Meeting News

Cost-effective drug found to prevent hepatitis C transmission in kidney transplantation

May 30, 2020
A short course of direct-acting anti-viral prophylaxis may be effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis C virus from kidney donors to…
In the Journals

Universal health care may not fully solve inequities in access to kidney transplantation

May 29, 2020
A study conducted in the United Kingdom revealed that racial minorities and patients of lower socioeconomic status were less likely to be waitlisted…
In the Journals

National societies recommend ways to improve safety in organ transportation

May 21, 2020
At a transportation summit, four national transplantation organizations — including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the American…
In the Journals

Donor age, cold ischemia time show little impact on delayed graft function post-kidney transplant

May 14, 2020
Kidneys from older donors showed no significant association with increased risk for delayed graft function, according to this study. In addition…
In the Journals

Study: ANG-3777 effective in reducing delayed kidney function in transplant patients

May 6, 2020
Use of the hepatocyte growth factor mimetic ANG-3777 showed long-term improvement in kidney function in patients who underwent transplantation but…
In the Journals

Better outcomes found for pediatric patients undergoing kidney transplant at high-volume centers

April 27, 2020
Although 1-month graft survival was similar among centers, higher rates of survival at 3 years were observed in children who underwent kidney…
In the Journals

Patient distance from home to center shows no impact on kidney transplantation odds

April 17, 2020
For patients seeking kidney transplantation in the Southeastern United States, center distance from residence did not appear to be associated with…
In the Journals

Kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus increased recipient life expectancy, reduced costs

February 27, 2020
Transplanting kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus into uninfected recipients reduced costs to the health care system, while also increasing…

Organ donation rate, transplants set new record

January 21, 2020
According to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, nearly 11,900 people who died in 2019 donated one or more organs, making it the ninth…

Most active US kidney transplant centers in 2017

Nephrology News & Issues, May 2018
Data used in this ranking are provided by the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (, and include deceased and living donor kidney…