Common questions about kidney health, renal dialysis, transplantation, organ and tissue donation, and paying for treatment are answered here.
Review Date: July 11, 2014
American Kidney Fund
This page is a review of bone marrow transplants and other types of stem cell transplants that are used to treat cancer.
Review Date: January 14, 2013
American Cancer Society
After a baby's umbilical cord is cut, cord blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and a portion of the umbilical cord. Learn how cord blood transplants are used as an alternative to bone marrow, and how they help patients with blood and immune system diseases.
Review Date: January 31, 2013
National Cord Blood Program
All patients accepted onto a transplant hospital's waiting list are registered with the UNOS Organ Center, where a centralized computer network links all organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and transplant centers.
Review Date: March 25, 2013
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
Xenotransplantation, the implantation of living cells from other species to humans, is reviewed. Described within are the process, regulations, and events leading to development of these regulations.
Review Date: December 06, 2012
U.S. Food and Drug Administration