organ donation

Should You Be Allowed To Sell Your Kidney?

Should You Be Allowed To Sell Your Kidney?

There are currently 96,559 candidates on the list awaiting a kidney transplant in the US, and over 1500 people on the waiting list in Australia. In major cities in the US, the average wait is five to ten years. In Australia, the average wait is over three years. For those…

This Heart In A Jar Could Make Heart Transplants Safer

This Heart In A Jar Could Make Heart Transplants Safer

What looks like a prop from a steampunk movie is actually a partially decellularised heart in a bioreactor. This heart has the potential to save the lives of heart attack patients and, one day, people who need heart transplants too.