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The importance of kidney transplants

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

J. Keith Melancon, MDKidney transplant surgeon J. Keith Melancon, MD, talks about kidney disease and the importance of kidney transplants. Kidney transplantation is an option for many patients with end-stage renal (kidney) disease, and can help these patients live longer and improve the quality of their lives. Melancon is the new director of the transplant program at Upstate.

Watch the powerful and poignant video A New Beginning, which follows a brother and sister through the gift of life, a living kidney donation. A New Beginning was created by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Ross Taylor, with the help of many, including the pre-operative and operating room team, the entire Transplant Program team and new transplant director, J. Keith Melancon, MD.

Read more about: kidney transplantation and Living transplant transplantation


Organ donation-the gift of life

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Rob KochikRob Kochik, executive director of the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, discusses the history and importance of organ donation, and how you can help. With hundreds on waiting lists locally for kidneys, livers and hearts, he shares ways to become an organ donor, how to make the decision and discuss with your family, and some of the myths about why people don’t sign up.  Register to become a donor now.
Watch the videos: Considering the Gift of LifeSix Myths about Organ Donation; Voices for Donation


4/8/12 Are we going too far to get organs for transplant?

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Arthur Caplan, PhDRenown bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan from the University of Pennsylvania will be in Syracuse for a special seminar sponsored by Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities on April 12.   Dr. Caplan talks about the ethics of the allocation of organs for transplant.

Read more about:
Dr. Caplan’s seminar on April 12: “Are We Going Too Far to Get Organs for Transplant?”
Dr. Caplan’s article: How Target-ed advertising strips away our privacy