Tampa boy making progress after 5-organ transplant

By Laurie Davison, Reporter Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 9:58 PM TAMPA — These days Adonis Ortiz, 3, is on the move with energy to burn. He’s a happy child who smiles easily and loves Mickey Mouse. “I love having our little munchkin. He makes us laugh all day,” said his mother, Aracelis Ortiz. … Continue reading “Tampa boy making progress after 5-organ transplant”

Hospital loses confidential information of children in need of transplants | KFOR.com

Posted on: 8:47 pm, March 3, 2014, by KFOR-TV & K. Querry and CNN Wire PITTSBURGH (CNN) – A Pennsylvania teenager in need of a liver transplant may have a new problem on her hands. A mistake at the hospital may have compromised her personal information. Alicia Hruby, 15, has a rare disease and needs … Continue reading “Hospital loses confidential information of children in need of transplants | KFOR.com”

REGiMMUNE’s preclinical results of its method for long-term tolerance in organ transplantation – Medical News Today

REGiMMUNE Corporation announced that the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) has published its paper that describes a novel approach to long-term tolerance in organ transplantation with continuous administration of immune suppressants. “A Novel Approach Inducing Transplant Tolerance by Activated Invariant Natural Killer T Cells with Costimulatory Blockade” was published in the AJT March 2014 Issue … Continue reading “REGiMMUNE’s preclinical results of its method for long-term tolerance in organ transplantation – Medical News Today”

After heart, lung transplant, Weston readies for another fight | Johnson City Press

March 3rd, 2014 9:35 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG Seven-year-old Weston Keeton will undergo an unprecedented post-transplant heart valve surgery on Wednesday. (Photo Contributed) Weston Keeton, the 7-year-old Blountville boy who underwent a heart and double lung transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December, will undergo an unprecedented post-transplant heart valve surgery Wednesday. His mother, … Continue reading “After heart, lung transplant, Weston readies for another fight | Johnson City Press”

No plans for Nebraska transplant-only facility – LivewellNebraska.com

By Rick Ruggles / World-Herald staff writer March 2, 2014 Nebraska’s organ-recovery agency has no plan to create a central facility where organs would be procured. Kyle Herber, executive director of the Nebraska Organ Recovery System, said his agency doesn’t procure enough organs annually to make building and staffing a “mini-hospital” financially feasible. The Nebraska … Continue reading “No plans for Nebraska transplant-only facility – LivewellNebraska.com”

American Journal of Transplantation reports REGiMMUNE’s transplant tolerance results

American Journal of Transplantation reports REGiMMUNE’s preclinical results of its method for long-term tolerance in organ transplantation Tokyo, Japan – February 28, 2014 – REGiMMUNE Corporation announced that the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) has published its paper that describes a novel approach to long-term tolerance in organ transplantation with continuous administration of immune suppressants. … Continue reading “American Journal of Transplantation reports REGiMMUNE’s transplant tolerance results”