Engineered ‘Organoids’ Function Like Real Kidneys When Implanted Into Rats

With a worldwide shortage of kidneys for patients who need kidney transplants, researchers are diligently working to find ways to engineer new kidney tissue from a patient’s own cells or another source. They’ve come a step closer to realizing that goal with a breakthrough described in an upcoming Journal of the American Society of Nephrology … Continue reading “Engineered ‘Organoids’ Function Like Real Kidneys When Implanted Into Rats”

Act Now to Save Lives with The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act | American Transplant Foundation

All transplants are vital. Just ask anyone who’s received a transplant. They’re certainly likely to tell you that it changed their life for the better! Of transplants, kidneys are one of the most common organs donated and transplanted. In fact, of the 115,000 on the transplant waiting list approximately 90,000 are waiting for kidneys. Patients … Continue reading “Act Now to Save Lives with The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act | American Transplant Foundation”

Donors’ kin remember the gifts of life

COLONIE — It was a slow, somber procession of mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. Relatives of about 60 people who this past year donated their organs, eyes or tissues for transplants after their death were presented with the New York State Medal of Honor Sunday afternoon. Many teared up when they … Continue reading “Donors’ kin remember the gifts of life”

AFP: Spain tops table for organ-donations: study

(AFP) – 11 hours ago MADRID — Spain provided a record number of donors of bodily organs in 2011 as the number of transplants in Europe rose, the health ministry said Wednesday. In Spain there were 35 donors per million inhabitants, while the number of transplants performed in Europe passed 30,000 for the first time, … Continue reading “AFP: Spain tops table for organ-donations: study”

Many Support Financial Incentives To Encourage Organ Donation

Most Canadians view financial incentives for deceased kidney donation to be acceptable, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Nearly half of the general public in Canada also find it acceptable for living kidney donation. Studies are now needed to determine whether … Continue reading “Many Support Financial Incentives To Encourage Organ Donation”