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Kidney Donors’ Risk of End-stage Renal Disease – AGAIN

Recently, a media blitz heralded the arrival of an end-stage renal disease prediction calculator for potential living kidney donors, backed up by a prestigious publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. I glanced at the study, noticed that it used the “woefully incomplete” and “useless” OPTN database, and it only pulled living kidney donors …

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Living Kidney Donation’s Medical Risks Are Unknown, says Segev

Dr. Dorry Segev is a transplant surgeon and researcher at Johns Hopkins with many living kidney donation publications on his resume. At the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium 2015, he gave a presentation entitled “Long-Term Living Donor Outcomes; When to Say No“. If you have an extra 20  minutes, I suggest sitting down …

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Living Donor Webinar July 17

If you want insight into transplant professionals and OPTN’s attitudes, perspectives, and current goals regarding living donation, register for this free teleconference. Live tweet, take notes, write a blog post, contact OPTN’s President afterward with any concerns… SAVE THE DATE Region 10 Educational Webinar Series – Living Donation July 17, 2013 12:00pm ET     …

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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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