Across the nation, more than 110,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant; four in five of them – more than 90,000 people – need a new kidney. Last year, surgeons across the nation performed 15,416 kidney transplants. But for patients with end-stage renal disease, the only alternative to a transplant is endless dialysis – more »
It’s not hard to understand why Jefferson’s Rosemary Moffitt, RN, is passionate about stopping the spread of infections. Just look at where she works: the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit on the 14th floor of the Foerderer Pavilion. And the patients she cares for. People like Brent P. Evans, a 26-year-old man with hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma more »
With tens of thousands waiting for an organ transplant, Jefferson physicians take on new approaches to increase donations through living donor programs, match-pair transplants and transplant chains.