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Becky Sheaves - Your stem cell donations could save someone's life
Western Morning News
But it really does work – once a successful stem cell transplant has taken place, a patient with blood cancer becomes totally healthy, with a brand new immune system. It's a modern day miracle and one we can all perform – let's give it our best shot ...


BBC News

NHS to test blood made in a laboratory
BBC News
The new blood cells will be made in bulk from stem cells that normally circulate in the blood. Around 20 people will be given small quantities of the "lab-blood" as part of safety tests. NHS Blood and Transplant said it would be a "landmark" moment and ...
The First Human Clinical Trial of Synthetic Blood Will Begin SoonSmithsonian

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Belfast Telegraph

Sue Lloyd-Roberts on the challenges of living with cancer
Belfast Telegraph
And, for the first time in memory, I have beautifully manicured nails. Now that I am no longer working for the BBC nor tending to the small hotel that I run with my husband in Spain, they have grown long. They look like the hands of ... I had two weeks ...


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Birmingham cancer teen Omar Al Shaikh marries days before death
BBC News
His mother said he was strong right until the end. "He died in peace," she said. Friends and relatives are urging people to sign the Anthony Nolan register. The charity recruits stem cell donors and carries out research to make bone marrow transplants ...

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Reporter Sue Lloyd-Roberts' bid for stem cell match
BBC News
Ms Lloyd-Roberts has now been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia and urgently needs a donor whose tissue type is the same as hers so she can have a stem cell transplant. She told Victoria Derbyshire potential donors need to be aged ...
Sue Lloyd-Roberts urges passers-by to become stem cell donorsDaily Mail
Sue Lloyd-Roberts: Why waiting for a stem-cell donor to treat my cancer is my ...The Independent

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Made Here: Transplant Tales, BBC One Scotland
allmediascotland.com (press release)
TV production company, Matchlight, based in Glasgow, has been given what is being described as “unprecedented access to Scotland's Transplant Service at a time of crisis as it tries to cope with increased demand but fewer organs”. The resulting two ...


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Why are Australian organ donation rates so low?
BBC News
Despite investing heavily in its organ donation system in recent years, the Australian government is again asking why donor numbers have failed to rise significantly. Knowing her brother's heart still beats inside another chest helps Shivaun Deacon ...

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Hospitals urge Muslims to donate organs
BBC News
Hospitals in the West Midlands are urging Muslims to consider donating their organs for patients waiting for transplants. Muslims needing an organ donation, such as a new kidney or liver, wait on average a year longer than non-Muslims. This is due to a ...

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US man has first skull and scalp transplant
BBC News
The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US. James Boysen, who is 55 and from Texas, was missing the whole of the crown of his head after treatment for a rare type of cancer. He was also given a ...

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MSP publishes 'soft opt-out' organ donor bill
BBC News
Plans to introduce a "soft opt-out" system for organ donation in Scotland have been published at Holyrood. Labour's Anne McTaggart has support from MSPs of all parties for her bill. The current "opt-in" system requires a proactive choice by an ...

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California governor signs vaccine bill
KSPR
"Children, pregnant women, seniors and people with cancer, organ transplants and other conditions are counting on us to make sure science prevails." Under the proposal, if a parent chooses to not vaccinate their child, the parent would have to home ...

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Gizmodo India

Blowing in the Wind: The Mysterious Kawasaki Disease
Gizmodo India
A month before I fell ill, I was watching a CNN news broadcast in awe as anti-aircraft fire lit up the night skies over Baghdad. It was the start of the US-led .... Despite the shortage of samples, Rowley's group has managed to build a collection of ...

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Calif. vaccine bill banning personal, religious exemptions advan - ABC-7.com ...
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(CNN) -- The California House passed a proposal that would outlaw a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations. The controversial proposal now returns to the Senate, which must approve ...

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CNN

California vaccine bill that bans personal, religious exemptions advances
CNN
"Children, pregnant women, seniors and people with cancer, organ transplants and other conditions are counting on us to make sure science prevails." Under the proposal, if a parent chooses to not vaccinate their child, the parent would have to home ...
California advances vaccine bill that bans personal, religious exemptionsWQAD.com

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CNN

Will a head transplant create a new person?
CNN
Quassim Cassam is a professor of philosophy at University of Warwick. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide ...

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