Posts By: Lina Mackelaite, M.D.

Are you an organ donor? Here’s why you should be

When a patient is notified that an organ donor has been found for their particular need, it’s an emotional moment filled with relief, gratitude and remembrance. As the national transplant list continues to grow, there are currently more than 114,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Each day, about 10 people are added to this…
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Kidney transplants in the COVID-19 era

For many patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, getting a notification that a kidney is available is a dream come true, and a chance to live free from the taxing dialysis routine that’s ruled their lives. But what do you do when your perfect match is found in the age of COVID-19?…
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