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Gut microbiome diversity improves survival in children receiving stem cell transplants

Written by | 6 Sep 2023

The presence of diverse species of micro-organisms in the intestinal tract of children who have undergone a donor stem cell transplant significantly enhances overall patient survival and reduces… read more.

Donor hearts can be reprogrammed with medication for longer storage, improved transplant outcomes

Written by | 16 Feb 2023

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with heart failure are sick enough to benefit from a transplant, yet only around 4,000 heart transplants are performed annually. One reason for… read more.

Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study

Written by | 9 Jan 2023

In a new study involving three volunteers, skin scars began to behave more like uninjured skin after they were treated with hair follicle transplants. The scarred skin harboured… read more.

New method of donor-lung distribution expected to decrease deaths among those on transplant waiting list

Written by | 7 Jan 2023

A new method of donor-lung distribution is projected to decrease the number of candidate deaths who are on the waitlist for lung transplant, according to a study by… read more.

Hearts from donors who were COVID-19 positive may be safe for transplantation

Written by | 1 Nov 2022

Donor hearts from people who were COVID-19-positive appeared to be as safe for transplantation as those from people without COVID-19, according to a short-term analysis to be presented… read more.

Pediatric kidney transplant patients fare better when kidney is from live donor

Written by | 18 Aug 2022

Do pediatric kidney transplant patients have better long-term outcomes when their kidney comes from living, biologically unrelated donors compared to deceased donors? A new UC Davis Health study finds that… read more.

Immunosuppressive drug’s blood level variability may identify pediatric kidney transplant recipients at risk of rejection

Written by | 2 Aug 2022

Although kidney transplantation is the most effective treatment for children with kidney failure, rejection of the transplanted organ by the recipient’s immune system is a major concern. Transplant… read more.

Bacteria in donor organs complicate immune response after transplantation

Written by | 17 Jul 2022

Organ transplant recipients take life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent their bodies from mounting an immune response against the donated organ, yet a substantial number of them still reject… read more.

Western University researchers urge legislation to end organ donation anonymity

Written by | 29 Apr 2022

A team of researchers at Western University is calling for an end to a long-held, strict policy of anonymity in organ donations, pushing for new legislation that will… read more.

Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients

Written by | 24 Apr 2022

Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows. The… read more.

Pilot study suggests artificial intelligence could help assess, improve heart transplant outcomes

Written by | 22 Mar 2022

Heart transplantation can be a lifesaving operation for patients with end-stage heart failure. However, many patients experience organ transplant rejection, in which the immune system begins attacking the… read more.

Positive early access decision by French Haute Autorité de Santé to use Idefirix as desensitization treatment for highly sensitized kidney transplant patients – Hansa Biopharma AB

Written by | 21 Mar 2022

Hansa Biopharma AB, the pioneer in enzyme technology for rare immunological conditions, announced that its first-in-class treatment Idefirix (imlifidase) has been granted early access post marketing authorization (Autorisation… read more.

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