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2014-02-22 23:03:07

Bones, skin and corneas enhance thousands of lives in New Jersey. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans awaiting life-saving transplants, today announced that 2013 marked the highest year in tissue recovery in the organization’s history. Last year, many more New Jerseyans benefited through the generous donation of bone, skin and corneas, marking a...

2014-02-21 11:41:00

Other methods are needed to assess quality of deceased donor kidneys Highlights from two studies: Biopsy-detected injury in donated kidneys was modestly associated with a delay in organ function in the first week after transplantation, but only for donor kidneys already known to be at high risk. Donor kidney biopsies frequently underreported kidney injury with substantial variability. There was a large degree of overlap between the results of biopsies from kidneys that were deemed...

Human Lungs Grown In The Lab
2014-02-17 11:07:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medical researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have announced the development of the first-ever human lungs grown in a laboratory. While the lungs may not be ready for transplant in humans for a decade or more, the advancement could eventually resolve the shortages being faced by many patients in need of a new lung. “The most exciting part is to shorten the time people have to wait for an organ transplant,” said...

2014-02-14 04:22:56

National Donor Day Spreads the Word About Organ Donation on February 14 DENVER, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, recognizes National Donor Day, February 14, and wishes to raise awareness for the tens of thousands of individuals awaiting a kidney transplant. National Donor Day raises awareness about the importance of organ donation. When kidneys are failing, a...

2014-02-13 08:21:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, hold the roses and chocolate. Show your true feelings by donating your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. Eighty percent of the funds raised will help support life-saving programs and services. While your heartfelt gift won't get you a romantic card in return, it might actually get you something more useful -- a tax deduction. The National Kidney Foundation says this gift is hassle-free....

2014-02-10 20:21:15

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH), a campus of Methodist Hospital, has performed its 250(th) paired kidney exchange, setting a national record for a single hospital, while performing 10 lifesaving exchange transplants during the last week of January. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/DA62540-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/DA62540LOGO-b) The paired kidney exchange program...

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...