Observed annually on February 14th, National Donor Day aims to raise awareness of the live-saving benefits of five different types of donation – Organs, Tissues, Marrow, Platelets, and Blood.

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Education Corner: February 14 is National Donor Day

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Observed annually on February 14th, National Donor Day aims to raise awareness of the live-saving benefits of five different types of donation – Organs, Tissues, Marrow, Platelets, and Blood. Valentine’s Day, and every day for that matter, is the perfect day to share the love by committing to saving and healing lives ...

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Could Blood Test Predict Lung Transplant Rejection?

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Note: Check out our recent webinar on this topic: “Detecting Rejection Without Biopsies: Are We There Yet?”

A novel blood-based biomarker of lung transplant dysfunction in newly transplanted lungs could help identify patients at high risk for chronic rejection without a lung biopsy, researchers reported.

In what was characterized as a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and several other institutions described how donor-derived cell-free DNA (%ddcfDNA) characterized “post-transplantation ...

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Education Corner: Palliative Providers – Working Together to Maximize Family Care

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What is Palliative Care?
A palliative care provider is a healthcare professional that specializes in caring for people who are living with serious illness. Their primary goals of care are to relieve symptoms of illness and/or stress and to ultimately improve the quality of life for the patient and their family, as ...

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Patient Develops Donor’s Peanut Allergy After Lung Transplant

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A 68-year-old woman, who had never had a peanut allergy, had a severe allergic reaction to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, according to a recent report of her case, which was published in August in the journal Transplantation Proceedings. But someone else did have a peanut allergy, it turned out: her lung donor.

It’s a very rare occurrence for lung transplant recipients to acquire a food allergy from a donor organ, said lead case report author Dr. Mazen Odish, a ...

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Education Corner: The 2019 Donate Life Rose Parade Float

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Each year on New Year’s Day, the world’s most visual campaign to inspire organ, eye, and tissue donation is displayed at the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. Celebrating its 16th year, the Donate Life Float continues its mission to save and heal lives by bringing attention to the life-saving impact of the ...

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First baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor

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For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to Hospital das Clínicas at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil.

The Brazilian team followed protocols established by Dr. Mats Brännström and his team at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where the first successful uterus transplant, that one from a living donor, was performed in 2013. That recipient mother gave birth in 2014.

The donor, a 45-year-old ...

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Researchers look to drones as pathway to increase organ utilization

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University of Maryland researchers recently reported an initial investigation of drone-based organ transportation as a potential pathway towards expanding the donor organ pool.

To monitor the organ, researchers developed new technologies that provided the real-time organ status using a wireless biosensor combined with an organ global positioning system. Fourteen drone organ missions were performed.

Temperatures remained stable and low (2.5 °C). Pressure changes (0.37–0.86 kPa) correlated with increased altitude. Drone travel was associated with less vibration (less than 0.5 ...

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Education Corner: National Donor Sabbath 2018

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In 2018, National Donor Sabbath will be observed November 9-11.

Observed annually in November, National Donor Sabbath is recognized and celebrated by major religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and professionals within the donation and transplantation community. This three-day observance takes place from Friday through Sunday in an effort to include the main days ...

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Liver transplant patients gain survival benefits by accepting organs from older donors, new research shows

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BOSTON: Patients with advanced liver disease who accept liver transplants donated by people over age 70 reduce their long-term risk of death significantly compared with similar patients who decline the same offer. That survival benefit remains across the range of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores, according to new research findings presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018.

Transplant surgeons predominately use livers from donors under age 70 in order to avoid risks such as graft failure ...

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Education Corner: The Opioid Epidemic – Organ Donation & Organ Transplantation

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The Impact on Organ Donation

The U.S. epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose has significantly impacted another major health crisis concerning the pressing need for life-saving organ transplants. The collision of the two crises has led to an increase in organ availability due to the generous gift of grieving families who have lost a ...

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