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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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Kidney transplant patients who are preemptively wait-listed have substantially fewer years of pretransplant dialysis than transplant recipients listed after dialysis onset, according to a study published online in Clinical Transplantation.

source: HealthDay News via Renal & Urology News

This week, the government of Kerala announced its intention to implement mandatory requirement for brain death reporting in intensive care units of the state, de-linking it from organ donation. This was done in response to concerns raised by civil society organizations about...

source: The Wire

The term “transplant tourism” was coined in 2008 in the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism which defined two key concepts: 1) travel for transplantation: “movement of organs, donors,...

source: Liver Transplantation

Gender‐difference regarding antibody‐mediated rejection after heart transplantation has been described, however no study accounted for the presence of preformed donor‐specific antibodies, a...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Each year, approximately 60 children, representing 12 percent of waitlist candidates, die awaiting liver transplantation. The current allocation algorithm for pediatric donor livers prioritizes local/regional adults over...

source: Hepatology

The American Transplant Congress 2018 brought over 5,000 attendees to Seattle, WA, June 2–6. This joint meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation exhibited cutting‐edge...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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