Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and U-M Health System Department of Surgery see promise in a new approach to increasing long-term survival after organ transplant — one that’s showing encouraging results in animal models.
The University of Michigan in partnership with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, are pleased to announce they have been selected to continue operating the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC).
The University of Michigan already has three wins over Ohio State this season, but the real winners are those who need the life-saving donations secured during annual challenges between the Wolverines and the Buckeyes.
Ann Arbor, Mich. – People given the gift of life – blood, organs, tissue or bone marrow – are grateful every day for the hero who gave them a second chance at life. In an inspirational new video, U-M patients share how their hero impacted them and their families with a life-saving donation.
More than 800 people attended the second annual Be a Hero at the Big House donor drive, donating 230 pints of blood, signing up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry and joining the national bone marrow registry.
After about a 4-year wait, years of dialysis treatments and 65 surgeries, Jai'Wan Davis-Harbour received a successful kidney transplant at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Because of a generous organ donor, Jai'Wan, 11, got a second chance at life.
Wolverines for Life, the University of Michigan's initiative to promote life-saving organ and tissue donation, honored a U-M Athletics Department official and a local businessman Thursday for their efforts to promote organ, tissue, blood and bone marrow donations.
The Taubman Health Center on the U-M medical campus draws patients from around the state and the world, for outpatient visits with some of the nation's top specialists. Now, UMHS will renovate, reorganize and revitalize the building, and add to the range of services offered there.
A new combination of investigational drugs successfully suppressed hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in a high percent of patients who had not responded to previous treatment in a study led by a University of Michigan hepatologist.
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Want to know how well UMHS does at providing high-quality care and protecting patients' safety while they receive care? Check out the newly updated data on a website that provides these data, patient ratings of UMHS care, and much more, to the public.
Liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure, according to research by U-M physicians and experts.
Patients get a second chance at life at the University of Michigan Transplant Center, so it's fitting that an annual fundraiser for the center's efforts is dubbed Vita Redita, which means life restored. The ninth annual Vita Redita gala dinner and auction is set for Nov. 12.
Ian Jenkins, became an organ, tissue and cornea donor this past May at the University of Michigan Health System. Ian was only 15 when he died, but he lived life with a purpose. His purpose lives on through his gifts to others who now have new and improved life.
In the annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, now underway, Michigan residents who sign up on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry during the campaign can “vote” for their favorite school as well.