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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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Does your religion support organ donation? Most major faiths in the U.S. do, and National Donor Sabbath in November is a good time to explore your faith’s stance on organ, eye, and tissue donation. This month, encourage your faith leaders to start a conversation about...


The Cleveland Clinic announced Oct. 30 that they've successfully completed a rare laparoscopic liver transplant. It's the first one for the Midwest and only the second operation of its kind in the United States.

source: WKYC-TV

When people die, they can become organ donors for a period of about 24 to 48 hours. But 20 percent of kidneys in the U.S. that could be transplanted in these situations are never used. Meanwhile, by some estimates, 30 to 50 percent of living people who are willing to donate...

source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology via Medical Xpress

Five years ago, on Oct. 3 2014, the world's first birth following a uterus transplant was announced. Born in Sweden, baby Vincent's arrival made global headlines and was followed by further births from the Swedish trial. The first uterus...

source: BioNews

Using U.S. transplant registry data, clinical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that kidney transplants between identical twins have high success rates, but also high rates of immunosuppressant use.

source: Newswise

The advancement of medical technology offers a plethora of options for healthcare professionals and patients alike. New technologies and clinical trials are solving the way we treat diseases and interface with patients. Recent breakthroughs in three-dimensional printing...

source: Imaging Technology News


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