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Why People May Have Pig Organs Inside Them One Day

Why People May Have Pig Organs Inside Them One Day

More than 116,000 Americans are waiting to receive an organ transplant, and about 20 die each day during the wait. Scientists are eager to find solutions to the organ shortage. That’s why a recent
Why People May Have Pig Organs Inside Them One Day

Why People May Have Pig Organs Inside Them One Day

More than 116,000 Americans are waiting to receive an organ transplant, and about 20 die each day during the wait. Scientists are eager to find solutions to the organ shortage. That’s why a recent
Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse

Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse

One nice thing about teddy bears is that if your dog tears the head off of your child’s favorite one, you can just sew it back on. But you don’t proclaim your achievement a “wild success”—rather, you
Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse

Head Transplant Doctor Claims First Successful Human Head Transplant...on a Corpse

One nice thing about teddy bears is that if your dog tears the head off of your child’s favorite one, you can just sew it back on. But you don’t proclaim your achievement a “wild success”—rather, you
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Happy Anniversary, Heart Transplant

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Happy Anniversary, Heart Transplant

Christiaan Barnard, center, with other heart surgeons and a model of the human heart in 1967.
Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Dr. Robert T. Gunby Jr. delivering a baby born to a woman who had received a transplanted uterus. This was the first birth after a uterus transplant in the United States, at Baylor University Medical
Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Dr. Robert T. Gunby Jr. delivering a baby born to a woman who had received a transplanted uterus. This was the first birth after a uterus transplant in the United States, at Baylor University Medical
Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Dr. Robert T. Gunby Jr. delivering a baby born to a woman who had received a transplanted uterus. This was the first birth after a uterus transplant in the United States, at Baylor University Medical
Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Dr. Robert T. Gunby Jr. delivering a baby born to a woman who had received a transplanted uterus. This was the first birth after a uterus transplant in the United States, at Baylor University Medical
Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Sharon Fawcett, at home in Stamford, Conn., has end-stage liver disease. Like 14,100 other patients in the United States, Ms. Fawcett is waiting for a liver transplant.
Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Sharon Fawcett, at home in Stamford, Conn., has end-stage liver disease. Like 14,100 other patients in the United States, Ms. Fawcett is waiting for a liver transplant.
Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Sharon Fawcett, at home in Stamford, Conn., has end-stage liver disease. Like 14,100 other patients in the United States, Ms. Fawcett is waiting for a liver transplant.
Teterboro Airport: Steeped in Glamour, History and Noise

Teterboro Airport: Steeped in Glamour, History and Noise

Outside a Meridian hangar at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. “We cater to a very discerning clientele,” said Kirk Stephen, director of marketing for Meridian.
Teterboro Airport: Steeped in Glamour, History and Noise

Teterboro Airport: Steeped in Glamour, History and Noise

Outside a Meridian hangar at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. “We cater to a very discerning clientele,” said Kirk Stephen, director of marketing for Meridian.
For the Living, a Donated Face. For the Dead, a Lifelike Replacement.

For the Living, a Donated Face. For the Dead, a Lifelike Replacement.

Doctors at New York University have developed a 3-D printed mask for use on a face-transplant donor.
U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

A National Health Service organ donor card. Though public opinion surveys show that a vast majority of people in developed countries favor organ donation, far fewer sign up as donors.
U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

A National Health Service organ donor card. Though public opinion surveys show that a vast majority of people in developed countries favor organ donation, far fewer sign up as donors.