WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig functioned normally after being attached to a human patient during a groundbreaking procedure performed by U.S. doctors. If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of available organs.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some hopeful news for those who have kidney transplants: Long-term survival rates have improved over the past three decades, a review shows. “There has been a gratifying improvement in kidney transplant survival, both for patients and the kidney graft itself, from 1996Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A third dose of a two-shot COVID vaccine significantly boosts transplant patients’ protection against SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study. “We knew from previous studies that two doses were not enough to produce a good immune response against COVID-19 in transplant patients,” saidContinue Reading