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Read the latest news articles and press releases about living kidney donation, the Donor Care Network, the National Kidney Registry, and Donor Care Network Centers of Excellence.
Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant. If you’ve never considered organ donation or delayed becoming a donor because of possibly inaccurate information, here are answers to some common organ donation myths and concerns.Mayo Clinic ArizonaMayo Clinic Florida
Six of the 11 Mayo Clinic hospitals across the organization, including Mayo Clinic Rochester, Arizona, and Florida, received earned five stars for Overall Hospital Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars.Mayo Clinic ArizonaMayo Clinic Florida
The risk of major complications for people who donate a kidney via laparoscopic surgery is minimal. That is the conclusion of a 20-year Mayo Clinic study of more than 3,000 living kidney donors. Only 2.5% of patients in the study experienced major complications, and all recovered completely.Mayo Clinic ArizonaMayo Clinic Florida
If you’re a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving, according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Mayo Clinic ArizonaMayo Clinic Florida