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Advisory Committee on Transplantation

ACOT meeting – er- teleconference on May 15. Attend!

From the official email (meetings are open to the public):   You’re invited to attend The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Division of Transplantation (DoT) Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) Virtual Meeting on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. …

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Living Donors, Paired Kidney Donation, & Funding, Part III

See Parts I and II to keep up with the conversation….   Segev and the Kidney Paired Donation Workgroup detailed all the aforementioned supposed ‘extra’ expenses to KPD to set the foundation for their big request: money. And not just any money, but a ‘fee’ paid by the federal government, Medicare and Medicaid, and private …

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How Kidney Paired Donation Affects ALL Living Kidney Donors

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to see my prior post wherein I set the stage for why transplants aren’t necessarily cheaper than dialysis. (and PS I failed to mention the growing number of older folks being diagnosed with end-stage renal disease who are choosing not to have any treatment at all.) Dissecting that explanation matters …

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Kidney Paired Donation Workgroup Recommendation (Updated)

UPDATED March 8: See below the graphic.   Here’s the final recommendation from the Kidney Paired Donation Work Group recommendation as presented at the ACOT meeting today:         Update March 8, 2013: I posted this graphic yesterday during the ACOT meeting while I was live-tweeting. I wanted my twitter followers to access …

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Be at the next ACOT meeting; handouts on new Living Donor requirements

The March 7, 2013 ACOT meeting is a teleconference, and like all ACOT meetings, open to the public. While the agenda isn’t available yet, living donation and living donor issues always make an appearance. So, if you want to listen in and learn what’s happening in the U.S. transplant industry, you can register here: http://www.blsmeetings.net/ACOTSPRING2013/ …

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