organ donation Archives
Flag-raising event honors selflessness of organ donation
Apr. 20, 2023—Organ donors and their families were saluted recently at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.
Process rehabilitates donor livers for transplantation
Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.
Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 14
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt's Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony, part of a national effort to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donors is scheduled for noon on Friday, April 14 by the flagpole on the VUMC Plaza.
Study finds underperforming organ procurement organizations contribute to nationwide shortage
Feb. 8, 2023—The number of potential organ donors in the United States could solve the shortage for most organs, but many organs are not recovered due to performance variations in the opaque organ procurement organization process, according to a just-published study with first and corresponding authors from Vanderbilt.
Donate Life honors those who gave the ultimate gift
Apr. 13, 2022—April is National Donate Life Month. A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at VUMC in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, according to Tennessee Donor Services (TDS). A total of 203 people were tissue donors, enhancing the lives of 3,165 people, reported TDS, the federally designated donor network that facilitates organ and tissue donation in the region.
VUMC a national leader in organ, tissue donations
Feb. 9, 2022—A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at Vanderbilt in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, and more patients generously gave their gift of organs at Vanderbilt last year than any other single hospital in the United States.
Transplant Pharmacy’s Osman donates kidney to former boss
Aug. 19, 2021—Over the last two years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Transplant Pharmacy technician Sarah Osman, CPhT, has become very familiar with the process of organ transplantation.
Transplant Center honored for organ donation efforts
Jul. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Transplant Center have won Platinum Recognition, the highest possible level of achievement, from the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital holds celebration to honor organ and tissue donors
May. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) recently recognized the generosity of organ and tissue donors through a limited-attendance flag raising ceremony.
Dire need to reform organ procurement rules: Karp
May. 5, 2021—A rule requiring greater accountability from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) will increase the nation’s supply of organs donated for transplantation, but it must be implemented quickly and effectively, Seth Karp, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, testified before Congress on Tuesday, May 4.
Organ donor’s impact continues to live on in others
Apr. 22, 2021—Ninety-one people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2020, and behind every one of them is a story. This is the story of Evan Snider, 19, of Franklin, Tennessee.
Human lungs rejected for transplant recovered using novel technique
Jul. 13, 2020—A multidisciplinary team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Columbia University has demonstrated that injured human donor lungs declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human lung and a xenogeneic host.