transplant

Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle.
Manuel Valdes/AP Photo
March 04, 2019 - 8:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and still free...
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Rasheena Phinisee
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Cherri Gregg
February 22, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rasheena Phinisee is a force when it comes to organ donation. Her motivation is personal: Her daughter Assiah went into liver failure as an infant. "Me being a first-time mom, it was a very traumatizing experience," Phinisee said. "The journey in the beginning was...
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Organ Donation.
Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gift of Life organ donor program is celebrating a successful 2018 while looking at ways to improve in 2019. For the 11th straight year, the Philadelphia region and the tri-state area served by Gift of Life led the nation in organs donated and the number of organs...
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Dreamstime
February 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not something we commonly talk about, but the blood pressure in our very small blood vessels, called capillaries, do have a dramatic impact on our...
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Dreamstime
January 01, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Iceland has a new way to sign people up for the organ donor list. A new law in Iceland goes into effect this month in which, rather than registering to be an organ donor, citizens are automatically organ donors unless they...
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Howard Nathan, president and CEO of Gift of Life Donor Program
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Jim Melwert
July 10, 2018 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Gift of Life Donor Program marked president and CEO Howard Nathan's 40th anniversary with the organization with a celebration Tuesday morning. It was humble beginnings for Howard Nathan when he was hired in July, 1978, by Steve Sammut at what was then called The...
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surgery
April 24, 2018 - 2:34 pm
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "...
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