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'Superdonors' poised to change the world of transplant surgery

All too often we hear heartbreaking stories of a child needing a kidney or liver transplant, but neither parents match. Transplanting an organ that is not closely matched to a recipient's blood type, antibodies and other key markers generally...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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ASTS members, please join us for these events while you’re in Philadelphia: ASTS Pioneer Award Presentation, Sunday, May 3, 9:45 a.m. ASTS Presidential Address and Research Grant Presentations, Monday, May 4, 9:45 a.m. ASTS Business Meeting and Reception, Tuesday,...

source: ASTS

Program proposals are being accepted for the 2016 American Transplant Congress ATC in Boston. The deadline to submit proposals is June 5, 2015.

source: ASTS

The deadline to submit applications for the ASTS Faculty Research Grant for Biomarker Discovery and Functional Genomics Applications is Thursday, April 23, at 3 p.m. Eastern.

source: ASTS

A new study entitled “Adoptive T-cell immunotherapy for ganciclovir-resistant CMV disease after lung transplantation” was published in the Clinical & Translational Immunology by Chien-Li Holmes-Liew from the...

source: Lung Disease News

Medical experts in Belgium are weighing whether to allow the transplant of an organ that was found through social media, The Atlantic reports. On Jan. 12, Roel Marien posted a message on Facebook seeking a kidney from a "living donor" between...

source: iHealthBeat

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 is endemic in Europe and hyperendemic in southern France. Recent reports of a high prevalence of HEV RNA in blood donations and in culinary specialties from this geographical area confirmed...

source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology (login required)


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