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U.S. begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ – and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.

Lewis and Clark High School’s musical legacy includes a piano and a pipe organ

Hidden deep in the wings of the auditorium stage at Lewis and Clark High School are two musical treasures that came to be because of extraordinary fundraising and a public-spirited principal with an Ivy League emphasis on the arts. First came a grand piano as a gift from the class of 1912. Later came a pipe organ.

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.

Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.