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Philip Guyett of Donor Referral Services, the former trader of human tissue who was ordered to shut down earlier this month, says it was easy to get into the industry, and people who know the body-parts business agree, according to a report in the Raleigh, N.C.-based News and Observer newspaper. Guyett is at the center [Sign in to read the full article...]
Bausch & Lomb Inc.’s global recall of a popular contact lens solution in May appears to have stopped the spread of a serious eye infection but U.S. scientists still do not know what caused the outbreak, according to a study released August 22 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers at the CDC [Sign in to read the full article...]
New research from the University of California-Los Angeles shows that combined liver-kidney transplants appear to benefit patients with diseases in both organs, including patients with potentially reversible kidney failure who have been receiving dialysis for longer than two months. The findings are published in the current issue of the Archives of Surgery. “Our study indicates [Sign in to read the full article...]
Although more than 3,000 Hispanics received the gift of life through organ and tissue donation in 2005, strongly held myths regarding donation continue to be the major barrier preventing many Hispanics from becoming organ and tissue donors, according to a press release from Donate Life America. Misconceptions include the beliefs that doctors in an emergency [Sign in to read the full article...]