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Facebook Introduces Organ Donor Registration
2012-05-01 11:32:38

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com If you´ve ever read an “exhausting vacation” status update, you know that one phenomenon to arise of out the social network era is that of the ℠humble brag,´ A new feature unveiled by Facebook today will put a positive spin on the humble brag and might even save a few lives. The company announced that users will now be able register as an organ donor and can share this news through the web site. In an interview with ABC´s...

Software Matches More Kidney Donations, Faster
2012-05-01 03:11:39

[ Watch the Video ] Game theory and market dynamics inspire new software that streamlines complicated matches Jack Burns and his wife, Adele, welcomed Doug Robertson with open arms. It was a very special reunion! "I didn't know whether I was ever going to meet my recipient and I was just thrilled that we could get together," said Doug, who had traveled from his home in Portsmouth, N.H., to meet Jack and his wife. Doug came into Jack and Adele's lives in 2010 when Jack, who has...

2012-04-29 23:03:11

A revolutionary physician-friendly integrated clinical oncology information solution Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 28, 2012 OTTR Chronic Care Solutions, an Omaha-based clinical process management and informatics company, recently announced the launch of its new OTTRbmt — Pediatric Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Patient Management System. According to CEO Lou Halperin, “This Pediatric enhancement to our OTTRbmt solution is the next step in OTTR Chronic Care Solutions´ commitment...

2012-04-27 12:36:37

2005 policy has improved children's access to deceased-donor kidneys Highlights: A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in deceased-donor kidney transplantation among children. Since the institution of the policy, called Share 35, fewer children receive kidneys from living donors. More than 800 children and adolescents in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant. A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among...

2012-04-26 23:02:36

Retired Pro Hockey Player Gaetano “Gates” Orlando Receives World´s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart to Bridge Him to a Heart Transplant Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world´s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that retired professional hockey player and two-time Olympian, Gaetano “Gates” Orlando, has become the first person in upstate New York...

Same Kidney Transplanted Into Two Patients Within Two Weeks
2012-04-26 11:03:36

In a first of its kind transplant scenario, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need, was removed and implanted into a second recipient after it failed in the first transplant patient. Ray Fearing, a 27-year-old from Illinois received the kidney from his sister Cera after a long battle with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease in which scar tissue develops on the part of the kidney that filters waste out of the blood, ultimately causing kidney failure. Signs...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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