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German scientists create see-through human organs
11 PICTURES
Science
Science
German scientists create see-through human organs
11 PICTURES
VENEZUELA-SHORTAGES/PROTEST
RTX5SLHB
April 18, 2018
Yelagnia Ochoa, a kidney transplanted patient, wearing a cap with a text that reads "I do not want to...
Caracas, Venezuela
Yelagnia Ochoa, a kidney transplanted patient, takes part in a protest due to the shortage of medicine...
Yelagnia Ochoa, a kidney transplanted patient, wearing a cap with a text that reads "I do not want to die", takes part in a protest due to the shortage of medicine outside the Health Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-SHORTAGES/PROTEST
RTX5SLAE
April 18, 2018
Iraida Barona, a kidney transplant patient, waves a Venezuelan flag while she takes part in a protest...
Caracas, Venezuela
Iraida Barona, a kidney transplant patient, waves a Venezuelan flag while she takes part in a protest...
Iraida Barona, a kidney transplant patient, waves a Venezuelan flag while she takes part in a protest due to the shortages of medicines, outside the Health Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUV
February 20, 2018
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, works on the computer of a client at his house...
Caracas, Venezuela
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, works on the computer of a client at his house...
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, works on the computer of a client at his house in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUS
February 20, 2018
Reinaldo Olivares, a kidney transplanted patient, holds a placard with the shape of the map of Venezuela...
Caracas, Venezuela
Reinaldo Olivares, a kidney transplanted patient, holds a placard with the shape of the map of Venezuela,...
Reinaldo Olivares, a kidney transplanted patient, holds a placard with the shape of the map of Venezuela that reads, "Humanitarian emergency. I do not want to lose my organ", during a protest against medicinal shortages in Caracas, Venezuela February 8, 2018. Picture taken February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUR
February 20, 2018
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas,...
Caracas, Venezuela
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Castano was unable to find the drugs needed to keep her body from rejecting the organ. On Christmas Eve 2017, she was rushed to a state hospital. Her immune system had attacked the foreign organ and she lost her kidney shortly afterwards. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUP
February 20, 2018
Lismar Castellanos, 21, who lost her transplanted kidney, poses for a selfie with her mother and friends...
Caracas, Venezuela
Lismar Castellanos, 21, who lost her transplanted kidney, poses for a selfie with her mother and friends...
Lismar Castellanos, 21, who lost her transplanted kidney, poses for a selfie with her mother and friends during her birthday celebration at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Castellanos lost her transplanted kidney last year and is struggling to get the dialysis needed to keep her body functioning. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUN
February 20, 2018
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas,...
Caracas, Venezuela
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Castano was unable to find the drugs needed to keep her body from rejecting the organ. On Christmas Eve 2017, she was rushed to a state hospital. Her immune system had attacked the foreign organ and she lost her kidney shortly afterwards. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUI
February 20, 2018
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, shows his medicines at his house in Caracas, Venezuela...
Caracas, Venezuela
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, shows his medicines at his house in Caracas
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, shows his medicines at his house in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUH
February 20, 2018
Lismar Castellanos, 21, who lost her transplanted kidney, cries while she speaks on the phone with a...
Caracas, Venezuela
Lismar Castellanos, 21, who lost her transplanted kidney, cries while she speaks on the phone with a...
Lismar Castellanos, 21, who lost her transplanted kidney, cries while she speaks on the phone with a relative during her birthday celebration at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Castellanos lost her transplanted kidney last year and is struggling to get the dialysis needed to keep her body functioning. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUE
February 20, 2018
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, works on the computer of a client at his house...
Caracas, Venezuela
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, works on the computer of a client at his house...
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, works on the computer of a client at his house in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXUA
February 20, 2018
Pablo Tejada, a kidney transplanted patient, receives treatment in front of his daughter at a state hospital...
Caracas, Venezuela
Pablo Tejada, a kidney transplanted patient, receives treatment in front of his daughter at a state hospital...
Pablo Tejada, a kidney transplanted patient, receives treatment in front of his daughter at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Tejada has been unable to find the drugs needed to keep his body from rejecting the transplanted kidney and his immune system is attacking the foreign organ. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXU9
February 20, 2018
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, holds a placard that reads, "We have the right...
Caracas, Venezuela
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, holds a placard that reads, "We have the right...
Guillermo Habanero, 56, a kidney transplanted patient, holds a placard that reads, "We have the right to live. We do not want to die" while he takes part in a protest against medicinal shortages in Caracas, Venezuela February 8, 2018. Picture taken February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXU0
February 20, 2018
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, rides the metro after she received a dialysis...
Caracas, Venezuela
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, rides the metro after she received a dialysis...
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, rides the metro after she received a dialysis session at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2018. Castano was unable to find the drugs needed to keep her body from rejecting the organ. On Christmas Eve 2017, she was rushed to a state hospital. Her immune system had attacked the foreign organ and she lost her kidney shortly afterwards. Picture taken February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-TRANSPLANTS/
RTX4XXTY
February 20, 2018
Yasmira Castano (L), 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, walks helped by her mother after she received...
Caracas, Venezuela
Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, walks helped by her mother after she received...
Yasmira Castano (L), 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, walks helped by her mother after she received a dialysis session at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2018. Castano was unable to find the drugs needed to keep her body from rejecting the organ. On Christmas Eve 2017, she was rushed to a state hospital. Her immune system had attacked the foreign organ and she lost her kidney shortly afterwards. Picture taken February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX2IWLN
June 29, 2016
Natasha Suarez, a kidney transplant patient, holds a sign reading 'My health is not a game' during a...
Caracas, Venezuela
Suarez, a kidney transplant patient, holds a sign reading 'My health is not a game' during a protest...
Natasha Suarez, a kidney transplant patient, holds a sign reading 'My health is not a game' during a protest outside a pharmacy in Caracas, Venezuela June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
News
News
NZ bids farewell to Jonah Lomu
16 PICTURES
USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS
RTS5Q82
October 22, 2015
People walk in a corridor of the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers,...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
People walk in a corridor of the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers,...
People walk in a corridor of the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers, in San Juan, October 20, 2015. Puerto Rico is trying to build its medical tourism industry, from a current level of about $80 million a year to $300 million by 2017, as part of efforts to heal its chronically sick economy. Puerto Rico's potential as a transplant center is partly based on a macabre statistic - the Caribbean island had a murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate of 19.2 per 100,000 people in 2014 compared to 4.5 per 100,000 in the United States according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data. Picture taken October 20, 2015. To match Feature USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS REUTERS/Alvin Baez
USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS
RTS5Q7X
October 22, 2015
The hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers, is seen in San Juan, October...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers, is seen in San Juan
The hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers, is seen in San Juan, October 20, 2015. Puerto Rico is trying to build its medical tourism industry, from a current level of about $80 million a year to $300 million by 2017, as part of efforts to heal its chronically sick economy. Puerto Rico's potential as a transplant center is partly based on a macabre statistic - the Caribbean island had a murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate of 19.2 per 100,000 people in 2014 compared to 4.5 per 100,000 in the United States according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data. Picture taken October 20, 2015. To match Feature USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS REUTERS/Alvin Baez
USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS
RTS5Q7T
October 22, 2015
Surgeon Juan Del Rio poses for a photograph at the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Surgeon Del Rio poses for a photograph at the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant...
Surgeon Juan Del Rio poses for a photograph at the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers, in San Juan, October 20, 2015. Puerto Rico is trying to build its medical tourism industry, from a current level of about $80 million a year to $300 million by 2017, as part of efforts to heal its chronically sick economy. Puerto Rico's potential as a transplant center is partly based on a macabre statistic - the Caribbean island had a murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate of 19.2 per 100,000 people in 2014 compared to 4.5 per 100,000 in the United States according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data. Picture taken October 20, 2015. To match Feature USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS REUTERS/Alvin Baez
USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS
RTS5Q7R
October 22, 2015
Surgeon Juan Del Rio poses for a photograph at the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Surgeon Del Rio poses for a photograph at the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant...
Surgeon Juan Del Rio poses for a photograph at the hospital Auxilio Mutuo, that houses liver and kidney transplant centers, in San Juan, October 20, 2015. Puerto Rico is trying to build its medical tourism industry, from a current level of about $80 million a year to $300 million by 2017, as part of efforts to heal its chronically sick economy. Puerto Rico's potential as a transplant center is partly based on a macabre statistic - the Caribbean island had a murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate of 19.2 per 100,000 people in 2014 compared to 4.5 per 100,000 in the United States according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data. Picture taken October 20, 2015. To match Feature USA-PUERTORICO/TRANSPLANTS REUTERS/Alvin Baez
PHILIPPINES-MASSACRE/
RTX1KSSL
July 18, 2015
Relatives and supporters stand near a vehicle containing the body of former Maguindanao province Governor...
Cotabato, Philippines
Relatives and supporters stand near a vehicle containing the body of former Maguindanao province Governor...
Relatives and supporters stand near a vehicle containing the body of former Maguindanao province Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. at the airport in Cotabato city in southern Philippines July 18, 2015. The main suspect on trial for the 2009 mass murder of a rival family and journalists in the southern Philippines died late Friday, a lawyer and family members said. Andal Ampatuan Sr., the patriach of a political clan, died at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, where he was comatose after suffering a heart attack on Monday. Some family members were at his bedside, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio told the local press. REUTERS/Marconi Navales
PHILIPPINES-MASSACRE/
RTX1KSRU
July 18, 2015
A casket containing the body of former Maguindanao province Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. is unloaded from...
Cotabato, Philippines
A casket containing the body of former Maguindanao province Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. is unloaded from...
A casket containing the body of former Maguindanao province Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. is unloaded from a passenger plane at the airport in Cotabato city in southern Philippines July 18, 2015. The main suspect on trial for the 2009 mass murder of a rival family and journalists in the southern Philippines died late Friday, a lawyer and family members said. Andal Ampatuan Sr., the patriach of a political clan, died at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, where he was comatose after suffering a heart attack on Monday. Some family members were at his bedside, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio told the local press. REUTERS/Marconi Navales
PALESTINIANS-EGYPT/GAZA
RTX13ISS
September 12, 2013
Palestinian Samir Abu Tahoun, 57, undergoes kidney dialysis at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City September...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Abu Tahoun undergoes kidney dialysis at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City
Palestinian Samir Abu Tahoun, 57, undergoes kidney dialysis at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City September 12, 2013. Hooked up to a dialysis machine, Abu Tahoun can only sit and wait for the gates to a new life to open. For Abu Tahoun seeking a kidney transplant in Cairo, that means the border crossing from the Gaza Strip to Egypt, whose army-backed government has sharply limited entry from the Islamist Hamas-run territory since the military deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi two months ago. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
PALESTINIANS-EGYPT/GAZA
RTX13IS7
September 12, 2013
Palestinian Samir Abu Tahoun, 57, (back C) undergoes kidney dialysis at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Samir Abu Tahoun, undergoes kidney dialysis at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City
Palestinian Samir Abu Tahoun, 57, (back C) undergoes kidney dialysis at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City September 12, 2013. Hooked up to a dialysis machine, Abu Tahoun can only sit and wait for the gates to a new life to open. For Abu Tahoun seeking a kidney transplant in Cairo, that means the border crossing from the Gaza Strip to Egypt, whose army-backed government has sharply limited entry from the Islamist Hamas-run territory since the military deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi two months ago. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39THH
October 31, 2012
Jonathan, 6, sits on a wheelchair after undergoing hemodialysis at the infant nephrology ward of the...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Jonathan sits on a wheelchair after undergoing hemodialysis at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt...
Jonathan, 6, sits on a wheelchair after undergoing hemodialysis at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City, October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39THD
October 31, 2012
Fernanda Ajche, 12, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment
, is seen with a catheter in her left...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Fernanda is seen with a catheter in her left arm at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital...
Fernanda Ajche, 12, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment
, is seen with a catheter in her left arm at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39TH3
October 31, 2012
Cindy Ayala, 11, watches television during her peritoneal dialysis treatment in the infant nephrology...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Cindy watches television during her peritoneal dialysis treatment in the infant nephrology ward of the...
Cindy Ayala, 11, watches television during her peritoneal dialysis treatment in the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39TGU
October 31, 2012
Dulce Chavez, 10, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment, receives a injection containing Eritropoyetina,...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Dulce receives an injection at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City...
Dulce Chavez, 10, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment, receives a injection containing Eritropoyetina, a medicine, after her medical treatment at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39TGT
October 31, 2012
Dulce Chavez, 10, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment, receives a injection containing Eritropoyetina,...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Dulce receives an injection at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City...
Dulce Chavez, 10, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment, receives a injection containing Eritropoyetina, a medicine, after her medical treatment at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39TGF
October 31, 2012
Fernanda Ajche, 12, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment
, shows veins which are visible on her...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Fernanda shows veins which are visible on her arm at ward in Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City
Fernanda Ajche, 12, a patient undergoing hemodialysis treatment
, shows veins which are visible on her arm at the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39TG4
October 31, 2012
Cindy Ayala, 11, watches television during her peritoneal dialysis treatment in the infant nephrology...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Cindy watches television during her peritoneal dialysis treatment in the infant nephrology ward of the...
Cindy Ayala, 11, watches television during her peritoneal dialysis treatment in the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTR39TFX
October 31, 2012
Jonathan, 6, undergoes hemodialysis in the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Jonathan, 6, undergoes hemodialysis in the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala...
Jonathan, 6, undergoes hemodialysis in the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City, October 30, 2012. According to hospital authorities, the infant nephrology ward of the Roosevelt hospital, which was inaugurated in April 2011, provides treatment for around 1500 patients in a year. The ward can provide hemodialysis treatment for 24 patients and peritoneal dialysis for 70 patients. A total of 32 kidney transplants have been performed at this ward. Picture taken on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR37H2V
September 04, 2012
Man Bahadur Tamang, 51, who sold his kidney for 64,000 Nepalese rupees ($727) due to poverty, looks in...
Kavre, Nepal
Man Bahadur Tamang, 51, who sold his kidney for 64,000 Nepalese rupees ($727) due to poverty, looks in...
Man Bahadur Tamang, 51, who sold his kidney for 64,000 Nepalese rupees ($727) due to poverty, looks in the mirror as he combs his hair at his home in Kavre September 4, 2012. According to the Kavre District Health Officer Dr Arjun Prasad Sapkota, about 150 villagers from two to three villages in Kavre district have gone to neighbouring India to sell their kidney due to poverty and a lack of awareness in health education. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
NEPAL/
RTR37H2K
September 04, 2012
Krishna Bahadur Bajagai, 60, who sold his kidney due to poverty, lifts his shirt to show the incision...
Kavre, Nepal
Krishna Bahadur Bajagai, 60, who sold his kidney due to poverty, lifts his shirt to show the incision...
Krishna Bahadur Bajagai, 60, who sold his kidney due to poverty, lifts his shirt to show the incision scar from the operation, in Kavre September 4, 2012. Bajagai says he had agreed to sell his kidney, but was later cheated by the broker and did not receive any payment after the operation in India. According to the Kavre District Health Officer Dr Arjun Prasad Sapkota, about 150 villagers from two to three villages in Kavre district have gone to neighbouring India to sell their kidney due to poverty and a lack of awareness in health education. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
Health
Health
Kidney Swaps Help Extend Lives - 06 Aug 2012
21 PICTURES
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
RTR361US
August 03, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Members of a surgical team implant a donated harvested kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Members of surgical team implant donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part...
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Members of a surgical team implant a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
RTR361UJ
August 03, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera (R) implants a donated harvested kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera implants donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera (R) implants a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
RTR361U2
August 03, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera prepares donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
RTR361TY
August 03, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera prepares donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera prepares a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
RTR361TW
August 03, 2012
Surgeon James Guarrera carries a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera carries donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Abernathy as part of five-way...
Surgeon James Guarrera carries a donated harvested kidney to transplant into patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
RTR361TJ
August 03, 2012
Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera harvests damaged kidney of patient Abernathy as part of five-way organ transplant swap...
Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon Karim Zalazun looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Zalazun looks at monitor displaying donor kidney for patient Abernathy, who participated in five-way...
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Surgeon Karim Zalazun looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney for patient Adam Abernathy, who participated in a five-way organ transplant swap, in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else will donate a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy (C) walks to surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy walks to surgery to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New...
Adam Abernathy (C) walks to surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
A surgical team prepares Adam Abernathy for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgical team prepares Abernathy for surgery to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
A surgical team prepares Adam Abernathy for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney of a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap...
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive donated kidney as part of five-way organ transplant swap...
Adam Abernathy is prepared for surgery to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Guarrera harvests damaged kidney of patient Abernathy as part of five-way organ transplant swap...
ATTENTION EDITORS - GRAPHIC CONTENT

Surgeon James Guarrera harvests the damaged kidney of patient Adam Abernathy as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of a chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
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Surgeon Lloyd Ratner looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeon Ratner looks at monitor displaying donor kidney for patient Abernathy, who participated in five-way...
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Surgeon Lloyd Ratner looks at a monitor displaying a donor kidney for patient Adam Abernathy, who participated in a five-way organ transplant swap, in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
Surgeons Lloyd Ratner (R) and Karim Zalazun (L) harvest a donor kidney for patient Andrew Abernathy,...
New York, UNITED STATES
Surgeons Ratner and Zalazun harvest donor kidney for patient Abernathy, who participated in five-way...
Surgeons Lloyd Ratner (R) and Karim Zalazun (L) harvest a donor kidney for patient Andrew Abernathy, who participated in a five-way organ transplant swap, in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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August 03, 2012
A nurse puts an IV in the arm of David Ferguson as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way...
New York, UNITED STATES
Nurse puts IV in arm of Ferguson as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
A nurse puts an IV in the arm of David Ferguson as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Ferguson's partner Andrew Abernathy received a donated a kidney for transplant from a stranger while Ferguson's donated kidney went to another person as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy listens to doctor's instructions as he waits to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way...
Adam Abernathy (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allow five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
David Ferguson (L) looks in on his partner Adam Abernathy prior to them participating in a five-way organ...
New York, UNITED STATES
Ferguson looks in on his partner Abernathy prior to them participating in five-way organ transplant swap...
David Ferguson (L) looks in on his partner Adam Abernathy prior to them participating in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
Adam Abernathy frowns as a nurse puts an IV in his arm as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part...
New York, UNITED STATES
Abernathy frowns as nurse puts IV in his arm as he waits to receive donated kidney as part of a five-way...
Adam Abernathy frowns as a nurse puts an IV in his arm as he waits to receive a donated kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Abernathy's partner David Ferguson donated a kidney for transplant to a stranger while at the same time someone else donated a kidney to Abernathy as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
David Ferguson (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way...
New York, UNITED STATES
Ferguson listens to doctor's instructions as he waits to donate kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant...
David Ferguson (L) listens to a doctor's instructions as he waits to donate a kidney as part of a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Ferguson's partner Adam Abernathy received a donated a kidney for transplant from a stranger while Ferguson's donated kidney went to another person as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
Honica Brittman (R) listens to a doctor's instructions as she waits to take part in a five-way organ...
New York, UNITED STATES
Brittman listens to doctor's instructions as she waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap...
Honica Brittman (R) listens to a doctor's instructions as she waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Brittman donated a kidney for transplant as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Experts say donors such as Brittman are key to helping the over 90,000 people awaiting a kidney transplant in the United States, according to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-KIDNEY/SWAP
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August 03, 2012
Honica Brittman waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Brittman...
New York, UNITED STATES
Brittman waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York
Honica Brittman waits to take part in a five-way organ transplant swap in New York, August 1, 2012. Brittman donated a kidney for transplant as part of chain of kidney donations that allowed five people to receive a transplanted kidney over a two day period. The health dangers for kidney donors is believed to be low. The risk of death from the surgery is 1 in 1,700, according to the National Kidney Foundation, and life expectancy is said to be unchanged with one kidney. Experts say donors such as Brittman are key to helping the over 90,000 people awaiting a kidney transplant in the United States, according to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Picture taken August 1, 2012. To match story USA-KIDNEY/SWAP REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
USA-HEALTH/FATHERSDAY
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June 16, 2012
Thomas Charney and his daughter Laura pose for a portrait at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical...
New York, UNITED STATES
Charney and his daughter Laura pose for portrait at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center...
Thomas Charney and his daughter Laura pose for a portrait at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center June 15, 2012. Laura donated a kidney to her father and the two were recovering from surgery. Charney's kidney transplant is one of roughly 16,000 that take place each year, though National Institutes of Health statistics show less than 20 percent of the donations come from relatives who are living. At the moment, about 80,000 people are on the waiting list for a donation, according the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Picture taken June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
USA-HEALTH/FATHERSDAY
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June 16, 2012
Thomas Charney and his daughter Laura pose for a portrait at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical...
New York, UNITED STATES
Thomas Charney and his daughter Laura Charney pose for a portrait at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell...
Thomas Charney and his daughter Laura pose for a portrait at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center June 15, 2012. Laura donated a kidney to her father and the two were recovering from surgery. Charney's kidney transplant is one of roughly 16,000 that take place each year, though National Institutes of Health statistics show less than 20 percent of the donations come from relatives who are living. At the moment, about 80,000 people are on the waiting list for a donation, according the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Picture taken June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
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