Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Category: Organ Transplant Safety

CDC: Protect Organ Transplant Patients from Unintended Disease Transmission

Author: Matthew J. Kuehnert, MD, Director, Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety Over the past few years, my team at the CDC looked into more than 200 reports of unexpected disease transmission through organ transplantation. Of the cases that were confirmed, some had fatal outcomes. Clearly, transmission of infections through organ transplants remains Read More >

Posted on by CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog4 Comments

Investigating Rare Transplant-Transmitted Infections

Author – Matthew J. Kuehnert, MD Director, Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion  In our last blog, we discussed the balance between organ availability and safety. Today, we describe recent CDC investigations of transplant-transmitted infections and their implications for this area of healthcare. Because the U.S. does not have Read More >

Posted on by Pedro6 Comments

Organ transplant safety – how safe do transplants need to be?

Author – Matthew J. Kuehnert, MD Director, Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion  More than 100,000 people in this country anxiously await an organ transplant.  Some people will receive a live-saving transplant eventually; however, an average of 18 of the sickest people on the United Network for Read More >

Posted on by Pedro8 Comments
TOP