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2013-07-25 12:28:33

HOUSTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, seven transplant recipients boarded a plane to Durban, South Africa, to represent Texas Children's Hospital and Team USA at the 19th World Transplant Games. There, these patients will join thousands of other athletes from around the world whose lives were saved by organ transplantation to compete for the gold. For more information about transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital visit: www.texaschildrens.org/transplant....

2013-05-16 10:49:38

Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional “open” transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney transplants. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 who have end-stage kidney disease are often denied transplantation, and patients with a BMI over 40 often...

2013-04-01 16:24:16

PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program has announced the addition of new officers and members to its Governing and Medical Advisory and Policy Boards to help guide the organization's operations. Gift of Life is the region's non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Gift of Life's board members come from varied backgrounds, including hospital...

2012-09-12 10:24:03

University of Maryland study findings advance navel nephrectomy as standard of care BALTIMORE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest study of its kind, living donors who had a kidney removed through a single port in the navel report higher satisfaction in several key categories, compared to donors who underwent traditional multiple-port laparoscopic removal. The new technique has been described as virtually scarless, because nearly the entire incision, once healed,...

2008-06-22 12:00:34

By Sally Satel and Nadey Hakim This was the question recently posed in the prestigious British Medical Journal. An American transplant surgeon (in favor of selling kidneys) squared off against an Australian nephrologist (against). In an accompanying article, a leading British transplant surgeon called for legalizing organ sales. Coverage in the British press had a positive spin. "Surgeon: Organ trade should be legalized" was The Independent's headline; "Legalize trade in donor organs,...