HeartWare: Saving kids waiting for transplants – Sarasota News | Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7: News

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 3:57 pm ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – When children experience heart failure, they often need a transplant to replace their defected organ, but waiting can take time. Now, there’s a new device that helps the heart do its job—without stopping a kid from being a kid. It doesn’t look … Continue reading “HeartWare: Saving kids waiting for transplants – Sarasota News | Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7: News”

Arnold Palmer Invitational: Double-heart transplant recipient Erik Compton finishes tied for fifth – Orlando Sentinel

By Brian Schmitz Orlando Sentinel 8:39 p.m. EDT, March 23, 2014 At one point on Sunday, Erik Compton was at 10-under and four shots behind Matt Every at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He said he wasn’t watching the scoreboard or much of anything else. Well, except when he caught a glimpse of the tournament host. … Continue reading “Arnold Palmer Invitational: Double-heart transplant recipient Erik Compton finishes tied for fifth – Orlando Sentinel”

Family hopes to raise $75,000 for teen’s kidney transplant | WANE

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An area teenager needs a kidney transplant to help her battle a life-threatening disease. Doctors discovered Noel Resor’s rare condition nearly a year ago, and have told her she may need multiple transplants over her lifetime.  The family has teamed up with an organization to help with the cost of … Continue reading “Family hopes to raise $75,000 for teen’s kidney transplant | WANE”

Local family needs help to cover heart transplant costs | CBS 58 | Local News

by Sandra Torres Story Created: Mar 21, 2014 Story Updated: Mar 24, 2014 MILWAUKEE– A local family needs help as they prepare for a heart transplant for their 7-month-old baby. The cost of the transplant often exceeds $500,000 and while this family will have some help with health insurance, they’re still in need of some … Continue reading “Local family needs help to cover heart transplant costs | CBS 58 | Local News”

A transplant co-ordinator talks about the challenges behind a life-saving job | Toronto Star

By: Barbara Turnbull Living reporter, Published on Tue Mar 18 2014 Traci Graf lasted just two and a half years as an organ and tissue transplant co-ordinator, but that still tops the average stint in the challenging field. “Even though I burned out, it didn’t change how passionate I am about the subject,” says the … Continue reading “A transplant co-ordinator talks about the challenges behind a life-saving job | Toronto Star”

Sarah Murnaghan Pedals Forward After Lung Transplant – ABC News

March 17, 2014 By SYDNEY LUPKIN Health Reporter via GOOD MORNING AMERICA Sarah Murnaghan has taken a lot of steps forward in her recovery from the controversial double lung transplants she underwent in June after her family successfully sued to prevent an organ transplant rule from being enforced on her. But there’s something special about … Continue reading “Sarah Murnaghan Pedals Forward After Lung Transplant – ABC News”

Community Rallies Around Sick Teen In Need Of Heart Transplant | News – KEYT

Alys Martinez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Producer/Reporter, amartinez@keyt.com POSTED: 05:09 PM PDT Mar 16, 2014 UPDATED: 09:58 AM PDT Mar 23, 2014 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A Santa Barbara teen is fighting for his life after doctors say he came down with a virus that damaged his heart. 17-year-old Sam Osterhage was diagnosed with heart failure … Continue reading “Community Rallies Around Sick Teen In Need Of Heart Transplant | News – KEYT”

Jordanian boy has successful kidney transplant in Israel — JNS.org

Posted on March 16, 2014 by JNS.org. (JNS.org) While the Jordanian street has expressed a great deal of animosity toward Israel over the killing of a judge who attacked an Israeli soldier at a border crossing, last week a 7-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian boy who had suffered critical kidney failure underwent a successful kidney transplant at Rambam … Continue reading “Jordanian boy has successful kidney transplant in Israel — JNS.org”

Heart maker Carmat to wait before next transplant: founder | Reuters

BY JOHN IRISH PARIS Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:10pm IST (Reuters) – French artificial heart maker Carmat will not carry out any more human transplants until it has determined the cause of the death of the first patient fitted with its device, one of the company’s co-founders said on Sunday. Carmat’s first patient, a 76-year-old … Continue reading “Heart maker Carmat to wait before next transplant: founder | Reuters”

Toddler Feeling Great After Lung Transplant « CBS Miami

March 14, 2014 5:48 PM MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A toddler who was in need of a lung transplant in 2013 will soon return home feeling much better. Texas Children’s Hospital reports Julia Salas received the transplant and has recovered well. CBS4 first shared her story with you in August of 2013. Julia Salas recovered from … Continue reading “Toddler Feeling Great After Lung Transplant « CBS Miami”