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Non US Citizens, the Wait List and Transplants in the US, part I

Yesterday I was alerted to an OPTN proposed policy regarding resident and non-resident aliens, and this morning the NY Times ran a sob story on one undocumented resident (aka illegal) who needs a kidney transplant but can’t get one cuz Medicare/Medicaid won’t pay (and he doesn’t have private insurance or the means to foot the …

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Public Comment on OPTN Living Kidney Donor Follow-up Proposed Policy

Here’s my already-submitted public comment to OPTN on their proposed policy for living kidney donor follow-up. The deadline for comment is December 23rd, so there’s still time to compose and submit your own. The purpose of this missive is to respond to the proposed policy to establish minimum requirements for living kidney donor follow-up. Nearly …

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Liver Donor’s Death Followed by His Recipient’s

Last year, two living liver donors died: the Arnold case in Colorado and another at Lahey Clinic in Boston. Less than one year later, the recipient has died as well. This is the obituary that ran in the Boston newspapers: Timothy Paul Wilson, age 58, of Pelham, NH, passed away on the morning of May …

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Fraud in Medical Research

From Huff Po And how fun is this: Retraction Watch. A blog highlighting published academic articles that have been retracted. Finally, Dr. John Ioannidis’ 2005 paper: Why Most Published Research Findings are False.

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First Living Kidney Donor Death of 2011

McAllen teacher dies after donating kidney to her mother Myra Martinez was only 28 years old.

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