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2014-02-06 09:47:11

Findings could influence process for allocation of scarce organ resources Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list. In a new paper published in Gastroenterology, however, Penn Medicine researchers argue the so-called "exception points" given to these patients award some HPS patients unnecessary priority over others on the list, which includes about...

2014-02-05 12:27:58

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute achieves another regional first CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas HealthCare System today announced it became the first healthcare system in North or South Carolina to implant the total artificial heart (TAH). The surgery was performed at Carolinas Medical Center on January 13, and was led by Eric Skipper, MD, the medical director of adult cardiac surgery at the System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute....

2014-02-03 12:29:28

Local organization announces increase in registered donors and lives saved through donation SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 436 people received life-saving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 119 selfless donors in Central and South Texas according to Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA). 25% of the donors chose to give the Gift of Life by registering online or when they renewed their Driver's License. (Logo:...

2014-01-28 12:29:43

New Alternative for DC Residents Seeking Transplant WASHINGTON, Jan 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University Hospital is pleased to announce that a District of Columbia administrative law judge has given the hospital permission to initiate a kidney and pancreas transplant program. This decision now opens the doors to people in the District of Columbia to have the opportunity to receive treatment for kidney and pancreatic diseases at The George Washington...

2014-01-28 09:29:14

Temple researchers find equivalent outcomes for double-lung transplants when blood type between donor and recipient is identical or compatible In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple University School of Medicine researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their...

2014-01-24 23:23:20

California Transplant Donor Network, third largest nonprofit in the country devoted to saving and improving lives through donation, had more than 2,000 tissue donors in 2013, meaning corneas for the sight impaired and skin for burn victims, among others. Also recovered more than 900 organs for transplantation. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 California Transplant Donor Network completed its fourth year as a tissue recovery agency with a new high mark of 2,006 eye and tissue donors...

2014-01-22 12:26:30

Local organ procurement organization announces increase in driver's license office registration and lives saved through donation and transplantation DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors in Colorado and Wyoming, according to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving the...

2014-01-22 12:08:53

A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation. The research project – published online ahead of print in European Urology, the journal of the European Association of Urology – advances minimally invasive robotic surgery as a safe alternative to traditional open surgery. "Minimally...

2014-01-17 11:25:17

Depending on where they live, kids may get an organ in a matter of weeks or have to wait several years A new study has revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the United States in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that broader geographic sharing of kidneys for children should be...

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's has launched a pediatric lung transplant program that will be one of the few in the country capable of performing transplants for infants as small as 5 kilos (about 11 pounds). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Marc Schecter, MD, who recently joined Cincinnati Children's from Texas Children's Hospital, is Medical Director. David Morales, MD, is the surgical director. Currently,...


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