13-year-old recovering nicely after kidney transplant

Oct 28, 2013   By Joanne Shuttleworth GUELPH — Tyrel Thomson is one grateful, slightly tired, bored boy and that’s a good sign, his parents say. A step up from the terribly sick boy who learned last December he was in end-stage renal failure and needed a kidney transplant. Tyrel, 13, got his transplant on … Continue reading “13-year-old recovering nicely after kidney transplant”

Mom who saved children also there for ill neighbor – San Antonio Express-News

BY VIANNA DAVILA : OCTOBER 27, 2013 : Updated: October 28, 2013 5:48am SAN ANTONIO – When Daniel Govea heard that his neighbor Sharon Ledesma would be taken off life support, he rushed to the hospital to see her. Ledesma was struck by a car while crossing the street with her children early Wednesday. She … Continue reading “Mom who saved children also there for ill neighbor – San Antonio Express-News”

Double organ transplant saves life of Easton 8-year-old | Sun Journal

Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News Maine | Saturday, October 26, 2013 EASTON — Pete and Kristina Lento were thrilled on Oct. 5, when they were able to bring their 8-year-old daughter, Paige, home after more than a month long stay at Boston Children’s Hospital to attend a benefit supper held in her honor. Paige was … Continue reading “Double organ transplant saves life of Easton 8-year-old | Sun Journal”

Discontinuing mycophenolate acid products does not seem to pose risks of transplant rejection during pregnancy

Research suggests that fetal exposure to mycophenolic acid products (MPA) – which are drugs taken by transplant recipients to prevent rejection – may increase the risk of birth defects and spontaneous abortions. Results of this study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. … Continue reading “Discontinuing mycophenolate acid products does not seem to pose risks of transplant rejection during pregnancy”

Local teen recovers from liver transplant – WEAR ABC Channel 3 – Top Stories

Updated: Saturday, October 26 2013, 12:01 AM CDT ESCAMBIA COUNTY — A local teen is recovering from a liver transplant over the weekend.  During his time of need, he’s getting a lot of support from more than just his family and friends; Ferry Pass Middle School is also stepping in. “I’m just in total awe, … Continue reading “Local teen recovers from liver transplant – WEAR ABC Channel 3 – Top Stories”

Neighbors Organize 5K for Child In Need of A Transplant | Charity Miles

Charity Miles Aneya Fernando is the Social Media Editor for Charity Miles. Posted: 10/24/2013 5:29 pm We at Charity Miles have been regaling the Huffington Post community with tales of courage, compassion and strength from our users. Here’s our latest do-gooder: Emma Yasinski is a 24-year-old laboratory supply sales representative/neuroscience blogger/swim teacher/triathlete and 5k organizer. … Continue reading “Neighbors Organize 5K for Child In Need of A Transplant | Charity Miles”

Kidney Transplant Patient Marries His Donor – Kyle Froelich, Chelsea Clair a good match in more ways than one

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff   Posted Oct 24, 2013 2:48 PM CDT (NEWSER) – Kyle Froelich’s kidneys were failing, and he’d been waiting for a good match—little did he know what his plight would bring him. He met Chelsea Clair in 2009; she’d heard about him, and almost immediately decided to give him her kidney. … Continue reading “Kidney Transplant Patient Marries His Donor – Kyle Froelich, Chelsea Clair a good match in more ways than one”

Stopping transplant drugs before conception benefits fetus

Contact: Kurtis Pivert kpivert@asn-online.org 202-699-0238 American Society of Nephrology Stopping transplant drugs before conception benefits fetus Discontinuing mycophenolate acid products does not seem to pose risks of transplant rejection Atlanta, GA (October 23, 2013)—Research suggests that fetal exposure to mycophenolic acid products (MPA)—which are drugs taken by transplant recipients to prevent rejection—may increase the risk … Continue reading “Stopping transplant drugs before conception benefits fetus”

Rose Parade float to honor Indiana organ donor – KansasCity.com

October 23 BY SUE LOUGHLIN Tribune-Star TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — An 11-year-old Riley boy whose organ donation after his death helped save the lives of others will be honored as part of the Donate Life float in the Jan. 1 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The Indiana Organ Procurement Organization submits one donor to be … Continue reading “Rose Parade float to honor Indiana organ donor – KansasCity.com”

Local baby receives new heart – WNEM TV 5

Posted: Oct 21, 2013 5:38 PM Updated: Oct 23, 2013 6:58 AM By Carrie Sharp, TV5 Anchor – bio | email SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) – WNEM.com first brought you the story of 6-month-old Rylee Reinbold Monday night. The little girl was in need of a heart transplant and family and friends were rallying around … Continue reading “Local baby receives new heart – WNEM TV 5”