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Transplant patient got AIDS from new kidney

(AP) -- A transplant patient contracted AIDS from the kidney of a living donor, in the first documented case of its kind in the U.S. since screening for HIV began in the mid-1980s.

Mar 17, 2011
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Shipping kidneys for transplant is safe, research finds

Kidney transplants using organs from live donors work just as well if the kidneys are shipped -- be it across town or across the country -- as when the donors and recipients are operated on at the same hospital, new Johns ...

Jan 14, 2011
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Pilot transplant project aims to spur kidney swaps

(AP) -- Too often, would-be kidney donors are wasted because the friend or loved one they want to help isn't a match. Now a new national database promises to help find matches for those frustrated pairs so ...

Nov 23, 2010
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