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2014-07-22 12:30:00

3-Way Kidney Transplant Donor/Recipient Pairs Identified Using BiologicTx's Matchgrid Software TOTOWA, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) today announced their participation in Florida's first 3-way Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx's proprietary matching software, Matchgrid(TM). The landmark surgical procedures happened on July 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla....

2014-07-18 12:00:52

American Society of Nephrology Living kidney donation rates dropping among low income populations in the US The decline in living kidney donation over the past several years has been concerning and is poorly understood. A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) identifies low income as an important barrier to living donation, and more importantly, implies that this barrier is becoming more difficult to overcome over time. The...

2014-07-17 12:29:58

TOTOWA, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) was selected as the specialty pharmacy for the observational treatment registry study to evaluate the long-term treatment effects of immune globulin intravenous (IGIV) maintenance therapy on donor specific antibodies (DSA) in renal transplant recipients. Study sponsors are Databean of Mount Vernon, NY and eMax Health of White Plains, NY. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130520/LA16505LOGO The clinical trial involves ten...

2014-07-16 12:27:35

Now the Freedom® portable driver is available to all clinically stable SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patients in the US so they can be discharged from the hospital to enjoy life with family while waiting for their donor hearts. TUCSON, Ariz., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom® portable driver received FDA approval on June 26, 2014 for use with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinically...

2014-07-14 12:27:15

Special happenings at this year's event: liver recipient meets her donor's family for the first time, baseball legend Vinny Castilla hosts children's area DENVER, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Denver's most celebrated and attended cause-related 5Ks, the Donor Dash, is celebrating 15 years this summer. Taking place July 20 in Denver's historic Washington Park, the Donor Dash is a run/walk to honor the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients and...

2014-07-08 23:15:45

Making it easier for patients to receive care close to home: Saint Luke's Kidney Transplant Satellite Clinic in Wichita will open in August 2014 to serve patients in the Wichita region who are in need of a kidney transplant. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 For more than 30 years, patients in need of a kidney transplant in Wichita and surrounding areas have been able to receive high-quality, excellent care close to home. Now Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City will maintain...

2014-07-02 23:06:35

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant. Jon Sacker, of Moore, Okla., is now recovering after his lifesaving surgery at UPMC Presbyterian. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting the transplanted lungs he had gotten just two years ago, Jon Sacker, 33, came to UPMC from his hometown in Moore,...

2014-07-02 16:24:34

Walkers offer hope to the nearly 200 Wyoming residents currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant CASPER, Wyo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Wyoming families of organ, eye and tissue donors and transplant recipients will participate in the annual Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade in downtown Casper on Tuesday, July 8. The Donate Life Wyoming parade entry, "Wyoming's Transplant Waiting List," will use walkers and balloons to represent the 184 Wyoming residents...

2014-07-02 12:51:45

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease NIH trial success suggests a new treatment option for older, sicker patients Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The...

2014-06-30 12:32:19

Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital gifts $500,000 to novel organ transplant trial CHICAGO, June 30, 2104 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Northwestern Medicine(®) clinical trial aims to remove the need for organ transplant patients to take immunosuppressive drugs by increasing the number of their own regulatory T cells (T-regs). The first-in-human, Phase I clinical trial, known as TRACT (T-regs for adoptive cell transfer), recently enrolled its first three participants in late May...


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