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MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute to open $2.4M clinic

With an ever-increasing number of patients seeking organ transplants nationwide, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute will open a new $2.4 million outpatient clinic Tuesday.

Saturday - 09/20/2014, 01:38pm EDT

Tags: MedStar Health, D.C.

Rabies-transplant prompts questions: How are donated organs screened?

A Maryland man has died from rabies, contracted from an organ transplant, but a local transplant network says there are many safeguards in place that make the transmission of diseases through life-saving transplants very rare.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 07:09am EDT

Tags: CDC, rabies, disease transmission, Washington Regional Transplant Community

Md. rabies death was from organ transplant

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a rabies death in Maryland was caused by an organ transplant.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: rabies, Walter Reed,

Saving lives through organ donation

About 650 runners and walkers took part Sunday in the 3rd annual Race to Donate Life 5K. Organizers say there are a number of myths surrounding organ donation.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 11:01am EDT

Tags: Occoquan,