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Heart Transplant Footage Shows How Far Medical Science Has Come

Heart Transplant Footage Shows How Far Medical Science Has Come | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report is about how heart transplantation has progressed over the last 45 years and contains video footage of a Heart Transplant procedure. 

Since the first transplant at one programme in the United States,

Stanford University Hospital in 1968, doctors and scientists have refined the operation to an astounding degree. The video can also be viewed by clicking on the following link-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGtLYtOwtxA

 

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An example of quality video footage of a transplant procedure which has been posted online. Not for the squeamish however.

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NTSB rules in 2011 Mayo Clinic helicopter crash

NTSB rules in 2011 Mayo Clinic helicopter crash | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

From the United States comes the news that the NTSB has published a ruling on a helicopter crash in 2011 that led to the deaths of members of an organ retrieval team.

 

Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Clay County that killed a Mayo Clinic heart surgeon and technician say financial pressures contributed to the pilot's decision to continue flying through deteriorating weather.

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Organ donor surgical teams often have to travel, including by air, in order to retrieve organs from deceased donors and then return to their base hospital. This report serves as a reminder that safety is paramount when air travel is involved.

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Transplanting Whole Cornea Not Always Necessary - Medical News Today

Transplanting Whole Cornea Not Always Necessary - Medical News Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What kind of surgical techniques are now being used to successfully transplant corneas? This update comes via Medical News Today.

 

Transplanting Whole Cornea Not Always Necessary. In 2010, over 42000 cornea transplants were carried out in the USA, in comparison with 12600 solid-organ transplants in 2008 that include the kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, heart, and small bowel. Hence corneal transplants are reasonably common and are very much an important treatment modality for restoring vision for some forms of eye disease ..........

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Croatia assists Serbia with organ transplant surgeries - Southeast European Times

Croatia assists Serbia with organ transplant surgeries - Southeast European Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Report of co-operation between two Eastern European countries to facilitate a much needed increase in organ transplants.

 

As a leader in organ transplant procedures and surgeries, Croatia is providing both doctors and training to help its Southeast European neighbours perform more...

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25 years of heart transplant surgery in Lithuania | The Lithuania ...

25 years of heart transplant surgery in Lithuania | The Lithuania ... | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What did it take to get heart transplantation surgery off the ground in Lithuania 25 years ago? How was an organ donation system established in what was then a non Western country?

 

Several weeks ago, surgeons performed heart transplant surgery on a three-month-old baby and gave new hope to the Lisinskai family as well as making one more significant step in the history of Lithuanian medicine. Click on the banner headline to read on ...

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