Transplant doctor takes on epic journey to the South Pole

**(not a pediatric transplant story, but such a great story about the close bonds that transplant doctors and their patients have with each other)** By Matthew Coutts | Daily Brew – 11 hours ago Email Print For the past six years a group of Canadian doctors and transplant recipients have challenged and conquered some of the world’s … Continue reading “Transplant doctor takes on epic journey to the South Pole”

UCMC Doctors Perform First Transplant Using GPS

A local mother needs a new kidney. Her daughter wants to donate but is not a match. A brother and sister in California go through a similar ordeal. Rather than waiting on a list, University of Cincinnati Medical Center doctors use a national kidney registrar and discover the families could make a perfect exchange. Local … Continue reading “UCMC Doctors Perform First Transplant Using GPS”

Boy who received heart transplant inspires Bakersfield girl

A brave little boy from Oildale who had a heart transplant, has made a big impact on a Bakersfield girl. The fifth grader is now encouraging people to learn about organ donation. 6-year-old Caleb Morgan and 10-year-old Mariah Andriano don’t go to the same school. They were strangers, until Mariah was inspired by Caleb’s story … Continue reading “Boy who received heart transplant inspires Bakersfield girl”

How my daughter got a liver transplant

Our daughter, Jennifer, is a 17-year-old junior at Tulare Western High school. Four years ago, she was feeling ill, which was way out of her normal routine. Then we heard the words that cut like a knife — Liver disease, Stage 4. After many doctors and finally a referral to the University California, San Francisco, … Continue reading “How my daughter got a liver transplant”

Transplant Movie Night

We have just found another great resource. For transplant related movies that is. A recovering transplant patient keeps up a current list of all movies related to transplant for your viewing. There are over 100 movies listed as of this post date. Most complete with synopsis, review and categorized. Please be sure to check out … Continue reading “Transplant Movie Night”

The importance of monthly Synagis

Cold and flu season is upon us.  And for those of our families with little ones under the age of two pre or post transplant, Synagis is a great way to prevent RSV. RSV or Respiratory syncytial virus (sin-SISH-shul VI-rus) is a common seasonal virus that is highly contagious and can be fatal to our transplant … Continue reading “The importance of monthly Synagis”

Loma Linda U Medical Center Touts Transplant Recipients in Rose Parade

By Guy McCarthy Email the author 12:29 pm A boy and a woman who received organ transplants at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital are going to ride a float in the 2013 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, an LLUMC spokesman announced Thursday. Ernesto Bravo Chavez, 12, of Palm Springs, … Continue reading “Loma Linda U Medical Center Touts Transplant Recipients in Rose Parade”