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Robert S. Gaston, MD

Conversations with the President

AST President, Dr. Robert Gaston, addresses essential health benefits in his latest blog posting. He would like to hear your thoughts.

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Kidney Transplantation Webcast Now Available
Online, On Demand Education — FREE to AST Members!

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Living Donor Transplantation: What Do We Know about Donor Outcomes?
Dr. Arthur Matas • University of Minnesota

Why Are We Discarding So Many Deceased Kidneys in the United States?
Kevin O'Connor • Life Center Northwest

Continuing education credit is available for a small additional fee for physicians, nurses and transplant coordinators.

Introducing Images in Transplantation — Look and Learn
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Images in Transplantation is a new monthly feature of journal-based CME, brought to you by the American Journal of Transplantation. Edited by Douglas W. Hanto and Sandy Feng, Images in Transplantation takes a case-based approach, providing you the opportunity to explore images illustrating a clinical problem and enhance your knowledge by answering CME questions.

Each activity has clear educational objectives and provides the opportunity for you to earn one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ upon completion of the activity online.

AST Conversations in Transplantation

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New Interview Available
Utility of the Virtual Crossmatch in Transplantation

In this podcast, Dr. Patricia Campbell, Director of the HLA Laboratory at the University of Edmonton, discusses with Dr. Elaine Reed, Director of the Immunogenetics Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, the applications of the virtual crossmatch to living and deceased solid organ transplantation, paired kidney exchange and desensitization.

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Chimerism and Tolerance Without GVHD or Engraftment Syndrome HLA-Mismatched Combined Kidney and Hematopoietic Stem Cell in Transplantation
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A recent report is now available on the successful combined kidney-stem cell transplant to obviate the need for anti-rejection meds. More

Sentara Heart Hospital Offers Total Artificial Heart
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Physicians at Sentara Heart Hospital have begun offering the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) as the latest advancement in its heart transplant program. TAH is a newly approved treatment for advanced heart failure patients and is used as a bridge for patients awaiting a heart transplant. More

Girl Set for Lifesaving Transplant
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The girl that everyone came to see sat at the bar, her surgical mask pulled aside to enjoy a tall glass of orange juice and a plate of sliced strawberries. Nora Getchell, just days shy of her seventh birthday, was at the Shirley, N.Y., Applebee's so she and her family could celebrate some good news after months of immunosuppressant drug treatments and bone-marrow donor searches. Finally there was a potential lifesaving match. More

Medical Community Disturbed by China's Organ Centers
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A recent report by a human rights watchdog group linking would-be defector and former police chief Wang Lijun with research into organ harvesting has brought outspoken condemnation of Wang's mixture of police work and medical innovation from members of the medical community within the United States. More

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Organ Donation Opt-Out Backed by Two-Thirds in BBC Poll
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Plans to introduce opt-out organ donation are supported by almost two-thirds of Welsh people, according to a BBC Wales poll. It found 63 percent of voters backed a system of presumed consent and 31 percent were against. More

Runner Released from UCLA Hospital After Double Lung Transplant
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Only 10 days after undergoing a successful double lung transplant, California Sen. Sharon Runner was released March 6 by her doctors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A limited scleroderma patient, Runner caught several lung infections in December which led to her re-enlistment on the organ transplant list. There are an estimated 300,000 people living with scleroderma; and nearly 80 percent are women. More

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