Transplant News

When you do good work, people take notice. The UMass Memorial Transplant Program has earned media attention for its compelling patient stories and excellent outcomes. We’re proud of the impact we’re able to have on people’s lives, and are pleased to share some recent news coverage with you here: 

 Feb 3, 2020
Superhero’ Steps Up to Keep her Friend’s Husband Off Dialysis
Four weeks after the Jan. 7 transplant surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester, Gilbreath and  Rutkiewicz are on the mend.
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 January 31, 2019
 New liver transplant guidelines improve odds for patients in Northeast​
 Organ transplant issues arise as people continue being denied for transplants.
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February 25, 2018
Less Invasive Liver Donor Surgery May Shorten Transplant Waiting List
One mans only hope of survival was a liver transplant.
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December 24, 2016
If You Want to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Liver Transplant, Move to Georgia
Patients could get transplants faster if they were allowed to use donor livers from Georgia and South Carolina.
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August 18, 2016
Organ Transplant Troubles
Organ transplant issues arise as people continue being denied for transplants.
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August 17, 2016
UMass Program Takes on High Risk Liver Patients Other Facilities Won't
Some hospitals don't allow transplants over a certain age. UMass Memorial takes on high risk liver patients that other facilities won't.
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August 6, 2016
As Drug Deaths Soar, a Silver Lining for Organ Transplant Patients 
The surge in deaths from drug overdoses thas become an unexpected lifeline for people waiting for organ transplants.
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