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In a medical first, a man with terminal heart disease gets a transplant of genetically modified pig heart

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A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery, University of Maryland Medicine said in a news release Monday. David Be...

Chrissy Teigen responds to backlash after debuting eyebrow transplant: ‘Gonna give yourselves a heart attack’

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The model and entrepreneur, 35, showed off her new eyebrow transformation over the weekend to much dismay and took to her Instagram Stories on Monday to respond to the criticism, using a screenshot of a recent online...

US surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

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For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire sho...

Texas officer shot in back during ambush attack needs transplant, bullets damaged kidneys, fiancé says

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Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Darryl Garrett, 28, has undergone several surgeries so that doctors could remove bullet fragments that damaged some of his organs, Lajah Richardson told KHOU-TV. She said tha...

Unvaxxed Colorado woman speaks out after hospital denies life-saving transplant: ‘My days are numbered’

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"I believe that my days are numbered as I continue to deteriorate in my GFR numbers," Leilani Lutali said. GFR, or glomerular filtration rate, measures how well the kidneys are functioning in filtering out toxins and...

Unvaccinated Colorado woman who was denied kidney transplant shares story on ‘Fox & Friends First’

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Leilani Lutali and her kidney donor, Jaimee Fougner, sat down with "Fox & Friends First" Thursday to tell their story.  In August, Leilani was told that her having a vaccine was not a prerequisite to receiving he...

Selena Gomez calls out ‘The Good Fight’ for ‘tasteless’ kidney transplant ‘joke’

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The 29-year-old actress and singer took to Twitter on Tuesday to reportedly call out "The Good Fight" for including a "joke" about her kidney transplant. "I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for t...

Firefighter talks new life 5 years after historic face transplant

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After undergoing what was considered in 2016 to be the most extensive face transplant ever performed, Hardison returned to his family in Mississippi to begin his new life over a decade after he sustained extensive fa...

Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patient

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A Japanese woman whose lungs were severely damaged by Covid-19 has received what doctors say is the world's first lung transplant from living donors to a recovered coronavirus patient. Kyoto University Hospital sai...

World’s first face and hands transplant gives New Jersey man a second chance at life

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It's been more than two years since Joe Dimeo could smile. In July 2018, Dimeo, 20 at the time, fell asleep at the wheel of his car on Route 22 in New Jersey. He lost control, and the car hit the curb, flipping over...

NBC apologizes for Selena Gomez kidney transplant joke on ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot

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NBC Universal is apologizing to Selena Gomez after one of its newest shows mocked her kidney transplant. The joke referencing Gomez's health issues is made on Peacock's "Saved by the Bell" reboot, during its sixth e...

Selena Gomez is proud to show her transplant scar

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Selena Gomez is feeling confident and proud, and is showing the world her kidney transplant scar, three years after receiving a new organ from her best friend. The singer and actress revealed in 2017 that she had r...