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Top marks for organ donation in Scotland

Top marks for organ donation in Scotland | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The latest Report card from Scotland reveals that there has been significant increase in the rates of organ donation and transplantation in recent years.

 

The full media release can be accessed via the following link-

http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Top-marks-for-organ-donation-in-Scotland-1255.aspx

 

 

 

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Croatia assists Serbia with organ transplant surgeries - Southeast European Times

Croatia assists Serbia with organ transplant surgeries - Southeast European Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Report of co-operation between two Eastern European countries to facilitate a much needed increase in organ transplants.

 

As a leader in organ transplant procedures and surgeries, Croatia is providing both doctors and training to help its Southeast European neighbours perform more...

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US FDA approves XVIVO lung preservation device

US FDA approves XVIVO lung preservation device | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for transplantation.

 

The XVIVO XPS lung perfusion system is one of several devices currently being trialed around the world. It is now hoped that with the judicious use of this type of technology that more donor lungs will be deemed suitable for transplantation. Once this technology becomes more widely available it is anticipated that this should lead to an increase in the numbers of lung transplants over the next 2-5 years.

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'Alarming increase' in most common liver cancer must be addressed: Doctors - Ahram Online

'Alarming increase' in most common liver cancer must be addressed: Doctors - Ahram Online | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Egypt is a country currently faced with many challenges. One of which is an 'Alarming increase' in the most common type of liver cancer which must be addressed: as outlined in a report of a recently held meeting of specialist liver doctors (ESLC). Of note in many other countries liver cancer has also become an increasing indication for liver transplantation.

 

The incidence of the most common type of liver cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), has doubled in Egypt over the past 12 years, as outlined by Dr Ashraf Omar in the report. There are several drivers of this trend one of which includes Hepatitis C. Strategies are being developed within Egypt to try and deal with this concerning trend.

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