Organ Donation

Tonic gets to the heart of the huge need for—and confusion around—the ultimate self-sacrifice.

Living With It

What It’s Like to Get a Double Lung Transplant in Your 20s

“No one knows what cystic fibrosis is and how severe it is.”
Tiffany Rich
Organ Donation

This Simple Law Makes Spain the Leader in Organ Donation

Spain implemented a game-changer to its organ donation system—why aren't all countries doing this?
Chris Baraniuk

This Is How a Wounded Veteran Got a Penis Transplant

The man lost his genitals and both legs above the knee when a bomb exploded in Afghanistan.
Susan Rinkunas
Living With It

I Got Two Liver Transplants in One Year

Nobody knows if my current liver will make it to next week.
Wieteke van de Sande

The Racial Gap in Kidney Transplants Is Getting Even Bigger

Black and Hispanic people are getting fewer kidney transplants from live donors than they did 20 years ago.
Jesse Hicks
Organ Donation

Widow Meets the Man Who Received Face Transplant From Her Husband

After her husband died by suicide, a man disfigured by his own attempt received his face.
Jesse Hicks

Hospitals Are Getting a Little Closer to Printing You a New Heart

It works like a layer cake—one that eventually becomes an organ.
Jesse Hicks

Everything We Learned From the First Penis Transplant in the US

The hard data, per the surgeons.
Alexandra Ossola
what the what

We’re One Step Closer to Transplanting Pig Organs Into People

Researchers just announced that they eliminated pig viruses using gene-editing technology.
Alexandra Ossola
Organ Donation

How Trumpcare Could Screw Over Organ Donors and Recipients

Insurance costs are likely to skyrocket while coverage plummets.
S.E. Smith

The Kid Who Got a Double Hand Transplant Can Now Swing a Baseball Bat

Zion Harvey is doing great.
Jesse Hicks
Organ Donation

Sometimes Uterus Transplants Go Wrong

Doctors are learning what to do if a pregnant woman's body rejects the uterus.
Alexandra Ossola