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Silverstone Solutions Launches New Version of Kidney Paired Donation Software at DEMO 2009
Date:3/2/2009

New Matchmaker Software Expected to Accelerate Kidney Paired Donations and Give New Hope to Many of the 83,000 People Waiting for Kidney Transplants

PALM DESERT, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Silverstone Solutions, Inc. publicly unveiled a major revision of its Kidney Paired Donation software, Silverstone Matchmaker, at the DEMO 09 conference today. The software, currently in use by California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC - San Francisco, CA) helps match transplant pairs and has resulted in 20 individuals receiving a kidney transplant at the Medical Center to date.

About Kidney Paired Donation

Kidney Paired Donation matches two or more incompatible donor/recipient pairs with alternate, compatible pairs. This concept has been around since the 1990s and is viewed as an innovative way to reduce the number of people on the national kidney organ waitlist. However very few actual transplants had been performed, due to complexity of understanding the millions of combinations possible, the difficulty of sharing patient information between individual clinics, and the general lack of efficient, high-quality analysis and case management software.

"After experiencing the excruciating wait for a kidney and learning about the problem first hand, I knew I had to do something to help. I am a software guy, so I approached this as a software problem," said David S. Jacobs, Founder and CEO. "My first goal was to save two lives and we did that with the first transplant in February 2007. I then moved the decimal point to the right and set the goal at 20 lives saved. We achieved that in 2008. Now the goal is 200 lives saved and enough funding and support to move the decimal point two places to the right--20,000 lives!"

Silverstone Matchmaker is an advanced enterprise software application that provides doctors and clinicians with the tools necessary to rapidly and accurately match living
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