The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, the organs that could save lives go unused.
A child’s history of following a health regimen is a good indicator of his or her likelihood to take important medicines after an organ transplant. Pediatric psychologists often supply an extra push.
Patients with kidney disease have better long-term transplant success when they avoid dialysis and receive a kidney from a living donor. But a new study shows that these “timely transplants” remain elusive.