An initiative at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s hospital campus in Gainesville created a hospital culture that values organ donation as a standard of care for patients and families, leading to a sustained increase in referrals, donors and transplanted organs.
Experts from the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute are available for interviews about transplantation, immunology and organ donation in April, Donate Life Month, and throughout the year.
Organ transplants transform lives and reshape futures. These lifesaving procedures wouldn’t be possible without a selfless decision from an organ donor. This April, we celebrate all those who heed this call to give the gift of life – especially through…
The University of Chicago Medicine liver transplant teams performed their 2,000th liver transplant in 2022, a milestone figure for the South Side academic medical center.
Cleveland Clinic performed 1,050 transplants in 2022, including heart, kidney, liver, intestine and lung transplants, as well as living donor transplantation for kidney and liver. That is up 1% from the number of transplants performed at Cleveland Clinic in 2021.
Tuomas Sandholm’s work since 2010 to improve the fairness and effectiveness of organ donations using PSC supercomputers has won the 2023 AAAI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity.
UC San Diego Health has been named a Center of Excellence for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) by the PKD Foundation – the leading advocacy group dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for PKD. UC San Diego Health is one of just 28 institutions nationwide to receive this designation.
A national policy change to facilitate the broader sharing of donor livers through “acuity circles” has resulted in procurement delays, according to a researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
This spring, anesthesiologist Jennifer Cutler, MD, was looking forward to a weekend relaxing with her husband and two teenaged children when she got the call – she was urgently needed to oversee anesthesiology for not one, but two, liver transplants at Cedars-Sinai.
National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (April 21 – 27) celebrates organ and tissue donation and raises awareness about the critical need for more donors across the country. Registering as a donor means that, one day, you may save…
In a new paper, published in JAMA Surgery, researchers found the metrics used to rank organ procurement organizations don’t create an even playing field for organizations, and lead to inaccuracies.
About 1 in 5 patients who are on the national waiting list for a liver transplant die or become too sick before an organ becomes available. With an ever-growing need for organs, Mayo Clinic is working to increase awareness about living liver donation for transplantation.
UC San Diego Health program offers comprehensive care with excellent outcomes Nationally, more than 12,000 people need a liver transplant, including more than 2,300 Californians. Patients can wait several years on the liver transplant wait list in California before receiving…
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital on the West Coast to perform heart transplant surgery from a donor after circulatory death using a new portable organ care system. The investigational procedure could significantly decrease transplant waiting list times and improve patient outcomes.
With more than 109,000 people on the transplant waiting list nationwide, the need for organ donors remains great. A Penn State Health transplant surgeon explains how donors and recipients are kept safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital in San Diego and only health care system in Southern California to transplant a liver from a donor with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) into an HIV-positive recipient. The surgery is part of a national clinical trial.