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