US begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a ne...

In Japan, Angela Merkel warns against treating North Korea naively

Angela Merkel had a third and probably final audience with outgoing Emperor Akihito of Japan in Tokyo on Tuesday, ahead of a planned meeting with Akihito's successor, Crown Prince Naruhito, later ...

New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney ea...

Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive organ transplants next year

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive individuals to donate organs to HIV-positive patients sometime next year, Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center Chairman Lee Po-chang (李伯...

'Slaughter' author says Chinese used Taipei Mayor Ko's tech to transplant Falun Gong prisoners' organs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ethan Gutmann, author of the book "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem," at a press conference to...

Book claims Taipei Mayor transplanted organs from Falun Gong prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese publisher of the Chinese version of a book about the harvesting of human organs from dissidents in China has posted a full-page advertisement claiming Taipei'...

Egypt court sentences 37 over illicit human organ trade

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 37 people to prison terms ranging from three to 15 years for illegally trafficking in human organs. The rulings Thursday in Cairo Crimina...

Prellis Biologics Achieves Unprecedented Speed and Resolution in 3D Printing of Human Tissue With Capillaries

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--Prellis Biologics, a San Francisco-based 3D tissue printing company, announced that it has reached record speed and resolution in the quest to print human...

Amendment allowing HIV-positive organ transplants passed

TAIPEI (CNA) - The Legislature on Friday passed into law an amendment that allows HIV-positive individuals to donate organs to HIV-positive patients in need, ending an existing ban on people who test ...

Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

LONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. ...

China tells Vatican of crackdown on underground transplants

ROME (AP) — Chinese health authorities have told a Vatican trafficking conference that Beijing's efforts to crack down on illegal "underground" organ transplants have resulted in 220 arrests and 100 v...

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AUSTRALIA-CARDINAL CHARGED — Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have rocked Ro...

AP Interview: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The chief architect of China's organ transplant program says the country is on track to lead the world in transplant surgeries by 2020. Huang Jiefu also told The Assoc...

Liver transplant surgical pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Thomas Starzl, the pioneer of liver transplantation and the driving force behind the world's first baboon-to-human liver transplants and research on anti-rejection drugs, has die...

Lawyers take Chinese organ-harvesting claims to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Canadian lawyers came to Australia's Parliament House on Monday to persuade lawmakers to pass a motion urging China to immediately end the practice of what they say is o...