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    Welcome to our website! The Transplant Network is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, and their loved ones. To achieve this goal The Transplant Network lends support and encouragement to patients throughout all phases of the transplant journey.
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  • Donor Awareness

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    Saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the many partners and advocates that promote donation. We would like to thank all of our volunteers and members of The Transplant Network. We would also like to express our appreciation to all of the organizations and communities that help us in our efforts to increase public understanding and support for organ and tissue donation as a critical public health issue. Special thanks goes to the Nevada Organ & Tissue Donor Task Force, the Nevada legislature and the Nevada DMV for the tremendous support and help they have given to us throughout the years. Above all, we are eternally grateful to all of our donors and donor family members who have given the most precious gift of life!
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  • Critical Data

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    More than 122,000 people are currently waiting for life-saving transplants; 1,942 of those people are children. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Today an average of 79 transplants will be performed when a life-saving organ becomes available. Sadly, an average of 21 men, women, and children will die each day from the lack of available organs for surgery.
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In a first, liver and kidney from HIV-infected donor are transplanted into HIV-positive patients

In a first, liver and kidney from HIV-infected donor are transplanted into HIV-positive patients In a first that gives HIV-infected patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a dead donor who was HIV-positive into two HIV-positive recipients. The transplant surgeries, which used organs donated by the family of an HIV-positive woman, ended a 25-year stretch in which the organs of HIV-infected people willing to donate them were rejected for use in transplants. The experimental procedure follows...
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Brendan Marrocco, US quadruple amputee, gets new arms

Brendan Marrocco, US quadruple amputee, gets new arms   The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq has said he is looking forward to swimming and driving after having a double arm transplant. Brendan Marrocco, 26, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. He also received bone marrow from the deceased donor of his arms, a therapy intended to help his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication. His surgeon says it will take more than a year to know how fully Mr Marrocco will be able to use the new arms. “The maximum...
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Exercise Guidelines for Transplant Patients

Exercise Guidelines for Transplant Patients “When I was in the operating room before my liver transplant surgery, my team of doctors told me that I was quite healthy except for being in liver failure,” says liver recipient Debbie Pinjuv.  “It seemed like an odd statement to me then, but now I understand what my doctors were saying.  My other organs were still functioning, and I didn’t have a lot of additional medical problems.  The thing that kept me strong and helped me survive the seven year wait on the UNOS National...
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National Donor Sabbath: Bringing Awareness and Saving Lives

National Donor Sabbath: Bringing Awareness and Saving Lives You have the ability to help people and save lives during National Donor Sabbath! Partner with your your faith leader and share the message about the critical need for more organ and tissue donors.  Encourage members of your community to register to become organ donors. It is one of the greatest opportunities today for those who seek to do good, pass along life, and help their fellow human beings. Choosing to become an organ donor reflects one’s deepest beliefs about the sanctity and...
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