Many kidneys discarded in the United States would be transplanted in France

French organ transplant centers are far more likely to accept “lower-rated” kidneys, like those from older organ donors, than centers in the United States, according to a first-of-its kind analysis published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. French transplant centers would have transplanted more than 60 percent—about 17,500 kidneys—of the nearly Continue Reading

Twilight zone: Human head successfully transplanted on a corpse; professor claims the next operation will be on a live human

On the morning of Nov. 17, 2017, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero made a shocking announcement at a press conference in Vienna. The professor claimed that the world’s first human head transplant was performed on a corpse in China. Led by Chinese orthopedic surgeon Xiaoping Ren, the team at Harbin Medical Continue Reading