A 21-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the face has undergone a total face transplant at Cleveland Clinic. It’s the hospital’s first transplant of effectively 100 percent of a patient’s facial tissue, and its third face transplant overall.
Discover the facts about uterus transplant. Learn why it gives women with uterine factor infertility their only chance to carry a pregnancy.
Cleveland Clinic is the first U.S. center to screen women for uterus transplant. The research study, groundbreaking for the United States, offers hope to women who can’t carry a pregnancy because of uterine factor infertility.
If you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a fraction of the time. They find … Read More
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The wait for a donor kidney or lung may get shorter — at least for some on transplant wait lists. That’s because of recent changes to the U.S. transplant system. In December 2014, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) introduced a new way of matching transplant candidates with donor kidneys. … Read More
Liver cancer is on the rise in the United States, but less-invasive laparoscopic surgery is easing treatment for some patients. Cancer of the liver is becoming more common due to such factors as hepatitis C, as well as another condition called non-alcohol fatty liver disease. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer. … Read More
No two livers are exactly alike. This uniqueness creates difficulty for surgeons, who need to remove damaged areas of a liver while keeping healthy areas intact. Enter 3D printing. This technology creates highly accurate 3D models that surgeons can use as visual aids to prepare for each individual’s unique anatomy. That preparation is necessary with … Read More
It’s alive! Think Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with the best of intentions. Cleveland Clinic researchers are reviving rejected donor lungs through an innovative new technique. Surgeons are only able to use about 20 percent of lungs from donors. Addressing the donor lung shortage It’s a troubling fact: there are more patients in need of transplants than suitable donor lungs. Each year … Read More
Today across the U.S., more than 117,000 people are waiting for that gift of life from an organ donor. Trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss are all reasons why someone may need an organ, tissue or blood donation at some point in their lives. It could happen to any one … Read More
With bone marrow transplants we try to beat leukemia, lymphoma and other serious blood diseases by replacing unhealthy blood-forming cells in your bone marrow with healthy ones. Cord blood transplant is one of the newer options we have for these procedures. Cord blood is umbilical cord blood, taken from a baby’s umbilical cord and placenta … Read More