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Lawmakers press for clarification on organ transplant for disabled recipients

A bipartisan group of Congressional leaders is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to clarify guidelines regarding organ transplants to people with disabilities. The letter expressly states that people with developmental...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Liver allograft trauma resulting in subcapsular hematoma after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), although rare, is a life-threatening condition and requires prompt management to avoid any catastrophe....

source: Annals of Transplantation

ASTS member dues were due December 31, 2016. You must be current on your dues to register for ATC at the member rate. If you have not received your dues invoice or need assistance, please email or call the National Office at 703-414-7870.

source: ASTS

Join us January 26-29, 2017, for the 17th Annual ASTS State of the Art Winter Symposium as we explore the theme "Organ Donation 2.0: Turning Ideas into Action." You can still register online!

source: ASTS

Nominations are now being accepted to serve on a committee beginning in May, immediately following the ASTS Business Meeting at the 2017 American Transplant Congress. You may nominate yourself or someone you think would be well suited to serve on a particular committee....

source: ASTS

Hospitals that manage the highest volume of deceased organ donors are 52 percent more likely to recover an above-average number of transplantable organs per donor compared with low-volume hospitals, according to results...

source: News Medical

Organ transplants performed in the United States reached a record high during 2016, for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary data from the United Network for Organ Sharing. During 2016, there were 33,606 transplants, an 8.5 percent increase over 2015 and up...

source: CNN


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