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UW Medicine: 12 patients saved with Hep C transplant protocol in Year 1

July 15, 2019

In the first year of a new protocol, UW Medicine specialists transplanted 13 patients with donor organs – seven…
Hepatitis C-Infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted

April 29, 2019

Infectious diseases experts and transplant physicians and surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have blocked the transmission of…
Human protein produced in CHO-cells can save donor blood

March 28, 2019

Researchers from DTU Biosustain have successfully produced mammalian cell lines (CHO) that can produce 1.2 g/L recombinant Alpha-1-antitrypsin…
How to better enable kidney exchanges to improve health and save money

July 12, 2018

Organs come from one of two sources — from living donors, typically a friend or family member willing…
Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors

June 14, 2018

UW Medicine’s heart-transplant team this month began giving all of its patients access to suitable donor hearts from decedents who…
NIH study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period

November 13, 2017

Results from a large, national clinical trial show that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11…
Surgeons test technology with potential to expand lung transplant donor pool

April 9, 2016

Michele Coleman lay close to death last fall with end-stage lung disease when she got a second chance…
‘Heart in a box’ aims to boost viability of donor organs

September 17, 2015

UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is one of seven medical programs in the United States testing a device…
When Personal Identity Really Matters: Donor’s Reported Ancestry Depends on Question Format

August 25, 2015

For years, medicine has relied on self-reported race/ethnicity as the basis of an array of decisions, from risk…
Fingertip probe can help identify whether donors’ livers are healthy before transplant

June 1, 2015

Anoninvasive device placed a person’s fingertip can successfully measure liver function in potential organ donors, according to a…
Novel tissue substitute made of high-tech fibers

April 2, 2015

Regenerative medicine uses cells harvested from the patient’s own body to heal damaged tissue. Fraunhofer researchers have developed…
Brain structure of kidney donors may make them more altruistic

September 16, 2014

People who donate kidneys to strangers have significantly different brain structures than those who don’t. That’s the finding…
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