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Disease's type and severity can vary widely, need professional assessment

Disease's type and severity can vary widely, need professional assessment

February 1, 2024

Advice from Matthew Garner, MD, Upstate transplant surgeon


Why some patients will also receive a new kidney

Why some patients will also receive a new kidney

January 31, 2024

Interview with Matthew Garner, MD, Upstate transplant surgeon


Living donors can make a huge difference

Living donors can make a huge difference

January 17, 2024

Interview with Toby Le Nguyen, MD, Upstate transplant surgeon


The Upstate Foundation receives $247,500 donation from Paige’s Butterfly Run

The Upstate Foundation receives $247,500 donation from Paige’s Butterfly Run

December 30, 2023

Donation will support pediatric cancer care, research and family services,


Specialists check for compatibility of donors and recipients

Specialists check for compatibility of donors and recipients

August 18, 2023

Interview with Reut Hod Dvorai, PhD, director of the histocompatibility lab


Select group of patients don't need a new kidney

Select group of patients don't need a new kidney

July 12, 2023

Interview with Reza Saidi, MD, chief of transplant services


Cytomegalovirus can harm those with weakened immune systems

Cytomegalovirus can harm those with weakened immune systems

April 4, 2023

Interview with Upstate research scientist Gary Chan, PhD


Working to help transplant patients, Upstate researcher awarded $3.2 million grant to help create treatment to fight HCMV infection

Working to help transplant patients, Upstate researcher awarded $3.2 million grant to help create treatment to fight HCMV infection

March 21, 2023

HCMV can significantly raise the chance of organ rejection, making its treatment...


Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus recognized for higher quality in kidney transplant care

Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus recognized for higher quality in kidney transplant care

February 28, 2023

Downtown Campus designated as Blue Distinction® Centers for Transplants by...


Research shows that weight need not disqualify a candidate

Research shows that weight need not disqualify a candidate

February 13, 2023

Interview with Reza Saidi, MD, chief of transplant services at Upstate


Upstate surgeon takes medical mission to help war victims in Ukraine

Upstate surgeon takes medical mission to help war victims in Ukraine

November 23, 2022

Dr Sherard Tatum was among a medical team of surgeons, nurses and technicians...


How kidneys and other donated organs are allocated for transplants

How kidneys and other donated organs are allocated for transplants

February 25, 2022

Interview with Reza Saidi, MD, chief of transplant services at Upstate


Researching new ways to treat graft-versus-host disease

Researching new ways to treat graft-versus-host disease

November 29, 2021

Interview with Mobin Karimi, MD, PhD, a researcher in microbiology and...


Children require kidney transplants for different reasons than adults

Children require kidney transplants for different reasons than adults

April 15, 2021

Interview with surgeon Reza Saidi, MD, Upstate's chief of transplant services


Kidney shortage lessens as healthy people donate one of their kidneys for transplant

Kidney shortage lessens as healthy people donate one of their kidneys for transplant

March 12, 2021

Interview with Reza Saidi, MD, chief of transplant services at Upstate...


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