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Feb. 13 ITNS Awards Deadline
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All nominations must be received by 13 February 2015.

Transplant Nursing Excellence Award:
The purpose of this award is to recognize an exemplary nurse (RN or equivalent) for their care of transplant patients and their embodiment of the ITNS mission and values. Both the nominator and the nominee must be current ITNS members. Click here for the full award requirements and the nomination form.

Friend of Transplant Nursing Award: The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual outside the nursing profession who has supported the efforts of ITNS and made an impact in the field of transplant nursing. The nominator must be a current ITNS member.
Click here for the full award requirements and the nomination form.
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China completes 1st kidney re-transplant operation
CRIENGLISH
Chinese surgeons have successfully re-transplanted a kidney which was originally transplanted in another person. The kidney was originally transplanted in a man back in November. However, after he passed away, the same kidney has since been transplanted in the new recipient. This marks the first time a successful organ re-transplant has taken place in China.
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Bengaluru: No cadaver transplant for foreigners here
The Times of India
The Silicon Valley of the country aims to become a global city, but fails foreigners here in the time of need. For, foreign patients can't benefit from cadaver organ transplants in Bengaluru. Unlike in Chennai or other cities, foreign nationals in Bengaluru — a hub of medical tourism — are not allowed to get themselves registered for cadaver organ transplant.
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Pariyaram college plans multi-organ transplant unit
The Hindu
The Pariyaram Medical College will start a multi-organ transplant unit. Announcing this at a recent press meet, medical college chairman M.V. Jayarajan said the decision to establish the unit was taken in view of the success of the first deceased donor liver transplant conducted in the medical college hospital after it had secured accreditation by the Director of Medical Education to perform liver transplants. He said the proposed unit would have facilities for transplanting kidney and liver and conducting major heart-related surgeries.
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Infants can receive transplanted organ from other blood group after drain, swap
The New Indian Express
Infants who desperately need cadaver organs to keep them alive, will no longer need to wait for a matching blood type donor to get an organ transplant. Surgeons at the Fortis Malar Hospital were prepared to do a cross-matched heart transplant last month — a process that involves draining the child's native blood type (A, B or O) and transfusing it with the blood type of the donor organ.
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Lasting memories: Can organ donations transplant personal qualities?
WZZM-TV
It's been a long-debated topic ever since organ transplants became possible: Can organ-donation recipients really inherit memories, talents, and qualities of the donor? Dr. Michael Hagan believes it happens. In fact, he says he's living proof.
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Double hand transplant pioneer: 5 years with someone else's hands
The Patriot-News
Like many college students, Chris Pollock's hand frequently grips a smart phone and his fingers routinely tap out texts. The 46-year-old Dauphin County resident isn't typical, although his classmates wouldn't notice exactly why. He's the second person in the U.S. to get a double hand transplant. He's the first to receive one that includes an entire forearm and elbow.
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Study highlights survival benefit of solid-organ transplants
Renal & Urology News
In a study believed to be the largest yet conducted in the field of transplantation, researchers found that solid-organ transplantation saved about 2.3 million life-years in the U.S. over a 25-year period, an accomplishment they called "stellar."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Will Americans accept organ transplants from aborted fetuses? (The Epoch Times)
Immune sequencing pinpoints mechanism of kidney transplant tolerance (GenomeWeb)

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