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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.

Loyola University Medical Center Named Donor Care Network Center of Excellence for Living Donor Transplant

The Donor Care Network has designated Loyola University Medical Center as a Center of Excellence. The Donor Care Network helps ensure living kidney donors are treated with the utmost courtesy and respect by implementing best practices and recognizing facilities that adhere to their guiding principles. The designation will help Loyola improve patient access to living kidney donor transplants through the National Kidney Registry.

Loyola University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center Is First in the State and among First Two Centers in the World to Use New Technology to Enhance Assessment of Living Donor Kidneys Before Transplant

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) has become the first center in New Jersey and the second in the world to use an innovative imaging technology before surgery to assess living donor kidneys more precisely and comprehensively than conventional imaging techniques, as well as during surgery to help guide the removal of donor kidneys.

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center

UT Health Austin, Ascension Seton Perform First Collaborative Kidney Transplant at Dell Seton

Last week in a historic milestone for The University of Texas at Austin and its clinical partner Ascension Seton, 22-year-old Dom Rainelli received a new lease on life. Rainelli and his cousin, Kayla Wright, underwent successive kidney surgeries as part of the first kidney transplant procedure performed at the Adult Abdominal Transplant Center, a collaboration…

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas

Lifestyle changes can be critical for kidney transplant patients’ long-term survival

 Cancer, infections and heart disease pose the greatest risk to kidney transplant recipients―not organ rejection―according to a recently published Mayo Clinic study. Researchers discovered that recipient death due to factors other than organ rejection is the leading cause for transplanted kidney loss. Only 1 in 4 transplanted kidney losses were caused by organ rejection.

Mayo Clinic Rochester