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New Proposal for Improved Allocation of Liver Transplant Donations

2014 29 Jan

Based on the experience of close to 1,500 transplant donations registered in units in Spain and the United Kingdom, researchers at Spain’s University of Cordoba have developed a mathematical system capable of measuring compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants.Spain is considered the global transplant leader and... Read more

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The Facebook Effect: Social Media Dramatically Boosts Organ Donor Registration

2013 26 Jun

Johns Hopkins researchers see 21-fold increase in a single dayA social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, Johns Hopkins researchers found, suggesting social media might be an effective tool to address the stubborn organ shortage in the United States.The gains were made in May 2012... Read more

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Organ Donation Shortfall at Large General Hospitals in Ontario

2013 03 Apr

Organ donation in Ontario is significantly less common at large general hospitals than at hospitals with clinical programs for transplant recipients, which points to missed opportunities to optimize organ donation, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). To understand whether organ donation rates differed between... Read more


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