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Thomas Starzl, pioneering transplant surgeon, dies at 90

Thomas Starzl, pioneering transplant surgeon, dies at 90 | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl  | 1926-2017: Dr. Starzl performed the world’s first liver transplant in Denver in 1963 along with the world's first successful liver transplant before moving to Pittsburgh. 


In this comprehensive online article insights are provided into the extraordinary drive and determination that Dr Starzl possessed which led to further developments in both liver and kidney transplantation, over the next 20-30 years.


Dr Starzl understood the importance of organ donation from deceased donors for the purpose of transplantation and how organ recovery of multiple organs from the same donor was also possible. In addition he was involved in undertaking trials of some of what were the then new immunosuppressive agents in transplant recipients.


One of the true pioneers in solid organ transplantation


Via Gilbert C FAURE
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This article provides a glimpse of what was required to take liver transplantation from a concept through to being a clinical reality that is now established around the world.
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Robert McCabe Jr., a Kidney Donation Specialist, Dies at 88 - New York Times

Robert McCabe Jr., a Kidney Donation Specialist, Dies at 88 - New York Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Robert McCabe Jr., a Kidney Donation Specialist, Dies at 88
via the New York Times.

 

Interesting historical facts on how donor kidneys were allocated back in time, along with the early use of organ preservation machines.

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Good article on one of the surgical pioneers who helped advance kidney transplantation within the United States

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