Spain has broken its own world record for the number of organs donated in one single day, cementing its postition as global transplant leader. Spain’s health ministry said that it was the solidarity of Spanish citizens, combined with an excellent network of hospitals and transplant specialists “that has made Spain the world leader in transplants…

https://news.vice.com/article/california-has-finally-stopped-denying-organ-transplants-to-medical-marijuana-users  The use of marijuana to cope with a major illness is becoming more common as 23 states have now legalized some form of medicinal marijuana. However, the drug can create problems at transplant centers since it is still illegal on the federal level, forcing medical staff and surgeons to consider if it should be…

http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/grief-and-easter/ For me Easter isn’t the holiday that first comes to mind when we talk about how hard grief can be on the holidays or special days. And yet crawling out of winter, filled with dark and cold, into Easter and spring, filled with bunnies and baskets and pink, it can be a jarring as…

After reading so many of the inaccurate and dangerous headlines from the past few days, we couldn’t stay silent. Please read and share our open letter to the media as we discuss the cost of a sensationalist headline; grief to a family coping with tragedy; disrespect to millions of hardworking medical professionals; enormous pain to…

Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian who has a degenerative muscle condition known as Werdnig-Hoffman, wants to become the first person to undergo a human head transplant. It would be performed by an Italian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero, who says he believes he has a 90 percent chance of success. “Are we ready for the first…

Welcome to “TRIO Marylands” Blog – a place where people that are “Transplant Living” get connected. To get started… Introduce yourself. Tell your story. Read Stories from other who are “Transplant Living”.

Human organs are being grown inside sheep and pigs in a bid to save the lives of those on organ donation waiting lists. More than 50 sheep and pigs have been implanted with human-animal hybrid embryos with the aim of them developing into fully functional human hearts, livers and other major organs. Read more….and give…

Deciding whether to write your donor family is a personal and sometimes difficult decision. Perhaps you don’t feel ready to write or don’t know exactly what to say, or maybe you are bursting to thank your donor’s family and tell them of the impact their loved one had on your life. You have a unique story to tell,…

More than 100,000 people in our country are currently waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant  How can we lower this number ?? Your comments…….

How did you feel when you received your ” Second Chance” in life ?? When most people think about getting an organ transplant, they focus on the obvious physical aspects: the illness, the operation, and the healing. They’re less likely to think about the emotional impact. But that can be profound too, both for you and…

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