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2012-12-04 16:26:42

ENCINO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KidneyDiet(®) announces that beginning today a percentage of all sales will be donated to help children with kidney disease be able to enjoy a weekend at camp. Pain Free Living, Inc., in supporting The Lopez Foundation's Kidney & Transplant Camps, will allocate a percentage of all sales for one month of its app to help patients with renal disease follow a better diet, tailored for those watching their intake of phosphorus, potassium,...

2012-11-27 04:20:41

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TransMedics, Inc., the global leader in organ preservation technology, announced the closing of a $36 million financing round led by Abrams Capital with the participation of existing investors including Flagship Ventures, Hercules Technology Growth Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. "TransMedics is revolutionizing the field of solid organ preservation for transplantation and is well positioned to become the worldwide market...

2012-11-26 12:28:56

DENVER, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Colorado and Wyoming families of organ, eye and tissue donors, transplant recipients and living donors will escort a balloon float in the annual 9News Parade of Lights in downtown Denver Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The Donate Life Colorado float, titled "Gift of Life" will be a jumbo balloon in the shape of a gift box, representing the hope made possible by organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life Colorado is the...

2012-11-01 23:53:23

Developing 'comorbid' conditions post-transplant reduces donor quality of life Researchers in Japan report that health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for donors following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) was better than the general Japanese population (the norm). This study–one of the largest to date–found that donors who developed two or more medical problems (co-morbidities) after donation had significantly decreased long-term HRQOL. Full findings are published in...

2012-10-29 11:25:35

DENVER, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming today announced its receipt of three Gold Leaf Awards from the Colorado Healthcare Communicators (CHC). The annual awards program recognizes excellence in healthcare communication by local organizations and professionals. Donor Alliance received...

2012-10-23 15:24:42

Largest living donor kidney transplant program in the country reaches milestone CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® transplant surgeons and physicians have reached a significant milestone with the completion of the 100th successful kidney paired donation transplant, a strategy which has enlarged the pool of kidneys available for donation for patients with a living donor who is not compatible. "We are proud of this accomplishment and our diligent...

2012-10-23 14:07:50

UCSF study finds transplant wait-list deaths are not just due to organ availability Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study. "What we found challenges the simplistic view that transplant dynamics are driven simply by organ availability," said lead author, Jennifer Lai, MD, assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology....

2012-10-17 15:23:33

HHS Honors Select Programs for Their Achievements in Organ Donation and Transplantation OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nebraska Organ Recovery System (NORS) today received an award and national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its achievements and success in increasing the number of organs available and transplanted. NORS was among 404 hospitals, 38 organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and 174 transplant programs honored...

2012-10-08 11:24:16

DENVER, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ceremony held October 4 in Grapevine, Texas, Colorado and Wyoming were among just 10 states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life America in recognition of their respective high percentages of residents who have generously pledged to be organ, eye and tissue donors through the states' donor registries. The medals were presented at the National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice, sponsored by the Health...

2012-10-05 06:24:03

Only Pediatric Program in New England to Receive Award BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services has recognized Boston Children's Hospital's Kidney Transplant Program as a national leader in its field. The program received a Silver Level Award at a Medal of Honor Ceremony held yesterday at the Seventh National Learning Congress in Grapevine, Texas. Awards were granted by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Donation and...