University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Organ preservation, expanding donation options discussed in recent transplant series

The Wisconsin State Journal recently published several articles on organ preservation and expanding donation by health and medicine reporter David Wahlberg. This three-day report is the second part of a series on organ donation and transplantation supported by a fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists and The Commonwealth Fund. A number of transplantation and cardiothoracic surgeons from the UW Department of Surgery were quoted in the articles, including Joshua Mezrich, MD; Tony D’Alessandro, MD; Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD; and Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD.

The following articles ran in the Wisconsin State Journal and other newspapers around the state July 5, 6 and 7:

UW Hospital a leader in alternative to brain death organ donation

Imminent death organ donation could help others, stir distrust

New organ preservation technique could replace UW Solution