Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHS

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHSKing's College NHS Foundation Trust carried out 19 operations in 2 yearsIt is believed the trust has been paid around 1m for the operationsThe organs have been given to fee paying non EU patients There are currently 550 NHS patients awaiting a life saving transplant By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 25 March 2013 Scarce donor organs meant for NHS patients are being sold to wealthy foreigners for tens of thousands of pounds.

Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker"s lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operation

Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operationJennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smokerA year after the operation she died of cancer Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 17 December 2012 Battle: Jennifer Wederell died at the age of 27 from lung cancer.

Woman, 22, who underwent world"s first successful womb transplant to have IVF baby

Woman, 22, who underwent world's first successful womb transplant to have IVF babyDoctors will implant two embryos frozen before Derya's treatment But UK experts warn pregnancy could cause potentially fatal complications | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 1 December 2012 Responding well: Derya Sert had her womb transplant in August last year A woman who had the world’s first successful womb transplant is set to undergo IVF in a bid to fulfil her dream of motherhood.

Mother has pioneering treatment using cells from dead patients that could potentially cure diabetes

Mother has pioneering treatment using cells from dead patients that could potentially cure diabetesAnn Adair, who suffers from type one diabetes, is one of only a handful of people to have successfully had the operation The ground-breaking procedure takes cells from dead patients and transplants them to the livingExperts hope it could lead to a cure for hundreds of thousands of diabetes sufferers | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 27 November 2012 Deputy headteacher Ann Adair had a ground-breaking procedure which transplants cells from dead patients.

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication Both grapefruit and Seville oranges contain chemicals that can interact with certain drugs such as statins and antidepressants Adverse effects can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 26 November 2012 Grapefruit contains chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent Doctors are warning about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit.

The jab that can trick the heart to heal itself

Jab that can trick the heart into healing itself could be given to coronary victims in back of ambulances | UPDATED: 22:55 GMT, 23 September 2012 A jab that allows damaged hearts to mend themselves and could be given by paramedics in the back of ambulances is being developed at a British university.

Doctors perform world"s first uterus transplant between a MOTHER and her DAUGHTER

Doctors perform world's first uterus transplant between a MOTHER and her DAUGHTER Two women in their thirties received their mother's uterus They will need to wait for one year before undergoing IVFIf procedure works it will be the first time a mother and daughter will have grown in the same womb Women stop producing eggs around the age of 50 but their wombs can remain viable past 60 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 19 September 2012 Doctors have carried out the world’s first womb transplants between a mother and daughter.

Two men are HIV-free years after bone marrow transplants

Two men remain HIV-free two years after bone marrow transplants One man has had no detectable HIV in his blood cells for two years while the other has been clear for fourStudy suggests stem cells from done bone marrow are protected from being re-infected by HIV | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 27 July 2012 Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells years after having bone marrow transplants.

Diabetes breakthrough as experts learn how to completely reverse the condition in mice

Diabetes breakthrough as experts learn how to completely reverse the condition in mice Study mice were able to produce their own insulin following human stem cell transplant | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 27 June 2012 Scientists have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for the illness.