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Organ transplant recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that impair immune response to pathogens and vaccines.
Even with this increase, older individuals now have better transplant outcomes.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
A new study calls for Black patients in need of kidney transplants to be put on waitlists at a higher level of kidney function.
The music legend is still taking medication but says he is doing much better than before.
Mayra Ramirez received a double lung transplant after COVID-19 caused irreversible damage to her lungs.
There is a broad community of immunosuppressed residents who long ago adopted the habits public officials now tout to avoid contagion.
Experts say treatment decisions should depend on the individual and factors such as cancer stage.
The Grammy Award–winning recording artist told fans he’ll take a hiatus from performing to get a kidney transplant.
The “Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll” suffered a stroke, kidney transplant and intestinal cancer within a three-year period.
In the first five months of 2018, 803 HCV-positive organs were transplanted across the United States.
The rising death toll of the nation’s opioid epidemic has contributed to a recent influx in organ donors.
Born with HIV, he was in need of a double lung transplant.
There are more African-American kidney disease dialysis patients than white patients, and fewer blacks receive live donor kidney transplants c...
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