Xenotransplantation has made significant strides over the past few decades.
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Recent successes putting genetically modified pig organs into people have brought xenotransplantation back into the spotlight.
Patients on dialysis struggle to follow strict diets.
Following a healthy diet may lower the risk of disease complications and allow patients to live well despite having the disease.
The airline industry has been cancelling routes because of the traffic drop-off during the pandemic. That has an impact on organ transplants.
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As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
Eighty-five per cent of Ontarians support organ donation, but only one-third have opted in under the current system.
Thousands of Canadians are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants. An opt-out organ donor system, like the one Nova Scotia is implementing, could reduce avoidable deaths and suffering.
The use of HIV-positive organs is now a well-established practice in South Africa.
New research supports kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors to recipients with HIV.
Alvin Roth exposes his work on “disgusting markets” at the European Meeting of the ESA (Economic Science Association) on 7 September in Dijon, France.
Stanford professor’s research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
If one parent has ADPKD, their child has a one in two chance of getting it.
You might have heard of polycystic ovary syndrome, but what about polycystic kidney disease? This genetic disorder sees cysts growing in the kidneys.
A Nova Scotia woman displays the tattoo that marks her two liver transplants at the provincial legislature in Halifax in April 2019. The province’s Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act will allow Nova Scotians to donate their organs and tissue unless they opt out.
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Most Canadians support organ donation after death, but fewer than 25 per cent have registered to donate their organs. What can be done to encourage more registrations?
Running on a transplanted liver.
Sport can provide organ recipients with motivation and a chance to celebrate.
When rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and surrounding areas, some people were more eager to volunteer than others.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
If you have high blood pressure, smoke or have diabetes, you’re at risk of chronic kidney disease.
The number of Australians with chronic kidney disease is set to rise, but there’s no cure for most people. Here’s what you need to know about this silent killer.
People undergoing dialysis would have a better quality of life if they had a kidney transplant.
Many patients with end stage kidney disease would live longer and have a better quality of life with a kidney transplant compared to staying on dialysis.
It’s time to go beyond improving the mechanisms for implementing existing laws.
Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia’s 16.1 donors per million population (DPM).
Kidneys are a feature-packed, highly efficient filtration and waste elimination system.
Rather innocuous-looking and tucked away below the ribcage, kidneys are crucial for keeping us alive and well.
Trust in doctors to do the right thing.
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