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Increased use of split-liver transplants can trim waiting lists

In the United States, transplant lists typically have about 16,000 people waiting for new livers. Each year, 10 percent of that list — 1,600 patients — die before they are chosen. Recent research found that split-liver transplants...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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The AST just launched its latest feature, AST Partner Connect! This platform features content from our partners — such as webinars, whitepapers, and videos. It also contains resources to help your career — such as job postings and investigator grant opportunities...

source: AST

The AST Virtual Run and Fitness Challenge is a virtual fitness challenge to connect the entire transplant community around the country, get some exercise, and raise critical funds for the AST's research efforts. The challenge will run until May 21.

source: AST

The election for COP Executive Committee members (Co-Chairs, Members-at-Large, and Early Career Members-at-Large) will be open from Monday, March 8, through Monday, March 29, 2021. All COPs have openings on their Executive Committees. The AST has hired an external online...

source: AST

At the start of National Kidney Month, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced legislation...

source: AST

The AST Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access to Life (IDEAL) Task Force recently published this brief video featuring task force members that shares an overview of this group's work to date, as well as a sneak peek of some upcoming offerings.

source: AST

In acute severe autoimmune hepatitis (AS-AIH), the optimal timing for liver transplantation (LT) remains controversial. The objectives of this study were to determine early predictive factors for a non-response...

source: Journal of Hepatology

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