Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds: MedlinePlus

By Robert Preidt Thursday, September 26, 2013 THURSDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) — Kidney donors’ risk of complications and the length of their hospital stays have decreased in recent years, a new study finds. Live donors provide the organs in more than one-third of kidney transplants performed in the United States. Previous research has suggested … Continue reading “Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds: MedlinePlus”

Heart Transplant Recipient Celebrates 25 Years Of Health | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

Thursday September 26, 2013 5:02 PM UPDATED: Thursday September 26, 2013 5:27 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio – A heart transplant recipient celebrated 25 years of health on Thursday. Doctors told Ryan Zinn that a virus damaged his heart and he only had six months to live. That was at age 14. Nine months later, he received … Continue reading “Heart Transplant Recipient Celebrates 25 Years Of Health | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio”

Finding may help doctors pinpoint likelihood of kidney transplant failure

by Amy Norton, Healthday Reporter (HealthDay)—Kidney transplant patients who develop a specific type of antibody response may be at particular risk of having the organ fail within a few years, a new study suggests. Experts said the results could help pinpoint those who are at the highest risk of a transplant failure—and possibly aid in … Continue reading “Finding may help doctors pinpoint likelihood of kidney transplant failure”

Ohio Nurses Surprise Lung Transplant Couple With Hospital Wedding – ABC News

Sept. 25, 2013 By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES via GOOD MORNING AMERICA Doug Smith, a police officer with life-threatening pulmonary fibrosis, was one week away from his wedding day last June when he got the 1:30 a.m. call that a donor lung had become available for transplant. The Zanesville, Ohio, 42-year-old had never smoked and had been … Continue reading “Ohio Nurses Surprise Lung Transplant Couple With Hospital Wedding – ABC News”

Students give lung transplant patient a warm welcome back | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota

By: Robin Huebner, Forum News Service FARGO — An 11-year-old Fargo boy who moved with his family to Houston nearly a year ago for a double-lung transplant received a rousing North Dakota State University Bison welcome when he returned to school Monday. With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Jordan Peterson and his 8-year-old brother Jesse … Continue reading “Students give lung transplant patient a warm welcome back | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota”

Artificial kidney could help those with renal failure

It may not look like one, but the Implantable Artificial Kidney device has been designed to function in the same way as a human kidney. By extracting waste and keeping nutrients needed by the body, it could one day help those with chronic renal failure. According to the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation, the organization developing … Continue reading “Artificial kidney could help those with renal failure”

Falls family: No one fights cancer alone – phillyburbs.com: Local

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 10:34 am, Tue Sep 24, 2013. By Liz Johnson Correspondent Kellen Krajcer is only 2, but already he commands an army. At last count, his troops numbered 118 and growing. On Sunday, Kellen’s Crusaders, as they call themselves, will march in the Four Seasons Parkway Run … Continue reading “Falls family: No one fights cancer alone – phillyburbs.com: Local”

Soquel teen awaits heart transplant – Santa Cruz Sentinel

By Kara Guzman Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED:   09/23/2013 06:26:22 PM PDT Gavin Jack spent time with his father, Tony, brothers Kyle and Owen, and friend Garrett… ( SCS ) SANTA CRUZ — Four children wearing “4 Gavin” T-shirts stood in the rain Saturday, at 41st Avenue and Portola Drive, waving signs and directing cars … Continue reading “Soquel teen awaits heart transplant – Santa Cruz Sentinel”

Zing Partners Hails Hoil Heroes Outreach to Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients and Families

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Zing Partners LLC delivered pledges to and is proud to announce continued support of Hoil Heroes Foundation through device sales. Hoil Heros Foundation for their support is the dream of Connor Hoil, who received his life-saving transplant at the age of 3, and his mother, Ginger Hoil. Connor, now … Continue reading “Zing Partners Hails Hoil Heroes Outreach to Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients and Families”

New research on inherited herpesvirus may have implications for transplantation

Up to half a million people in Britain today may not know it, but in their genetic material they carry a particular form of herpesvirus 6 inherited from a parent. The study from the world-renowned Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, is funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC), and published in … Continue reading “New research on inherited herpesvirus may have implications for transplantation”