Surgery

Deceased organ donation rose among Blacks but still lags

(HealthDay)—Deceased organ donation increased among some racial groups, particularly among Black people, from 1999 to 2017, but substantial racial and ethnic differences remain, according to a study published online Feb. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 has affected organ donation

In 2019, surgeons across the U.S. performed a record high number of organ transplant procedures (39,719), according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). More than 19,000 living and deceased donors gave the gift ...

Surgery

Ratio of two proteins may add kidneys to the transplant donor pool

Earlier this year, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine provided strong evidence that hundreds of deceased donor kidneys with acute kidney injury (AKI)—traditionally discarded as unsuitable for transplantation—could ...

Surgery

Organ transplants drop dramatically during pandemic

Hospitals are slowly resuming non-emergency procedures as outbreaks of COVID-19 wane across Canada. But for thousands of Canadians waiting for replacement organs, the pandemic continues to disrupt transplant operations and ...

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