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In an unprecedented organ transplant chain at NYPH and ten other hospitals across the U.S., thirty patients with renal failure received a new kidney in the largest organ swap ever performed. The intricately coordinated exchange enabled more recipients to have transplants, and to receive better matched organs, than if they had remained on the organ wait list — or if they had received transplants directly from their loved ones.
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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has officially launched the Center for Acute Respiratory Failure, which offers expertise in using lung bypass technology to help adult patients whose lungs are rapidly shutting down. Already one of the largest centers in the world for respiratory as well as cardiac failure in adults, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is expanding further due to its new ECMO program.
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