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Study shows many unaware that racial disparities exist on kidney transplant waitlists

Racial disparity in waitlisting prevents many Americans from getting the kidney transplants they need. Healthcare providers at dialysis facilities play an important role in kidney transplant waitlisting, but very little is...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The Online CCTC and CCTN Review Course is a comprehensive program for transplant nurses preparing for the CCTC and CCTN examinations. Based on the American Board for Transplant Certification’s test blueprints and the 2nd edition of the Core Curriculum for Transplant...


A cheap, biocompatible white powder that luminesces when heated could be used for non-invasively monitoring the temperature of specific organs within the body. Tohoku University scientists conducted preliminary tests to demonstrate the applicability of this concept and published...

source: Tohoku University via ScienceDaily

A simple urine test can diagnose and predict acute rejection in kidney transplants, leading to an opportunity for earlier detection and treatment, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

source: UCSF

In anticipation of a COVID-19 patient surge and lack of space in intensive care units, some hospitals have limited transplant procedures, leaving thousands of Americans waiting for new organs in the lurch, according to NBC News.

source: Becker's Hospital Review

The U.S. Surgeon General March 19 pleaded with Americans to keep donating blood, as the nation’s supplies are already running low amid fears stoked by the coronavirus pandemic. “You'll be helping your country and your community during this crisis. And you might...

source: National Geographic

Surgeons were able to successfully transplant a donor’s left lung into the right side of a patient’s lung cavity, according to a case report of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — suggesting that...

source: Pulmonary Fibrosis News


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