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New Hope For Organ Transplant Recipients
2012-03-08 09:54:52

Organ transplant patients usually spend a lifetime on expensive and often dangerous anti-rejection drugs. But experts have announced that such drugs may not even be needed in the future, thanks to a new study that suggests patients receiving an organ that is less than a perfect match can be protected against rejection by a second transplant of the donor´s imperfectly matched stem cells. The study is being hailed as a game-changer for transplantation. Experts announced the success of...

2012-03-02 12:58:36

There is good news for the 27,000 plus people around the world who donate a kidney each year. A study which followed living kidney donors for 10 years found that they were at no greater risk for heart disease than the healthy general population. Led by Dr. Amit Garg, a researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute and nephrologist at London Health Sciences Centre, the results provide important safety reassurances to donors, their recipients and health care professionals. In the general...

2012-03-02 12:55:28

Research: Cardiovascular disease in kidney donors: Matched cohort study Living kidney donors are at no greater risk of heart disease than the healthy general population, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The results provide important safety reassurances to donors, their recipients and transplant professionals. In the general population, there is a strong link between reduced kidney function and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Given that people who donate a kidney...

2012-02-15 15:30:00

47-Year-Old Father of One Waited for Matching Donor Heart at Home for 3 Months Using Freedom® Portable Driver Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Gregory Welsh, 47, is a compelling example of the life-changing importance of organ donation. Following a car accident in 1996, he made the decision to donate his wife´s organs in hopes of helping others. Fifteen years later, Mr. Welsh´s gift came full circle when he received a donor heart transplant after 120 days of life with the...

2012-02-01 10:29:49

Geography over need is putting sicker patients at higher risk of dying, study finds The current system for allocating donated lungs based on proximity and not on need appears to decrease the potential benefits of lung transplantation and increase the number of patients who die waiting, researchers said at an annual meeting of thoracic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Using data provided by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), study author Mark J Russo, MD, MS, and colleagues at...


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