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UVA Organ transplant team, 1989
UVA’s Organ Transplant Program at 50
General Health 4/26/2017

In the 50 years since it began, the organ transplant program at UVA brought people together, strengthening connections between families, friends, doctors, nurses, transplant coordinators and even strangers.

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Living Liver Transplant: How It Works (Podcast Tuesday)
General Health, Podcasts 10/20/2015

About 17,000 adults and children in the U.S. are waiting for a liver donation, according to the American Liver Foundation, and some will die before they get one. However, they can increase their odds by asking friends and family members to consider a living donation. [caption id="attachment_10838" align="alignright" width="350"] Liver transplant surgeon…

Michael needed a liver transplant. A living donor saved his life.
Living Liver Donation: A Father and Daughter’s Story
Patient Stories, Videos 7/30/2015

When Michael Cox was diagnosed with cryptogenic liver failure in the fall of 2010, his family was told he needed to be put on the waiting list — without a transplant, his life expectancy was less than five years. His daughter, Shana, was immediately tested to become a living liver…

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Transplant Coordinators: With You Through the Journey
People of UVA 4/2/2015

When choosing a place to get your organ transplant, you’ll want to weigh factors like survival data, surgeon experience, research innovation and hospital reputation for delivering high-quality care. [caption id="attachment_9819" align="alignright" width="236"] Transplant coordinator Doriane Perkins, RN, MSN[/caption] Along with above-average outcomes, excellent surgeons, a robust research program and extensive experience,…

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Organ Transplants: The People and Process Behind the Scenes
People of UVA 4/28/2014

12 hours. That’s the maximum amount of time doctors have to transplant a liver once they remove it from a donor. During that 12 hours, a carefully orchestrated dance must take place behind the scenes, one where doctors and staff from different organizations must work together in perfect step as…

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Finding a Kidney Donor Faster: Paired Donor Exchange
General Health 4/8/2014

UVA has a new way to help people who need a kidney transplant find an organ donor. UVA has started participating in "paired donor exchanges," where a friend or family member who wants to donate a kidney to a loved one but isn't a match for the recipient can instead…

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Growing Organs for Transplant: A Major Step Forward
News & Events 4/4/2014

April is Donate Life Month, and the heartbreaking stories of people on long waiting lists for organs are abundant. And if you’ve been thinking about becoming a donor, we strongly urge you to sign up. [caption id="attachment_8115" align="alignright" width="296"] Chris and Bernard Thisse[/caption] But what if, one day, scientists could…

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