News tagged with kidney exchange

Shipping kidneys for transplant is safe, research finds

Kidney transplants using organs from live donors work just as well if the kidneys are shipped -- be it across town or across the country -- as when the donors and recipients are operated on at the same hospital, new Johns ...

Jan 14, 2011
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National kidney-swap program marks 1st success

(AP) -- As grateful as she was when her sister-in-law offered in October to donate a kidney on her behalf, Kathy Niedzwiecki didn't believe for one second her prediction that it would happen before Christmas.

Dec 09, 2010
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Patients meet donors from largest-ever kidney swap

(AP) -- Thirteen patients with healthy new kidneys from what's believed to be the world's largest kidney exchange met the donors who made it happen Tuesday - including three who are sure to face the question, "Why?"

Dec 16, 2009
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26 operations, 13 kidneys: hope to few with little

(AP) -- Twenty-six operations put healthy kidneys into 13 desperately ill people: Doctors in the nation's capital just performed a record-setting kidney swap, part of a pioneering effort to expand transplants to patients ...

Dec 14, 2009
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