Mother"s anguish as son she hoped would keep her sick daughter alive is also diagnosed with same life-threatening condition

Mother's anguish as son she hoped would keep her sick daughter alive is also diagnosed with same life-threatening blood disorder Emma Whittaker, 4, and her brother James, 3, have Fanconi Anaemia The rare blood disorder can lead to bone marrow failure and cancerEmma was diagnosed first and it was hoped James' bone marrow could help But family's hopes dashed two months later when he was also diagnosed They are now desperately searching for bone marrow donor to save Emma when her mother noticed she was bruising easily.

How donor organs could soon be made on demand using "3D printers"

How donor organs could soon be made on demand using '3D printers' 3D printer technique used to build up layers of human embryonic stem cellsNext step would be to use them to grow organs Could spell the end of transplant waiting lists , a total of 18,693,549 were on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Live human heart grown in lab using stem cells in potential transplant breakthrough

Live human heart grown in lab using stem cells in potential transplant breakthrough. Breakthrough: Scientists are hopeful their artificial heart will be beating within days Scientists are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients.

Mother receives life-saving kidney transplant after family friend secretly puts herself up as a donor

Mother receives life-saving kidney transplant after family friend secretly puts herself up as a donor Mother receives life-changing news when organising a sleepoverI'll never be able to repay her, Suzanne says | UPDATED: 13:35 GMT, 20 July 2012 Suzanne Green (in front) was amazed when her daughters friend's mother Tracey Warnast offered her kidney A desperately-ill woman who needed a kidney transplant was saved when her daughter’s best-friend’s mother went for a test in secret and discovered she was a good match.

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation The tiny heart weighs only 11grams compared to 900grams for an artificial adult heart | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 May 2012 This picture shows the pioneering tiny titanium heart, which weighs just 11grams and is the smallest artificial heart in the world, that has helped save the life of a 16-month-old boy.

Bring in "Adrian"s law" to teach students about organ donation, calls father who lost son, 27, to leukaemia

Bring in 'Adrian's law' to teach students about organ donation, pleads father who lost son, 27, to leukaemia You can donate blood at 17, join the Anthony Nolan register at 18 and join the NHS Organ Donor Register at any age UPDATED: 07:58 GMT, 18 May 2012 A father who lost his son to leukaemia has called for a new law to give school and college students lessons about donating blood, organs and stem cells.

83-year-old gave blood 57 times and becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger

Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 17 May 2012 Gift of a lifetime: 83-year-old Nicholas Crace is the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person to give a kidney to a stranger An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger.

Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger

Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 16 May 2012 Gift of a lifetime: 83-year-old Nicholas Crace is the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person to give a kidney to a stranger An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger.

Boy, 3, fighting fit after he was kept alive a record 251 days with artificial heart

Boy, 3, is fighting fit after he is kept alive a record 251 days with artificial heart 'None of it would have been possible without the selfless generosity of the donor family', says mother | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 11 April 2012 A three-year-old boy has been kept alive with an artificial heart for 251 days – longer than any other child in the UK.