Tag Archives: transplantation (kidney)

Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Currently, living donors are urged to go ahead with the preliminary steps in the process remotely, but in-person appointments and transplants are largely on hold. Deceased-donor transplantations — deemed essential surgeries — are moving forward, but surgeons …

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Transplant Decisions Complicated by Donor COVID-19 Unknowns

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Without that clarification, organizations that facilitate transplants might not have been able to even enter a hospital. Living Donors Can Start the Process Virtually Living-donor kidney transplants, in contrast, are considered elective surgery and, under normal circumstances, can be scheduled at the convenience of the donor and …

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