Certain Bacteria May Build Organ Tolerance in Lung Transplant Patients

April 25, 2013 10:06 ET Certain Bacteria May Build Organ Tolerance in Lung Transplant Patients New Research Evaluates How Microbes Interact With and Respond to Transplanted Lungs MONTREAL, QC–(Marketwired – April 25, 2013) –  New research will be revealed today at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific … Continue reading “Certain Bacteria May Build Organ Tolerance in Lung Transplant Patients”

Student Recovering From Transplant – WSYX ABC6 – Top Stories

Updated: Friday, April 26 2013, 05:11 PM EDT CLEVELAND – A Mansfield teacher and the first-grader to whom she donated a kidney are both continuing to recover after the procedure Tuesday. The child’s father says Nicole Miller’s kidney function is improving “to levels she has never seen in her life.” Brian Miller said his daughter’s … Continue reading “Student Recovering From Transplant – WSYX ABC6 – Top Stories”

National Kidney Awareness Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

**Even though National Kidney Month is over, we were just made aware of this fantastic infographic. Thanks again to Stephen for sharing this with us. National Kidney Awareness Month [INFOGRAPHIC] March is National Kidney Month, which means that it is time to spread awareness about the risks of kidney disease and how you can keep … Continue reading “National Kidney Awareness Month [INFOGRAPHIC]”

A message for our heart families

We are posting this message via Joseph P. Hillenburg on the Facebook site Heart Transplant Families. Thanks Joseph for bring this to our attention: Heart parents: There is a proposal being voted on by United Network for Organ Sharing that may affect your child, particularly if he or she is under two years of age … Continue reading “A message for our heart families”

Brave Ryan walks again – Derry Journal

Published on 23/04/2013 11:57 Dungiven teenager Ryan O’Connor continues to amaze family and friends after taking his first steps just months after tragically losing his legs after a heart transplant. The brave 18-year-old received the life saving transplant last November, but due to complications after the operation Ryan had to have both legs amputated. It … Continue reading “Brave Ryan walks again – Derry Journal”

Successful model found for keyhole kidney transplant

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:00 Researchers say adequate training is mandatory and their study could be used as a training model for surgeons wishing to perform human laparoscopic kidney transplant in the future. Image: Wellcome Images PERTH researchers have establish a model for laparoscopic kidney transplant on human cadaver at UWA’s Clinical Training and Evaluation … Continue reading “Successful model found for keyhole kidney transplant”

Martinez boy returns home after lung transplant | Columbia County News-Times

Posted: April 22, 2013 – 4:13pm  |  Updated: April 22, 2013 – 4:53pm By Valerie Rowell Staff Writer A Martinez boy recovering from a double-lung transplant in January returned home Saturday after nearly eight months in St. Louis. Sawyer Mobley, 10, got a ride on a private jet to Bush Field, where he was greeted by family and friends. … Continue reading “Martinez boy returns home after lung transplant | Columbia County News-Times”

1+1=LIFE Photo Competition- VOTE NOW! | American Transplant Foundation

1+1=LIFE Photo Competition- VOTE NOW! Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by Jenny Butler in Connections: A Blog about Life!, Featured Events, Upcoming Events TODAY marks the beginning of our 1+1=LIFE Photo Competition! It’s all about ONE transplant recipient and ONE living donor experiencing LIFE to its fullest because a transplant changed everything. VOTE for the … Continue reading “1+1=LIFE Photo Competition- VOTE NOW! | American Transplant Foundation”

Research aims to boost lung transplant success – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 22, 2013 12:08 am By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette For a lung transplant to be successful, donor lungs must be maintained from the moment they are harvested until the transplant. And before the transplant occurs, the recipient must maintain a level of fitness to optimize the outcome. Because both can affect the success … Continue reading “Research aims to boost lung transplant success – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”

Half Of Americans Would Consider Donating A Kidney To A Stranger According To Poll

Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public’s support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family … Continue reading “Half Of Americans Would Consider Donating A Kidney To A Stranger According To Poll”