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Are we turning down kidneys for reasons other than quality?

Poor allograft quality may not be the only reason for turning down a donor kidney, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Transplantation — factors as unrelated as the stature of the donor or weekend procurement can affect acceptance....

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The preliminary program, along with registration and housing information, is available on

source: ASTS

ASTS Recognition Awards are a great way to recognize your mentor or peers for their impact on transplantation. Submissions are due today, September 18.

source: ASTS

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 18th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium has been extended until 10 a.m. today, September 18, 2017.

source: ASTS

The current opioid epidemic in the U.S. has unfortunately led to a marked increase in opioid-related deaths. It is a sad fact that such deaths result in much-needed relief for organ shortages around the country. However, it is not that...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) guidelines advise against inappropriate weight match (IWM) for heart transplant, defined as donor weight

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Antiviral therapy against hepatitis C (HCV) infection has proved to be safe and efficacious in patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation (LT). However, the information regarding the clinical impact of viral...

source: Journal of Hepatology


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