The University of California, San Francisco is the lead institution on a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine if certain immune system cells and/or a drug now used for treating rheumatoid arthritis can be effective in improving and maintaining the long-term health of kidney transplant recipients. READ MORE>>
The state will receive $984,812 as part of a $35 million settlement Ohio and 41 other states have reached with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for unlawfully promoting a drug approved for kidney-transplant patients, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said yesterday. READ MORE>
Whether or not to compensate kidney donors is a debate that has remained unsettled for awhile. The newest chapter in the discussion took place last week in Stanford as well as in San Fransisco, at the World Transplant Congress.
Professionals in the field and lawmakers alike have largely denounced the practice. Still, there are some who feel that providing incentives could help reduce the shortage of kidneys available. READ MORE>>
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HARRISBURG, PA — Imagine waiting years for an organ transplant only to be told you’re no longer eligible to even wait. That’s what happened to a Dauphin County woman in need of a kidney.
Deb Foulkrod, 58, of Swatara Township, has battled end-stage renal disease for the last decade. Five years after her first transplant in 2005, the kidney became infected and she had to go back on dialysis. She’d had her name on the transplant waiting list for the last four years and believed she was getting close to the top. READ MORE>>
A family that sued after a nurse tossed a healthy kidney in the trash during a transplant has settled its lawsuit against an Ohio hospital for $650,000.
A patient, Sarah Fudacz, who was 24 at the time, was to receive her brother’s kidney in 2012 but awoke without having undergone surgery because the nurse had accidentally thrown it out. READ MORE
A Maryland man has died after getting rabies from a donated kidney. The man received the kidney more than a year before rabies took his life. According to a March 16 report by The Star, contracting rabies from a transplanted organ is rare, but not unheard of. READ MORE>>