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2013-07-12 12:44:18

'It's not fair that where you live so vastly affects your ability to get a transplant' Using the same type of mathematical formulas used to draw political redistricting maps, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a model that would allow for the more equitable allocation of livers from deceased donors for transplantation. Currently, in the United States, where you live dictates the availability of a liver transplant. Studies show that geography can mean the difference...

Feds Will Not Intervene In Child Transplant Case
2013-06-05 12:12:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius“¯announced on Tuesday that she will not personally intervene in the case of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, a Pennsylvania patient with cystic fibrosis who is expected to die within three to five weeks if she does not receive a lung transplant. Because only patients aged 12 and over can join the transplant waiting list for adult lungs and so few children´s lungs...

2013-04-15 23:00:14

LifeWings, Korky von Kessel, will be speaking at the UNOS Annual Transplant Management Forum in New Orleans in April. LifeWings specializes in patient safety training to medical teams across the country led by a team of physicians, nurses, former NASA astronauts, former military flight surgeons, pilots, flight crew, former military officers, and healthcare risk managers. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 LifeWings Senior Vice President, Korky von...

2012-10-23 14:07:50

UCSF study finds transplant wait-list deaths are not just due to organ availability Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study. "What we found challenges the simplistic view that transplant dynamics are driven simply by organ availability," said lead author, Jennifer Lai, MD, assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology....

2009-05-14 10:28:09

An official with the United Network for Organ Sharing says there has been a drop in organ donations from live and deceased donors amid the U.S. recession. Michael Shapiro, a United Network board member, said the number of deceased donors involved in transplant procedures decreased in 2008, marking the first time in 20 years such an organ transplant decrease occurred, The Miami Herald said Thursday. Shapiro said registering for organ transplants has also decreased since the end of 2008, likely...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.