Monthly Archives: July 2007

Germany Close to Ending Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban

Germany has edged closer to removing a five-year blanket ban on embryonic stem cell research, according to a report on BioPharmaReporter.com. By a narrow majority, the country’s 24-member National Ethics Council voted last week to effectively overturn a law put in place by parliament in 2002, which bans the use of human embryonic stem cell [Sign in to read the full article...]

From the Editor’s Desk

By Jim Warren Editor & Publisher On Wednesday, July 25, Transplant News and NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals, will present an important 90-minute interactive audioconference that will provide U.S. transplant programs with detailed information on how to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Final Rule that went into effect June [Sign in to read the full article...]

UNOS Seeks Public Comment on Guidelines for Living Kidney/Liver Donation and Transplantation

The United Network for Organ Sharing has issued for public comment four policy proposals recommending guidelines for the practice of living kidney and liver donation and transplantation and minimum criteria for granting designated program status to transplant programs that perform these operations. The proposals address issues concerning the medical evaluation, consent and follow-up of living [Sign in to read the full article...]

CDC Warns Transplant Patients of the Dangers of West Nile Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a brochure for transplant recipients, warning them of their increased risk of suffering the more severe repercussions of West Nile Virus, if infected. Because medicines taken by transplant recipients can make it hard to fight infections, those patients may develop the severe forms of WNV disease, [Sign in to read the full article...]