The National Kidney Registry’s 1,000th Patient Microsite Activated

Today the National Kidney Registry announced the activation of its 1,000th patient microsite. The microsite program provides free websites to transplant patients seeking a living donor so patients can spread the word of their need for a transplant. Dr. E. Steve Woodle, a liver transplant recipient and Director of Solid Organ Transplantation for University of Cincinnati … Read More

The National Kidney Registry Facilitates 5,000th Kidney Transplant

The National Kidney Registry announced the completion of its 5,000th paired exchange transplant, which took place yesterday at UCLA Medical Center. The UCLA recipient was a standard voucher holder whose donor facilitated an earlier chain of three transplants. The kidney came from a family voucher donor at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Jeff Veale, Professor and … Read More

The National Kidney Registry’s 50th Low Eplet Mismatch Transplant

The National Kidney Registry announced that yesterday marked the 50th successful low eplet mismatch kidney transplant facilitated through the Kidney for Life (KFL) program. The KFL initiative utilizes the most advanced DNA sequencing technology to break down single bead antigens to the eplet level, opening up potential matches considered incompatible at the single bead level. Read More

The National Kidney Registry’s 500th Patient Microsite Activated

Today the National Kidney Registry announced the activation of its 500th patient microsite. The microsite program provides free websites and hosting services for transplant patients seeking a living donor. Dr. Sandip Kapur, the Surgical Director of Weil Cornell Kidney Transplant program conceived of the idea as a way for transplant centers to help patients who … Read More

Guinness World Record Organization Distinguishes the National Kidney Registry for World’s Longest Kidney Transplant Chain

Guinness World Records officially recognized the National Kidney Registry (NKR) for the longest kidney transplant chain in the world. This massive chain was supported by the combined efforts of 25 transplant centers, it included 70 surgeries, facilitated 35 transplants and was featured on ABC News’s Nightline. Kathy Hart, a Good Samaritan donor, started Chain 357, … Read More

International Cooperation to Advance Paired Exchange: First International Paired Exchange Website Launched

The first international paired exchange website was launched today at www.internationalkidney.org. Founding contributors include paired exchange programs from the United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand (ANZKX), and the single center program from King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who are committed to advancing paired exchange and kidney transplantation worldwide. The founding contributors … Read More