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May 5, 2022

HBCU Medical Schools to Tackle Organ Transplant Disparities HBCU Medical Schools to Tackle Organ Transplant Disparities

A new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients was announced Thursday by a […]
April 7, 2022

Articles Prove Chinese Surgeons Procure Organs Before Brain Death Articles Prove Chinese Surgeons Procure Organs Before Brain Death

In a deep dive into obscure Chinese language transplant journals, a pair of researchers from Australia and Israel have added a new layer of horror to […]
March 3, 2022

Living Organ Donors Help Spearhead Legislative Protection Living Organ Donors Help Spearhead Legislative Protection

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kat Velkoff was in college when she made a decision that would save a life nearly a decade later. “I found out […]
January 11, 2022

Pig Heart Successfully Transplanted to Man Pig Heart Successfully Transplanted to Man

A genetically modified pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a 57-year-old man who had no other treatment options but is “doing well” 3 days after […]
November 24, 2021

FDA Approves First Drug for Treatment of Resistant CMV FDA Approves First Drug for Treatment of Resistant CMV

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first treatment for post-transplant cytomegalovirus (CMV) that is resistant to other drugs. The treatment, maribavir (Livtencity), […]
October 20, 2021

US Surgeons Successfully Test Pig Kidney Transplant in Human Patient US Surgeons Successfully Test Pig Kidney Transplant in Human Patient

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient’s immune system, […]
July 30, 2021

Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19 Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Candidates for liver transplant (LT) who have symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection are at high risk of premature death – particularly those with […]
July 19, 2021

FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the transplant drug tacrolimus (Prograf) for the prevention of organ rejection in adult and […]
February 4, 2021

Lung Transplant Recipients at Heightened Risk of Colorectal Polyps Lung Transplant Recipients at Heightened Risk of Colorectal Polyps

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lung transplant patients are at increased risk of developing colorectal adenomas in the first few years after transplantation, possibly warranting enhanced […]
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