New program aims to help hard-to-match kidney transplant patients – CTV News

This was originally published on this siteHelen Branswell, The Canadian Press Published Friday, May 22, 2015 12:10PM EDT TORONTO — A new national program has been set up to help hard-to-match people waiting for kidney transplants to get the organs they need. The program is designed to assist people who are “highly sensitized,” meaning they Read more about New program aims to help hard-to-match kidney transplant patients – CTV News[…]

Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope – Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

This was originally published on this siteIf you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a Read more about Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope – Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic[…]

Improved transplant drugs benefiting kidney recipients – WTNH

This was originally published on this siteBy Jocelyn Maminta Medical/Health ReporterPublished: May 12, 2015, 4:36 pm  Updated:May 12, 2015, 6:01 pm NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Improved drugs are making a huge difference in kidney transplants. They are now better able to help prevent the body from rejecting a donated kidney. On average, a donated kidney off Read more about Improved transplant drugs benefiting kidney recipients – WTNH[…]

Winona Lake boy with kidney failure receives transplant from mother – WNDU-TV

This was originally published on this site Posted: Thu 4:36 PM, May 07, 2015 By: Karina E. Flores This is a wonderful update to a story we’ve been following about a little Winona Lake boy in need of a kidney transplant. We first told you about 2-year-old Myles Bartley last year. Myles was diagnosed with Read more about Winona Lake boy with kidney failure receives transplant from mother – WNDU-TV[…]

Warren County teen undergoes kidney transplant surgery – WLWT Cincinnati

This was originally published on this site 5:04 PM EDT May 07, 2015 Mackenzie Gilbert has polycystic kidney disease and is scheduled for a kidney transplant Thursday morning. Her donor, Kelley Fitzgerald, is a close childhood friend of Gilbert’s mother, Robin Gilbert. Mackenzie Gilbert has polycystic kidney disease and is scheduled for a kidney transplant Read more about Warren County teen undergoes kidney transplant surgery – WLWT Cincinnati[…]

Ioane Twins Recovering after Kidney Transplant – Hawaii News Now

This was originally published on this sitePosted: May 06, 2015 6:47 PMUpdated: May 06, 2015 7:17 PM By Chris Tanaka Jeremy and Jasmine in March 2014 HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Twins Jeremy and Jasmine Ioane are recovering in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Punahou grads are on the mend after Jasmine, older by an hour, donated Read more about Ioane Twins Recovering after Kidney Transplant – Hawaii News Now[…]

Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients – CBS Local

This was originally published on this site Lisa Fielding April 29, 2015 8:48 AM CBS Chicago (con’t) Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSChicago.com/ACA Health News & Information: CBSChicago.com/Health CHICAGO (CBS) — The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, Read more about Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients – CBS Local[…]