Laparoscopic Liver Donation Could Facilitate More Transplants « CBS New York

November 18, 2013 6:05 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A major development in liver transplantation could make more livers available, and provide a much easier way for living donors to give the gift of life. As CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Monday, there are slightly over 6,000 liver transplants conducted each year in the … Continue reading “Laparoscopic Liver Donation Could Facilitate More Transplants « CBS New York”

Transplant: The search for a cure – BC | Globalnews.ca

By Elaine Yong  Global News When Addison was fighting for her life in the ICU of BC Children’s Hospital, it was impossible for me to imagine where this journey would take my little family two and a half years later. At that moment, we couldn’t even begin to comprehend what life would look like five minutes … Continue reading “Transplant: The search for a cure – BC | Globalnews.ca”

Guest Editorial: Liver transplant: A personal journey

November 18, 2013 10:28 am  •  Wesley R. Mallicone, For The Sentinel As a licensed athletic trainer at Shippensburg University, my job is to prevent, recognize, manage and rehabilitate injuries that result from physical activity. Athletic trainers can help individuals avoid unnecessary medical treatment and disruption of normal daily life. How ironic then that my … Continue reading “Guest Editorial: Liver transplant: A personal journey”

CHICAGO: Religious leaders show support for organ donation | Health & Science | NewsObserver.com

The Associated PressNovember 17, 2013  CHICAGO — A group of religious leaders is speaking out to assure the faithful that organ donation does not run counter to their religious beliefs. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Sikh leaders gathered in Chicago this week to show their support for organ donation. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White … Continue reading “CHICAGO: Religious leaders show support for organ donation | Health & Science | NewsObserver.com”

Tailored pre-transplant therapy boosts survival rate in rare immune deficiency – Medical News Today

Chronic Granulomatous Disease is a rare immune deficiency that seriously compromises organ function and is life-threatening, with 20-30 per cent of patients dying within the first two decades of life. Cell transplantation, the only cure available to date, requires chemotherapy prior to transplantation in order to avoid transplant rejection, although there is a risk of … Continue reading “Tailored pre-transplant therapy boosts survival rate in rare immune deficiency – Medical News Today”

Heart Strong: Boy Returns to School After Transplant

ROCKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEART STRONG: BOY RETURNS TO SCHOOL AFTER TRANSPLANT by Charles Honey Rockford Public Schools, MI — Some days it seemed hopeless. Here he was, a middle-school boy with a failing heart, stuck in a hospital and tethered to a 200-pound machine doing the work that his heart could not. Devon Saliers admits … Continue reading “Heart Strong: Boy Returns to School After Transplant”

Livers from donors with pre-hospital cardiac arrest considered for transplant – Medical News Today

Wednesday 13 November 2013 – 1am PS Researchers from the U.K. suggest that using organs from donors after circulatory death (DCD) who also suffered a previous cardiac arrest out of the hospital environment could expand the pool of available livers for transplant. Results published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the … Continue reading “Livers from donors with pre-hospital cardiac arrest considered for transplant – Medical News Today”

Nearly $50,000 raised for Larkin grad awaiting lung transplant – DailyHerald.com

By Madhu Krishnamurthy More than $50,000 has been raised in the past two years for Greg White, a 2013 Larkin High School graduate awaiting a double-lung transplant because of the cystic fibrosis ravaging his lungs. Nearly $3,000 was collected during a weekend fundraiser at Old Towne Pub & Eatery in St. Charles, said Erin Barham, … Continue reading “Nearly $50,000 raised for Larkin grad awaiting lung transplant – DailyHerald.com”

Friends rally to aid boy needing kidney transplant – Houston Chronicle

By Annette Baird | November 12, 2013 Jacob Ladyga, 16, has been tired – tired of feeling unwell, tired of his special diet and tired of waiting to feel well. His only kidney, which he received at age 4 from his dad, is failing due to chronic renal disease. The waiting, however, will soon be over for … Continue reading “Friends rally to aid boy needing kidney transplant – Houston Chronicle”

Transplant Games of America Partnership | donatelife.net

Donate Life America is proud to announce our partnership with the Transplant Games of America for the 2014 Games. Please read the press release below for more information on this exciting partnership. Donate Life America – Transplant Games of America Partnership Press Release via Transplant Games of America Partnership | donatelife.net.