For years, the national organ-allocation policy unintentionally discriminated against minorities. As available scientific research progressed, United Network for Organ Sharing revisited the way in which organs are matched with recipients.
Hepatitis C, liver cancer, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are just three of the hundreds of types of overlooked liver diseases that can affect your health and well-being. Consumer Reports recently provided readers with ways to keep their livers healthy.
The Jefferson Transplant Institute earned a laudable five out of five star ranking from the Scientific Register of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The SRTR evaluates the patient survival and organ functionality one year after their transplantation, and then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best). This is the story of one Transplant Institute kidney transplantation patient.
If you were born between the years 1945 and 1965, you should be aware of an important health statistic that affects you: Baby boomers are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Kevin Riordan recently reported on patient Jeffrey Hyman, who is waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. Riordan writes that many patients in need of a transplant are actively looking for a person willing to donate one of their kidneys.