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2014-04-29 23:12:43

The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region’s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region’s best in patient care quality, according to the latest...

2014-04-28 16:31:53

Daughter Donates Kidney to Mother in Hollywood, Florida HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This month not only marks Mother's Day for Michele Giordano, but also her 55(th) birthday, and she will be celebrating the most precious gift of all--the kidney she will be receiving in a living-donor transplant from her 22-year-old daughter, Jenna. The 22-year-old is honoring her mother by giving her the gift of life. "I feel incredibly blessed and happy to have someone who...

2014-04-28 12:31:12

- Study published online in Liver Transplantation - HORSHOLM, Denmark, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced the publication of a Phase II study demonstrating conversion from twice-daily tacrolimus to once-daily Envarsus(®) in stable liver transplant patients in Liver Transplantation. Key points: -- Envarsus(®) is an extended release formulation of tacrolimus designed for once-daily dosing, flatter pharmacokinetics and greater...

2014-04-24 16:29:22

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organ donation. It's a topic that usually comes up only under the most dire circumstances. When we consider, however, that just one donor has the potential to save the lives of eight people -- and enhance the lives of 100 more -- stories of lives changed by organ donation seem that much more important to share. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Bob's story For more than 50 years, Bob Maggiore has found solace in time...

2014-04-22 04:21:29

"I was completely shocked," recalls Tiernee Gonzalez of Ohio. "I found out that it wasn't the end, that I had another chance at life." TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tiernee Allegra Gonzalez, 21, was discharged from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014 she left with a new human heart and, as physicians had hoped, a fully recovered kidney. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76846 The heart transplant and the revitalized kidney...

2014-04-17 23:13:10

CPMC liver, kidney transplant programs earn recognition from transplant registry Sutter Health affiliate transplant team’s risk-adjusted survival rate is nation’s best. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Sutter Health affiliate California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has been identified as the nation’s only hospital with both kidney and liver transplant programs that have higher-than-expected one- and three-year adult patient survivals that are statistically better-than-expected....

2014-04-15 23:03:28

NJ Sharing Network Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Celebrating Growth that is Quadruple the National Average New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Today marks National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative to provide clear information on healthcare decision-making to the public and health care providers. NJ Sharing Network utilizes the day to help demystify healthcare decision-making. Advance healthcare decision-making involves much more than discussing living wills; the...

2014-04-15 08:31:27

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever National Presenting Sponsor for the Kidney Walk. Through this partnership, Astellas will support more than 85 Kidney Walk events being held in major cities across the country. "Our partnership with NKF exemplifies what Astellas and these walks are all about - enabling patients to be their own...

2014-04-14 12:37:01

ANDOVER, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PROCEED II heart transplant Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal trial results using the Organ Care System (OCS(TM)) -Heart platform were announced on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 34(th) Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130425/NE01744LOGO-b The OCS Heart PROCEED II FDA pivotal trial met its success...

2014-04-14 10:39:24

Precise attitudes rather than general support predict action on good cause, according to research Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn't mean people will take action. However, people are more likely to sign up if they have positive attitudes specifically about registering as a donor, according to research published by the American Psychological...


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