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Robert S. Gaston, MD

Conversations with the President

AST President, Dr. Robert Gaston, discusses how more transplant centers are moving towards an integrated, multidisciplinary unit. He would like to hear your thoughts.

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ARTS Pfizer Grant Program
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The AST is pleased to announce the launching of the ARTS Pfizer's competitive grant program applications submission cycle for 2012.

Launching date: March 1, 2012
Submission deadline: April 30, 2012

For detailed information on the program and to submit an application please go to

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Maine girl bounces back after 6-organ transplant
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A 9-year-old Maine girl is home from a Boston hospital healthy, active and with high hopes — and a new stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, pancreas and part of an esophagus to replace the ones that were being choked by a huge tumor. It's believed to be the first-ever transplant of an esophagus and the largest number of organs transplanted at one time in New England. More

Research identifies factors in long-term transplant survival
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Heart transplant patients who receive new organs before the age of 55 and get them at hospitals that perform at least nine heart transplants a year are significantly more likely than other people to survive at least 10 years after their operations, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Examining data from more than 22,000 American adults who got new hearts between 1987 and 1999, researchers found that roughly half were still alive a decade after being transplanted and further analysis identified factors that appear to predict at least 10 years of life after the operations. More

Governor signs organ donation bill
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Feb. 22, signed "An Act Relative to a Uniform Anatomical Gift Act," legislation that will promote organ donation by updating Massachusetts' Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA). "We know the critically important role that organ donation plays in saving lives," said Patrick. "I am proud to sign this bill that will promote the idea of organ donation and remove barriers to allow more people to become organ donors." More

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Will we ever grow organs?
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In June 2011, an Eritrean man entered an operating theater with a cancer-ridden windpipe, but left with a brand new one. People had received windpipe transplants before, but Andemariam Beyene's was different. His was the first organ of its kind to be completely grown in a lab using the patient's own cells. Beyene's windpipe is one of the latest successes in the ongoing quest to grow artificial organs in a lab. The goal is deceptively simple: Build bespoke organs for individual patients by sculpting them from living flesh on demand. No one will have to wait on lengthy transplant lists for donor organs and no one will have to take powerful and debilitating drugs to prevent their immune systems from rejecting new body parts. More


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