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2011-11-16 07:32:48

Head to Head: Is it unethical for doctors to encourage healthy adults to donate a kidney to a stranger? With three people on the kidney transplant list dying in the UK every day, should doctors encourage their patients to put themselves at risk for the benefit of others? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Associate Professor Walter Glannon from the University of Calgary argues that, although living kidney donation is relatively safe, "this does not imply that doctors should...

2011-11-10 15:37:05

Kids of minority races less likely to get a kidney transplant before needing dialysis; Blacks with no health insurance more likely to die while waiting for a transplant Highlights:     Pediatric racial minorities are much less likely than whites to get kidney transplants before they need dialysis, regardless of their families' income.     Among children with kidney failure waiting for a transplant, blacks with no health insurance are more likely to die...

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary Wu, an advocate for kidney disease research and organ donation, will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 UKRO, a Los Angeles"“based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research has announced that two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary H. Wu will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float in the 2012 Rose Parade. "This is the first time UKRO has sponsored a float rider...

2011-08-02 13:06:09

A national transplant policy change designed to give African-American patients greater access to donor kidneys has sliced in half the racial disparities that have long characterized the allocation of lifesaving organs, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Before 2003, the researchers note, an African-American patient who joined the kidney transplant list on the same day as a white patient would have a 37 percent smaller chance than a white counterpart of getting a transplant. In recent years,...

2011-07-29 14:38:29

Combination of two immunosuppressive drugs led to less organ rejection, better organ health after transplant For the thousands of patients who receive kidney transplants in the United States each year, preventing organ rejection without compromising other aspects of health requires a delicate balance of medications. Immunosuppresive drugs that protect transplanted organs can also cause serious side effects, including compromising patients' immunity to infection, cancer, and other threats....

2011-07-28 12:31:34

Female patients make up most of those who could benefit Hard-to-match kidney transplant candidates who receive a treatment designed to make their bodies more accepting of incompatible organs are twice as likely to survive eight years after transplant surgery as those who stay on dialysis for years awaiting compatible organs, new Johns Hopkins research finds. "The results of this study should be a game changer for health care decision makers, including insurance companies, Medicare and...

2011-07-28 07:22:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new treatment for hard-to-match kidney transplant patients is providing dramatic survival benefits. According to the study, hard-to-match transplant candidates who receive a new treatment designed to make their bodies more accepting of incompatible organs are twice as likely to survive eight years after transplant surgery as those who stay on dialysis for years waiting for compatible organs. It's estimated that there is more than 20,000 hard-to-match transplant...


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