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2014-09-19 23:04:27

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Organ and Tissue Transplantation markets. The number of organ transplantation procedures globally is projected to reach about 148 thousand by 2020, driven by aging population, growing number of terminally ill patients, rise in organ donor awareness, and improving patient confidence in transplant procedures supported by better patient outcomes. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Buoyed by...

2014-07-17 23:07:03

The Cornea Society has awarded the Castroviejo Medal, the society’s highest honor, to UC-Davis Health System Eye Center Professor and Chair Mark J. Mannis, MD, F.A.C.S. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The Cornea Society has awarded the Castroviejo Medal, the society’s highest honor, to UC-Davis Health System Eye Center Professor and Chair Mark J. Mannis, MD, F.A.C.S. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the...

2014-07-02 16:24:34

Walkers offer hope to the nearly 200 Wyoming residents currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant CASPER, Wyo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Wyoming families of organ, eye and tissue donors and transplant recipients will participate in the annual Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade in downtown Casper on Tuesday, July 8. The Donate Life Wyoming parade entry, "Wyoming's Transplant Waiting List," will use walkers and balloons to represent the 184 Wyoming residents...

2014-02-22 23:03:07

Bones, skin and corneas enhance thousands of lives in New Jersey. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans awaiting life-saving transplants, today announced that 2013 marked the highest year in tissue recovery in the organization’s history. Last year, many more New Jerseyans benefited through the generous donation of bone, skin and corneas, marking a...

2014-01-13 20:21:32

Sets new national record for donation because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program-the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware-announced that the organization coordinated the recovery of 1,228 life-saving organs from 447 generous individuals in 2013--the highest number of organ donors ever...

2013-12-30 12:22:25

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. In the study, researchers found that corneal transplants in mice were accepted 90 percent of the time when the action of an immune system molecule called interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was blocked and when the...

2013-11-27 15:43:35

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. The results were published online in Ophthalmology on Nov. 15, and presented on...

2013-11-26 23:01:20

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, and corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most transplant recipients, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and led by the UC Davis Health System Eye Center and the University of Cincinnati Eye Institute. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Ten years after a transplant, a...

Study Finds Donor Age Not A Factor In Most Corneal Transplants
2013-11-15 14:02:15

NIH/National Eye Institute Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Corneas from donors over age 71 perform slightly less well, but still remain healthy for the majority of transplant recipients after 10 years, the study found. The Cornea Donor Study, funded by NIH's National Eye Institute (NEI), found that 10-year success rates...


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