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An important first step toward eliminating the transplant waitlist

The following is a guest post from Donna Cryer, president and CEO of the liver disease nonprofit Global Liver Institute. On Wednesday, the president signed an executive order highlighting a series of initiatives designed to encourage more kidney transplants and treatment at home. But hidden behind these high-profile positive kidney actions were a few equally… Read More »

Trump administration pushes U.S. at-home kidney care, transplant availability

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday set goals to move more kidney disease treatment into patients’ homes and increase transplants while reducing the U.S. reliance on more costly dialysis clinics. President Donald Trump signed an executive order underscoring these goals, and the U.S. health agency said it would test new payment structures,… Read More »

Living Transplant Donors Need Long-Term Monitoring, Too

By Scott Maier While organ transplant recipients receive continual care as the end-stage treatment to their condition, attention also should be given to living donors, who can suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other disorders after donation, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. As reported online April 12, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, by… Read More »

First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »

US surgeons perform first kidney transplant between 2 living HIV-positive individuals

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. “I’m feeling good,” said… Read More »