Tag: UNOS

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Understanding The Heart Organ Award System

Understanding The Heart Organ Award System

Do you know when “the call” might come? Read this and you might understand a little beter how organs and awarded.

| October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Heart Transplant Statistics 09-25-12

Heart Transplant Statistics 09-25-12

As of 09-25-12 at 2041 ET, there are 3.286 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.  In 2012, 1,212 patients have received heart transplants. In 2011, 2,322 heart transplants were performed. In 2012 462 Blood Type O patients received a heart transplant.   499 Blood Type A patients received a heart transplant. 172 […]

| September 26, 2012 | 3 Comments
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Important Heart Transplant News From Johns Hopkins University

Important Heart Transplant News From Johns Hopkins University

A March report from Johns Hopkins University about heart transplant recipients and the 10-year survival benchmark highlights the donor award debate in Congress.

| July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
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How To Pick The Best Heart Transplant Center

How To Pick The Best Heart Transplant Center

Before choosing your heart transplant center, there are several things you should understand about the cneter’s waiting list and the recovery practices.

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Will Cheney Pay it Forward For Heart Transplantation?

Will Cheney Pay it Forward For Heart Transplantation?

On Saturday, March 24th, former Vice President and political insider, Dick Cheney received a heart transplant at the Inova Fairfax Hospital.  According to media reports, the Vice President is recovering from the surgery. Doubtless, this high-profile transplant will raise questions about the award system used by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the […]

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Who Gets A Heart Transplant

Who Gets A Heart Transplant

It is only natural to think about how and when you will receive a heart transplant. This article may help you understand the wait.

| March 7, 2012 | 4 Comments
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New Wait List Statistics

New Wait List Statistics

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 […]

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Wait List – A Dose of Reality

Wait List – A Dose of Reality

If you do not fully understand the waiting list for heart transplantation or what to expect from a heart transplant, you are not alone.  If you are on the wait list, you know that you are sick, enduring heart failure and unable to function as in the past.  You and those close to you are […]

| December 23, 2010 | 2 Comments
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OPTN and UNOS – What They Do

OPTN and UNOS – What They Do

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.

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
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