News Roundup #15: Conference buzz, cyborg organs, immunological breakthroughs

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Conference Fabulous! Here at TransplantInformers we’re all about sharing ways to re-think donor outreach and education. One of the best ways to do this is attending a conference. Not only is this a congregation of people united by their common interests, which can be very motivating, but it can jolt you out of old routines. … Continue reading

On the cutting edge: Pig hearts, pregnancy, and the frontiers of transplant immunology

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We just participated in a wonderful little hour long live online chat at Science. Two experts were on hand to answer questions on the science of organ transplantation. The discussion centered a lot around xenotransplantation and immune responses to transplantation, as these were the main areas of research for the experts involved. While the answers … Continue reading

News roundup #1: Critical need for Latino donors, successful UK Sikh temple drive, fecal transplant commentary and more

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Great local NBC news coverage from South Texas about the dwindling numbers of blood and tissue donors, with a special focus on the Latino community (video and article). Sikh temple drive in Leicester, UK yields 600 marrow donors (BBC News).  Here’s a video of the BBC TV news coverage. Wired Magazine has some interesting commentary … Continue reading

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