UNOS founder and original executive director, Gene Pierce, has passed away at the age of 87. Pierce began his transplant career in 1964 as a surgical administrator at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU Health). In 1984, UNOS was founded with Pierce as its executive director. Pierce retired in 1995. The national network had grown […]
There is currently a lot going on regarding liver allocation. The transplant community is at a crossroads with the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Allocation Committee’s recently released public comment proposal on enhancing liver allocation. The new proposal aims to balance equity in access to liver transplants and recognize concerns that are raised regarding the […]
In 2017, the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) facilitated providing $460,000 in research money to investigators in the field of transplantation. TIRN provides both career development grants for young investigators and research funding in specific areas along with outside organizations. AST TIRN/Astellas Clinical Science Faculty Development Research […]
Mount Laurel, NJ – May 11, 2017 – The American Society of Transplantation (AST) announced its recently elected 2017-2018 board members, including its new president, president-elect, and secretary, at the American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Chicago. The AST inducted its new president, Ronald Gill, PhD, during its annual meeting on May 1, 2017. Dr. Gill is […]
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) recently issued a statement regarding the newly passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AST has several concerns about the law, as it is likely that it will result in many transplant patients losing insurance coverage. For more information, read the full release.
“We have the ability to give the option of life to many people who are exceptionally sick and about to die,” says liver transplant researcher Sergio Duarte, PhD. “That is what I really like about my research — the ability to help and impact so many people.”
Passionate about pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise strategies, researcher Dr. Dmitry Rozenberg, combines both interests in an emerging field in transplantation. Aiming to enhance physical functional ability and the quality of life for lung transplant candidates through his research, Dr. Rozenberg focuses on the significant impairments in skeletal muscle mass, strength, and function — all individual […]
AST President Dr. Dan Salomon was invited to join President Obama this afternoon/Thursday at the White House as he signs S. 330, the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act. Dr. Salomon will attend the very small ceremony in the Oval Office. AST played a very significant role, particularly in the U.S. House of Representatives, to garner […]
Sarah Hyland, the 21-year-old actress who plays Haley Dunphy on the hit ABC sitcom “Modern Family”, underwent a successful kidney transplant this past April. Her story is a beautiful example of the miracle of transplantation. Read more of Sarah’s story, and consider making a donation to Power2Save to help move transplantation forward.
USA Today speaks about organ regeneration and its affect on the future of transplants. Comedian George Lopez and Olympian Chris Klug share their personal stories in this special feature.