Aetna Announces NKR Grant Award

Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Aetna Foundation have announced an initial grant of $50,000 to support the work of the National Kidney Registry (NKR), a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the lives of people facing kidney failure by helping patients with incompatible donors receive kidney transplants through the NKR’s national matching system. Representatives from Aetna … Read More

NKR Keynotes Wharton Welcome Weekend Speech Delivered by Alumnus and NKR Founder & President, Garet Hil

Today, during his keynote speech to participants of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s annual “Welcome Weekend,” Garet Hil, Founder and CEO of the National Kidney Registry, announced the completion of economic research identifying $100 billion in U.S. healthcare savings that can be generated by facilitating living donor kidney transplants over the next … Read More

First Valentine’s Day Donor Chain

On Valentine’s Day, one of the nation’s first three-way living-donor kidney transplant chains was initiated by New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and its medical partner The Rogosin Institute. The innovative approach—a NEAD (never-ending altruistic donor) chain—may dramatically improve the opportunity for patients in need of kidney transplants to find a compatible donor and potentially … Read More

National Kidney Registry Launches Kidney Matching System

Last night, at the New York Academy of Medicine, Garet Hil, Founder and CEO of the National Kidney Registry, announced the completion of the first release of Best Match, the NKR’s state-of-the-art kidney matching system. The announcement was made at a gathering of transplant professionals. According to Hil, the software integrates a full featured web-based … Read More