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Voucher programs: A bold new model for organ donation

A grandfather's sacrifice has created a new model of organ donation at several hospitals across the United States. This program started at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center when a 64-year-old man made an unorthodox proposal to hospital leaders. He would donate one of his...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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ASTS and AST are pleased to offer a free one-hour webinar September 26 at noon Eastern to provide additional information and answer questions related to the call for commitments at the White House Organ Summit in June. The webinar will feature Jennifer Erickson from the...

source: ASTS

Cancer screening recommendations for recipients of solid-organ transplants varied widely based on the transplanted organ and issuing organization, according to the results of a systematic review."The majority of cancer screening...

source: Healio

The evolution of kidney transplantation over those 30 years has been characterized by a steady improvement in patient and allograft outcomes and in the number of kidney transplants performed in the United States. Thirty years ago the one year kidney allograft survival hovered...

source: NephrologyNews

Using the results from a computerized mathematical model, Johns Hopkins researchers investigated whether they could improve heart and lung transplantation procedures by transferring patients from low-volume to high-volume...

source: ScienceDaily

This dilemma has become surprisingly common for transplant patients, as the nation’s opioid epidemic yields a tragic surge in organ donors. And surgeons themselves face a quandary: How much of the overdose victim’s...

source: The Huffington Post

The prevalence of anemia in the first month after transplant is 70 percent–80 percent. The rate declines to 30 percent–40 percent at 3 months and 20 percent by 12 months. Its occurrence is influenced by the...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)

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