National Kidney Registry Presents Three Awards to Leaders in the Transplant Community at 2023 Awards Gala

At its 2023 Awards Gala honoring kidney donors and the achievements of the American transplant industry, the National Kidney Registry presented three awards to exceptional members of the transplant community. The Terasaki Innovation Award was awarded to Dr. Jeffrey Veale, the Excellence in Physician Leadership Award was awarded to Dr. Raja Kandaswamy, and a Lifetime …

COVID19 Antibody Launched: National Kidney Registry and Viracor Eurofins Announce Coronavirus Antibody Testing for Transplant Community

The National Kidney Registry (NKR) and Viracor Eurofins announced a partnership today to deliver newly released COVID-19 antibody testing for NKR’s vast network of Member Centers. NKR is the largest paired exchange program in the world and serves approximately 100 transplant programs throughout the United States. NKR has relied on Eurofins’ specialty transplantation laboratories, VRL …

PCR Swab Testing Launched: National Kidney Registry and Viracor Eurofins Announce Coronavirus Rapid Turnaround PCR Swab Testing for Transplant Community

The National Kidney Registry (NKR) and Viracor Eurofins announced a partnership today to deliver testing for Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease) to NKR’s vast network of Member Centers. NKR is the largest paired exchange program in the world and serves approximately 100 transplant programs throughout the United States. The NKR has relied …

National Kidney Registry Upgrades GPS Tracking, Ensuring Shipped Kidney Safety with Next Generation Technology

The National Kidney Registry and Newgate Security have announced the deployment of next generation GPS technology used to ensure the safety of human organ shipments. New smartphone-based GPS tracking devices combined with real-time monitoring systems deliver the most advanced technology in the world for monitoring human organ shipments. This upgraded GPS technology allows transplant centers, …

National Kidney Registry Re-engineers Billing Systems to Facilitate KPD Cost Reimbursements for Transplant Hospitals

The National Kidney Registry announced the completion of a two-year reengineering project to allow hospitals to tie nearly all paired exchange costs back to patients transplanted. With the rapid expansion of services that increase the efficiency and reduce the risk of paired exchange transplantation, such as computerized matching, organ packaging, organ shipping, logistics support and …