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Study: Liver transplants from living donors lead to better survival

For years, research data gathered from nationwide studies provided evidence that liver transplant recipients had an improved chance of survival when they received a liver from a deceased donor compared to a live-donor liver. But a new...

source: By Karen Zabel
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While recipients of living donor kidney transplants receive steady follow-up care, the living donors themselves also need to be monitored. To make follow-up care more accessible, UC San Francisco and Walgreens...

source: UCSF

The ASTS Foundation Fund the Future Campaign has a goal of raising $100,000 to fund research grants. We're halfway there, but we need your help to go all the way! Please consider donating any amount.

source: ASTS

If you weren't able to attend the World Transplant Congress and pick up the book chronicling the past 20 years of ASTS history, you can still get a copy! One free copy is available to ASTS members, and non-members can purchase a copy in the ASTS Store.

source: ASTS

ASTS, along with the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Society of Surgical Oncology, will hold a consensus conference on Training in HBP Surgery Oct. 27, 2014 at the Omni San Francisco.

source: ASTS

A pre-transplant history of malignancy is associated with 22 percent increased risk in 10-year mortality among adult kidney allograft recipients, according to a new study presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress. However, the researchers found that having a malignancy...

source: Renal & Urology News

To expand the donor pool, older donors are frequently used in older recipients. Older recipients and those receiving older donor hearts have independently displayed decreased post-transplant survival. However, outcomes in older...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)

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