Tag: United network for organ sharing
A March report from Johns Hopkins University about heart transplant recipients and the 10-year survival benchmark highlights the donor award debate in Congress.
As of August 31st, 2011, there are 121,264 patients on wait lists at U.S. Transplant Centers. Of those 121,264 patients, 3,202 persons are awaiting heart transplants while an additional 69 patients are awaiting a heart/lung transplant. The majority of wait listed patients (95,531) patients are awaiting a kidney transplant and another 16.952 patients are awaiting [...]
Less Invasive Heart Surgery I had a different article in mind for today, but I was so excited with an article in the Sunday New York Times magazine that I thought it worth sharing. Part of the article is advertising but I believe there is merit in this article. Heart disease patients can find hope [...]
When patients meet the transplant center’s criteria and are accepted for transplantation, all their data is submitted to the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS has been the administrative arm of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) since inception on September 30, 1986.