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.
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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.
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.
2016 was another big year for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health! Here are our top moments, in no particular order.
A roundup of Jefferson research including new targets for melanoma car, vitamin D deficiency and Cystic Fibrosis, and a new key for reducing the number of kidney transplants a young patient may need over a lifetime.