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First dual HIV-positive organ transplant in Texas gives Dallas man HOPE

This summer, UT Southwestern’s transplant program helped a 53-year-old Dallas man become the first recipient of an HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplant in Texas.

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Dual epidemics in Texas: Navigating kidney transplantation during COVID-19

Patients with kidney disease and living donors face new challenges in the wake of COVID-19. Get answers to pre- and post-transplant FAQs in this MedBlog.

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Jared’s story: 4 kidney transplants in 30 years

When Jared Rumbo’s kidneys failed at age 19, he embarked on a 30-year transplant journey that would lead to four new kidneys and a complex procedure at UT Southwestern. In this week’s blog, transplant surgeon Parsia A. Vagefi, M.D., discusses Jared’s inspiring kidney transplant story.

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Xenotransplantation: How pigs could one day save kidney patients’ lives

Who knew a pig could save the life of someone with kidney disease? With nearly 100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, Parsia Vagefi, M.D., says transplanting pig kidneys into humans could one day eliminate the wait time and save more lives.