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KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept.
-- Doctors Call for Delay in Controversial Share 35 Proposal KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept.
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.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that she will not 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 transplants.
LifeWings, Korky von Kessel, will be speaking at the UNOS Annual Transplant Management Forum in New Orleans in April.
Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers.
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.