Black men and women make up a little more than 13 percent of the U.S. population. But they make up more than 30 percent of Americans with kidney failure.
Whether it’s a heart, lung, kidney or liver, many people assume that transplantation is a last resort in treating a failing organ. But in the case of kidney disease, transplantation is actually the first line of treatment for patients who are candidates to receive a new kidney. “A kidney transplant is not a last resort; … Read More
For the first time, our urology and nephrology programs are each ranked No. 1 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s “Best Hospitals 2013” rankings.
Early this month on Facebook, among all the vacation pictures and details of daily life, people started to add a much more important kind of “status update” — declaring themselves organ donors on the social network. Within a day after Facebook added a feature that allows people to declare themselves organ donors, more than 100,000 … Read More