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2014-10-15 08:29:49

Procedure is one of several historic firsts performed at University of Utah Health Care's transplant program. SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aspen Erickson was running out of time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140205/DC59634LOGO At two months old, the girl was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder that causes liver disease. Instead of celebrating milestone moments with their baby as the months ticked by, Aspen's parents watched...

2014-09-24 23:01:27

The 16th Annual NJ Sharing Network Golf Classic on Monday, October 6, will spread the life-saving message of organ and tissue donation — and raise funds for education and research. NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The 16th Annual NJ Sharing Network Golf Classic on Monday, October 6, will spread the life-saving message of organ and tissue donation — and raise funds for education and research. The golf classic, presented by Barnabas Health, will be at the Baltusrol Golf...

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...

2014-09-12 20:20:55

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield, administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with multiple concerns about a proposal being discussed to change donor liver allocation. The proposal calls for taking livers from the highest donation areas (Midwest, South & Southeast) and giving to bigger coastal...

2014-09-10 23:08:32

Event Aims to Save 40,000 Lives Through Online Organ Donor Registrations. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In the U.S., an average of 18 people die a day waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Although a single donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of more than 50, less than half of Americans are enrolled as organ donors and the list of people waiting for an organ has grown to more than 120,000 as of Sept. 2014. In a recent survey commissioned...

2014-09-05 08:23:58

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region's best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143219 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143220 SRTR is the official national database of organ transplantation...

2014-09-03 16:30:09

-- Doctors Call for Delay in Controversial Share 35 Proposal KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital are joining 45 liver transplant programs from Missouri, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, among others, calling on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to delay consideration of a controversial proposal to distribute livers nationally instead of regionally. Collaborating...

2014-08-05 11:43:07

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The results of the analysis, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and performed with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, are...

2014-07-31 12:08:01

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Study in NEJM reviews 10 years of data, argues for expansion of newborn screening Children born with so-called "bubble boy" disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years of outcome data by researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. These findings, the researchers say, argue for expanding newborn...

2014-07-29 23:13:49

San Antonio researcher leads national study that identified a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Texas Liver Institute and other institutions have identified a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients. The combination of the drugs sofosbuvir and simeprevir, with or without ribavirin, cured 93 percent of patients in 12...


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