Posts Tagged: transplants
Surgeons at work performing an organ transplant procedure. (Photo: David Tadevosian, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: With over 100,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and about 20% of them living in the Golden State, it’s critical for us to remember the importance of Donate Life Month, which takes place nationally every April. It’s a symbolic time to recognize the miracle of life that organ donors give to recipients and encourage all Americans to consider registering to be possible donors.
A hospital patient is monitored during a dialysis session. (Photo: PicsFive, via Shutterstock)
If it becomes law, SB 1156 will harm some of California’s most at-risk residents—low-income, disproportionately minority dialysis and transplant patients who depend on charitable assistance to afford their health care. More than 67,000 Californians depend on dialysis to stay alive, and many face serious financial hardship as a result of their medical condition.
A pipette and recepticles used in stem cell research. (Photo: CI Photos)
The California stem cell agency has doubled down on its bet on a potentially breakthrough treatment for kidney transplants, raising to $25.4 million its support for a project that is entering its final stages. The hope is that the treatment will not only improve the success rate of kidney transplants but also lead to use in liver, heart and other solid organ transplants.