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It’s Time

I officially turned off the auto-renewal on this domain name. So, sometime in December of 2017, this blog will disappear. For the sake of all current and future living donors, I sincerely hope someone will build upon what I’ve begun and maintained. Take care of yourselves.

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Incompatible Kidneys Are Twice As Expensive, Half as Good

Desensitization protocols and the unimportance of tissue matching are all the rage in the transplant world these days. They’re heralded as a solution to the so-called organ shortage (no matter that the ‘active’ kidney transplant list has been flat, if not declining, for many years now), and a plethora of propaganda-type media articles have followed. …

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Kidney Donors’ Cholesterol Linked To Kidney Disease

The authors examined 292 living kidney donors a median 14 months post-donation and found that renal function (GFR) was associated with Total Cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein levels.   “The likelihood of CKD [chronic kidney disease, as defined by a glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2] at last follow-up was greater in [living kidney] donors with elevated [total cholesterol] …

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Transplant Wait List Watch 2015

As of today, there are 78,004 active people on the OPTN wait list. A decrease of 2.34% from December 26, 2014.   123,259 total candidates (inactive and active). On December 26, 2014, there were 109,762. A 12.3% increase. That’s 45,255 INACTIVE people on the wait list. Reminder: inactives couldn’t undergo a transplant even if a …

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Proposed Kidney Allocation Policy Interpreted, part II

It’s election time again, which means 12 hour days training precinct election officials to keep the election safe and sound. But here’s a quickie…   (See Part I…)   Current: Kidneys are allocated to candidates who are blood type identical to the donor when the donor has blood type O or blood type B. The …

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