Transplant News stories from November, 2014

Children who need a heart transplant should receive a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match

By Robert Preidt-HealthDay

Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they receive a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study. Researchers assessed 10-year survival among more than 2,700 children in the United States after they were put on the heart transplant list. Some

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FDA Approves Blood Test Developed by UPMC Researchers to Predict Rejection in Organ Transplant Recipients

By Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation

A first-of-its-kind, personalized blood test to predict the likelihood of organ rejection in children with liver or intestine transplants has received FDA approval.

The test was developed by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to determine a personalized rejection-risk index with cell-based technology.

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