Newswise: Living Donation Storytelling Project Launches Digital Library on National Donate Life Day, April 12, 2019

Newswise: Living Donation Storytelling Project Launches Digital Library on National Donate Life Day, April 12, 2019. “The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) at UCLA will launch the Living Donation Storytelling Project, a unique digital library of stories of people sharing their real experiences as living donors, recipients of living donor kidney transplants, and those in need of transplants. The launch of this pioneering health education tool coincides with National Donate Life (Blue & Green) Day, as part of a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease and make it easy for anyone to learn and share about living donation.”

Medical Groups Want to Create Database of 3D Printed Hearts

An alliance of medical groups is hoping to create a database of 3D printed hearts. “With use of 3-D printed heart models expected to grow, Illinois hospital system OSF HealthCare and the federal National Institutes of Health hope to partner with the American Heart Association to improve the quality of printed hearts, with the goal of helping more patients. OSF has 10 hospitals in Illinois, all outside the Chicago area, including OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. The groups want to create an online database of 3-D printed hearts from patients with congenital heart defects, reviewed by experts in the field. The idea is to help standardize the process of printing hearts.”