NKR Renames Prestigious Award – Terasaki Medical Innovation

We are pleased to announce that the National Kidney Registry is renaming the prestigious “Medical Innovation Award” to the “Terasaki Medical Innovation Award” in honor of Dr. Paul Terasaki, a pioneer in transplant medicine, who in 1964 developed the test that became the international standard for tissue typing.

Dr. Terasaki’s many significant scientific breakthroughs have saved and improved the lives of over 100,000 patients worldwide. He is a shining example of the incredible positive impact that one man can have on the lives of many.

The Terasaki Medical Innovation Award will be presented annually to a medical professional who, through their pioneering work, has had a significant impact in advancing paired exchange transplantation and saving the lives of those facing kidney failure. For more background on Dr. Terasaki’s many accomplishment and his recent philanthropic activities, please click on the link below.


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