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Boosters further reduce the risk of severe illness and can help curb coronavirus transmission.
Immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions can benefit from additional shots.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
A growing number of transplant programs are barring patients who refuse COVID vaccines or giving them lower priority on waiting lists.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
Some people with blood cancers, however, may not be as well protected.
Surgeons overcame novel obstacles to complete a full-face transplant on a Black man severely burned in an auto accident.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
For Black people, insurance access, travel distance and a lack of knowledge about options contribute to transplant waiting list disparities.
An analysis of nearly 8,000 heart transplants found that whether or not the donor had hepatitis C, 90% of recipients survived one year.
One year after such transplantations, the outcomes are similar to those who receive hearts not infected with hepatitis C.
After battling several health problems over the years, Turner wants fans to know she feels she has been given second chance at life.
The risks are lower than ever—and could save patients months on organ waitlists.
When Tina Turner’s health faltered, her devoted spouse helped rekindle hope.
April is National Donate Life Month. What do you know about organ donation? Here are 5 facts.
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