a probation violation. The Burgess family joins.



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Hospital delays life-saving kidney transplant for toddler after his donor father violates parole

Hospital delays life-saving kidney transplant for toddler after his donor father violates paroleLife-saving surgery for a two-year-old boy has been put on hold due to what his mother describes as red tape at the hospital. A J was born without kidneys and suffered a stroke two months ago. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta decided to delay surgery until next year after finding out Mr Burgess violated his parole when he was charged with possession of a firearm.



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California rushes to allow HIV-infected organ transplant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are rushing to approve legislation Friday that would allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband’s liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks.
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US doctors perform first HIV-to-HIV liver transplant

Under US law, it was illegal to use an organ from a donor infected with HIV for transplant until Congress passed the HOPE Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2013The world's first liver transplant from a donor infected with HIV to an HIV-positive recipient was announced Wednesday by US doctors, three years after a US ban on such operations was overturned. The procedure involved a deceased donor whose liver was transplanted into a patient who had been infected with the virus that causes AIDS more than 20 years ago, said doctors at Johns Hopkins University. The same donor also gave her kidney to another patient for transplant.



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World’s first successful penis transplant performed in S. Africa: doctors

World's first successful penis transplant performed in S. Africa: doctorsSouth African doctors announced Friday that they had performed the world's first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation. The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony. In a nine-hour operation at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, he received his new penis from a deceased donor, whose family were praised by doctors. "We've proved that it can be done — we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," said Professor Frank Graewe, head of plastic reconstructive surgery at Stellenbosch University.



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World’s first successful penis transplant performed in S. Africa

Professor Andre van der Merwe (L), head of the Stellenbosch University Division of Urology, and Professor Rafique Moosa (R), Executive Head of the Department, give a press conference at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, on March 13, 2015South African doctors announced Friday that they had performed the world's first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation. The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony. In a nine-hour operation at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, he received his new penis from a deceased donor, whose family were praised by doctors. "We've proved that it can be done –- we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," said Professor Frank Graewe, head of plastic reconstructive surgery at Stellenbosch University.



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South African doctors perform world’s first penis transplant

South African doctors have successfully performed the world’s first penis transplant on a young man who had his organ amputated after a botched circumcision ritual, a hospital said on Friday. The nine-hour transplant, which occurred in December last year, was part of a pilot study by Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch to help scores of initiates who either die or lose their penises in botched circumcisions each year. For a young man of 18 or 19 years the loss of his penis can be deeply traumatic,” said Andre van der Merwe, head of the university’s urology unit and who led the operation said in a statement. “There is a greater need in South Africa for this type of procedure than elsewhere in the world, as many young men lose their penises every year due to complications from traditional circumcision,” Van der Merwe said.
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HIV Undetectable in Two Patients After Bone Marrow Transplant

Doctor can’t detect HIV in two HIV-positive men after bone marrow transplant.        
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