A Jersey City, New Jersey, police officer shot in the line of duty last week died of his injuries Tuesday, a day before his 38th birthday, a spokeswoman for the city's mayor announced.
A Jersey City, New Jersey, police officer shot in the line of duty last week is not expected to survive, a police official said Monday.
Hannah Clark is a 16-year-old with a shy laugh and a love of animals. She likes to go shopping with friends and dreams of a career working with children.
Teen lives for years with two hearts. CNN's Atika Shubert explains.
This week it was reported that Steve Jobs, the CEO and cofounder of Apple, underwent a liver transplant two months ago. One detail concerning Jobs's transplant seemed odd: The surgery took place at a hospital in Tennessee, some 2,000 miles from Jobs' home in northern California. Why Tennessee?
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is recovering after undergoing a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, the institute's program director said Tuesday.
Earlier this week, the case of Hiroki Ando, the Japanese 11-year-old boy who was denied a heart transplant in Japan, highlighted the vast cultural divide in attitudes towards organ transplant and availability worldwide.
CNN's Morgan Neill reports on an 11-year-old Japanese boy traveling to the United States for a heart transplant.
Eleven-year-old Hiroki Ando will likely die if he does not get a new heart.
The singer tells PEOPLE she hopes the young leukemia patient has a "fast recovery"
Thanking fans for their support during her kidney transplant, the singer returns to the stage
The Grammy winner, who underwent a kidney transplant, plans to attend a family memorial service for her late sister Carol
Natalie Cole's search for a new kidney ended this week when someone with a compatible organ died and their family asked that it be given to the singer, according to the organ procurement group that handled the donation.
The singer is "resting comfortably" after receiving a donor organ on Tuesday, says her rep
Singer Natalie Cole underwent kidney transplant surgery at a Los Angeles, California, hospital Tuesday, according to a statement from her publicist.
In 2004, a bullet ripped away Connie Culp's nose, cheeks and upper jaw. Metal fragments sprayed into her skull and stripped her face away, leaving nothing except for her eyes, her chin and forehead.
Connie Culp sings the praises of the team of doctors who performed a successful face transplant on her.
"It breaks my heart to see her go through this," she says of young Jasmina, who needs a bone marrow donor
The family of the British actress draw comfort from decision to help others
Organs donated by a slain Oakland, California, police officer saved four lives, and his donated tissue will enhance the lives of up to 50 others, the California Transplant Donor Network said Wednesday.
A 28-year-old man from Michigan decided to donate a kidney to a total stranger, setting into motion a kidney swap that over many months has resulted in 10 people getting a donor organ--and the process is still ongoing.
Seven-year-old Heather McNamara was heading home Tuesday, a month after surgery that temporarily removed organs from her digestive tract to allow removal of a tennis ball-size tumor.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on an operation that saw six organs removed from a 7-year-old girl.
One morning a couple of months ago at Westchester Medical Center, Dawn Verdick gave Daniel Flood one of her kidneys.
A kidney donor was found for a New York man via Craigslist.org. CNN's Phil Rosenbaum reports.
The woman who received the first-ever near-total face transplant in the United States told her doctor she has regained her self-confidence, said Dr. Maria Siemionow, head of plastic surgery research at the Cleveland Clinic and leader of the transplant team.
From songs to poems to sayings on the side of coffee cups, everyone tries to define love in words.
Matt House received a kidney from his fiance Liz Kelly. Cnn.com's Nicole Lapin got the story.
A transplant is the little girl's only chance for survival
Lorna Irungu sits on a hospital bed looking extremely frail. She has lupus and her kidneys continue to fail.
A Kenyan woman travels all the way to India to get a life saving surgery at a fraction of the price. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
Steve Karas and Matthew Welling share a special bond.
A perfect bone marrow match ended up changing two lives. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
Concerns about health care, food and vaccine safety added to the anxieties Americans felt this year. But it wasn't all doom and gloom -- medical advances in stem cell research have scientists hoping for better transplant surgeries in the future. Here are the top health stories of the year:
Four patients who received organ transplants in 2007 were found to have HIV and hepatitis C. Both infections came from the organ donor, who had tested negative for both illnesses. This was the first time that donated organs had infected their recipients with both HIV and hepatitis C, and the first time in 21 years an HIV infection has been transmitted in this way, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I'm a dialysis patient and I'd like to know what my life will be like once I receive a kidney.
A distinguished group of people took on the daunting job of deciding which CNN Heroes would make the final cut
In a new and disturbing twist on the obesity epidemic, some overweight teenagers have severe liver damage caused by too much body fat, and a handful have needed liver transplants
Facing a shortage of kidneys and long hospital waiting lists, Singapore ponders going where few countries have gone before: legalizing the buying and selling of organs
A report on three heart transplants involving babies is focusing attention on a touchy issue in the organ donation field: When and how can someone be declared dead?
Doctors at the Technical University of Munich have conducted the world's first double-arm transplant on a 54-year-old farmer who had lost both his arms in an accident, officials said.
They sit inside the Saint Mary High gym, a musty brick building in Rutherford, N.J. The previous Friday, it was a similar edifice in nearby Clifton; the Thursday before that, St. Joe's in Montvale. After nearly two years of waiting for these February mornings -- all three of them here, alive, together -- Jim Lombard, 45, can't help but look at his two sons and exhale.
In five years, New Jersey residents seeking driver's licenses will have to decide whether they want to become organ donors under a new first-of-its kind law
Singapore is considering legalizing kidney trading to help meet demand for kidney transplants, the city-state's health minister said Monday
Saving the living has always been the No. 1 priority for a New York City ambulance crew. But a select group of paramedics may soon have a different task altogether: saving the dead
Some 15,000 Americans are on a waiting list for a liver transplant, and it is a grueling - and ghoulish - vigil. Most organs available for transplant come from someone who has died in an accident. And more than 6,000 patients will die waiting for a transplant each year.
What happens when kidney disease progresses? Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.
Foreigners will be permanently banned from receiving kidneys for transplant in the Philippines to prevent the country from becoming a major black market Asian center
At a time when she really needed a miracle, Annamarie Ausnes found one in an unusual place.
A California doctor is accused of hastening death in order to procure a patient's organs. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
The singer says helping find a bone marrow donor for N.Y.C. mom Lisa Flynn keeps her "aware of how precious life really is"
A "guardian angel" comes forward after the singer tells PEOPLE about the donor search
A respected California transplant doctor faces charges he hastened a comatose man's death to retrieve his organs -- a far-reaching case that could impact the nation's organ donation industry.
Recognizing the treatment potential of stem cells harvested from discarded umbilical cords, some states are pushing to expand cord-blood donation
It's been a busy week for Rihanna, but when the Grammy-winning singer learned about a leukemia-stricken New York City mom of two who desperately needs a marrow transplant, she immediately stepped forward to help.
The alleged mastermind of a kidney transplant scheme in India has admitted to his involvement in about 300 transplants over the last 12 to 13 years, police said Friday.
Shocked but not surprised seems to sum up Indian reaction to a transplant ring harvesting kidneys from laborers
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he supports plans to allow hospitals to take dead patients' organs without their prior consent.
Last week SI writer Richard Deitsch interviewed Everson Walls for the magazine's Q&A. The retired Cowboy donated a kidney to ex-teammate Ron Springs last February. Here are additional excepts from their conversation:
An Ecuadoran lawyer leading a landmark environmental lawsuit, a U.S. expatriate who encourages attendance at rural African schools and a Ugandan missionary who runs a boarding school for girls abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army were given special recognition at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" Thursday night.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.
A game-show in which kidney patients compete to win a donor organ -- it sounded too weird to be true. It was
In a new Dutch program, three desperately ill candidates will compete for a single donor kidney. Lifesaving reality, or a new low for reality TV?
A Kentucky man who had been on the lam for more than a year after he was released from jail to donate a kidney to his son was captured in Mexico on Wednesday, a deputy U.S. Marshal said.
In 1982, transplant surgeon Dr. Clive Callender and his colleagues sat down to took a look at African-American organ donation numbers, and they were grim.
What lengths would you go to for health or well-being? Would you get plastic surgery in Mexico? Or buy fertility drugs on the black market? Or get a potentially life-saving organ if you weren't certain of its origin?
A Kentucky teenager whose dad went on the lam after being let out of jail to donate a kidney to his ailing son has successfully undergone a kidney transplant.
Barry Mendez gave one of his kidneys to a stranger -- a good-natured act that has stirred concern among medical ethicists.
Danny Boone donated a section of his liver to his brother, a gift of life that led to his death.
First Hurricane Katrina blew away his chosen hospital.
Dr. Heather Ross, medical director of the cardiac transplant program at Toronto General Hospital, doesn't just recommend rehab, she lives it with her patients.
Four years ago Mohammad Ashraf, desperate for money, sold one of his kidneys to repay a debt.
Rabies spread by organs taken from an infected donor has killed three transplant recipients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
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