Saturday, September 21, 2019

Five Shocking Facts about Transplant Medications

According to UNOS, 19,513 transplants were performed between January and June 2019. While their diagnoses and organ needs differ, all transplant recipients share one...

2019 SUMMER WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES

World transplant games- Image source World Transplant Games, popularly referred to as WTG is an event staged and managed by the World Transplant Games Federation. All...

Kidney Transplant Recipient Is ‘Scooting 4 Donors’ Across The USA

Four-time kidney transplant recipient Matt Schneider is currently 'Scooting4Donors,' making his way across the US on a scooter in support of organ donation awareness. Matt...

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Five Shocking Facts about Transplant Medications

According to UNOS, 19,513 transplants were performed between January and June 2019. While their diagnoses and organ needs differ, all transplant recipients share one...

Trump’s New Kidney Dialysis Directive To Save Lives And Money

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing the cost of kidney treatment by increasing the availability of kidney transplants. According to...

Disparity Persists In Kidney Transplantation for Hispanics and African Americans

For two decades now, there has been a campaign to increase the number of Hispanic and black patients receiving kidney transplants from related and...

It’s Time to Eliminate the Monopolies in Organ Donation

We have always been told that competition makes people or businesses better, right??  It pushes us to work a little harder which at the...

Ever Think About Donating Part of Your Liver? On Average Over 400 Americans Do Every Year

The Ed Henry story is helping promote living donation for liver transplantation. Ed Henry is a journalist for Fox News and he decided to donate...

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Facts about Organ Donation

Becoming an organ donor is the single best action someone can take to be remembered after passing. In the United States about 1 person...

Lung and Heart Transplant Surgeons Efficient Day and Night

Several patients don't want to be operated on at night for fear that more mistakes happen due to fatigue and stress. If you are...

Why am I a lung transplant coordinator?

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Kidney Transplant Following Other Organ Transplant: What do Statistics Say?

With the advance of medicine and better understanding of everything related to transplantation, more patients live longer than ever after transplantation these days. Drugs...

A Rare 3 Organ Transplant for a California Man

At the edge of life’s trials, all we can hold on to is hope. Appreciating the value of life every moment we see a...

Getting THE call. What happens next?

It is 2 am on a Tuesday morning and then I hear my cell phone go off. I ask myself “Who the hell is calling...
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Steve Jobs Received a Liver Transplant per the Rules

I have read a lot of misinformation lately about Steve Jobs regarding his 2009 liver transplant. Even at the time it was make public...

Lung and Heart Transplant Surgeons Efficient Day and Night

Several patients don't want to be operated on at night for fear that more mistakes happen due to fatigue and stress. If you are...

Role of Transplant Coordinator

A transplant coordinator has a really important role in the transplant process. There are three types of coordinators: pre-transplant, inpatient and post-transplant. I will...

Getting THE call. What happens next? (Part 2)

There are a lot of things that need to be looked at when reviewing an offer. We just don’t give an organ to somebody...

The ABCs of a Good Outcome after Organ Transplant

Be active There are plenty of statistics available about organ transplantation; survival per age, survival per organ, survival per gender, etc. The vast majority of...

Transplant program closures have devastating effects on patients.

A mix of burnt out and overworked workers combined with too much ego can make any employees wanting to leave their job for something...

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Five Shocking Facts about Transplant Medications

According to UNOS, 19,513 transplants were performed between January and June 2019. While their diagnoses and organ needs differ, all transplant recipients share one...

Trump’s New Kidney Dialysis Directive To Save Lives And Money

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing the cost of kidney treatment by increasing the availability of kidney transplants. According to...

Disparity Persists In Kidney Transplantation for Hispanics and African Americans

For two decades now, there has been a campaign to increase the number of Hispanic and black patients receiving kidney transplants from related and...

It’s Time to Eliminate the Monopolies in Organ Donation

We have always been told that competition makes people or businesses better, right??  It pushes us to work a little harder which at the...

Ever Think About Donating Part of Your Liver? On Average Over 400 Americans Do Every Year

The Ed Henry story is helping promote living donation for liver transplantation. Ed Henry is a journalist for Fox News and he decided to donate...