Transplanted lives: Four organ recipients on what donation means to them – The Globe and Mail

DAVE MCGINN The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Apr. 24 2014, 5:00 PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Apr. 24 2014, 1:23 PM EDT Steven Reilander Steven Reilander, 27, lives in Sidney, B.C., where he runs an eponymous film production company, founded two years ago. Born with cystic fibrosis, he received a liver transplant in 1997. … Continue reading “Transplanted lives: Four organ recipients on what donation means to them – The Globe and Mail”

Who Needs a Heart Transplant? – NHLBI, NIH

Most patients referred to heart transplant centers have end-stage heart failure. Their heart failure might have been caused by: Coronary heart disease. Hereditary conditions. Viral infections of the heart. Damaged heart valves and muscles. (Alcohol, pregnancy, and certain medicines can damage the heart valves and muscles.) Most patients considered for heart transplants have tried other, … Continue reading “Who Needs a Heart Transplant? – NHLBI, NIH”

What To Expect Before a Heart Transplant – NHLBI, NIH

The Heart Transplant Waiting List Patients who are eligible for a heart transplant are added to a waiting list for a donor heart. This waiting list is part of a national allocation system for donor organs. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) runs this system. OPTN has policies in place to make sure donor … Continue reading “What To Expect Before a Heart Transplant – NHLBI, NIH”

Gase shares experience with transplant patients – NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News

NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:07 PMUpdated: Apr 23, 2014 9:37 PM By Marc Davis RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Nationwide driver Joey Gase faced a tough decision just after his 18th birthday. After his mother passed away unexpectedly, he was faced with the task of donating her organs. That decision has impacted his … Continue reading “Gase shares experience with transplant patients – NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News”

New Bern toddler has life-saving transplant on Easter – Local – Sun Journal

By Cathryn Lindsay, Sun Journal Staff Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 15:43 PM. For one New Bern family, Easter weekend was not just a time for religious services and Easter egg hunts; it was a time to celebrate a second chance. The Goldstein family spent their Easter Weekend at Duke University Medical Center in … Continue reading “New Bern toddler has life-saving transplant on Easter – Local – Sun Journal”

Heart transplant gives Evie Clasper chance of life – Gazette Live

Apr 23, 2014 09:35 By Andy Passant Little Evie Clasper has the chance of a new life – after finally undergoing a vital heart transplant. The brave three-year-old from Ingleby Barwick faced a race against time as her family endured an agonising wait for a donor. Her worried parents, who have been at her bedside throughout, … Continue reading “Heart transplant gives Evie Clasper chance of life – Gazette Live”

Zurich Classic golfer Erik Compton inspires with heart transplant story at youth clinic | Notebook | NOLA.com

By Rachel Whittaker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Email the author | Follow on Twitter on April 22, 2014 at 8:32 PM, updated April 23, 2014 at 10:14 AM Five-year-old Smith Mcrae and 15-year-old Justice Baham’s faces lit up when they swung golf clubs next to Zurich Classic golfer Erik Compton on Tuesday. Despite their vast … Continue reading “Zurich Classic golfer Erik Compton inspires with heart transplant story at youth clinic | Notebook | NOLA.com”

1st pediatric liver transplant performed at Children’s Hospital of Michigan | News – Home

Published On: Apr 22 2014 03:16:02 PM EDT Updated On: Apr 23 2014 06:14:25 AM EDT DETROIT – A 15-year-old Troy boy has a second chance at life after being the first liver recipient at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, a part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), through a newly expanded collaboration with Henry … Continue reading “1st pediatric liver transplant performed at Children’s Hospital of Michigan | News – Home”

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Transplant Program Among Nation’s Elite, #1 in West Coast | Business Wire

April 21, 2014 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In new data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is once again confirmed as a regional and national leader in solid organ transplants. “These reports speak to our … Continue reading “Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Transplant Program Among Nation’s Elite, #1 in West Coast | Business Wire”

GUESS | Which country in the world leads in organ donation, transplant?

InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MADRID — The Spanish health service may have suffered a series of cutbacks as a result of the economic crisis, but there is one area in which Spain remains a leader and the Spanish people set an example of solidarity for the rest of the world: organ donation … Continue reading “GUESS | Which country in the world leads in organ donation, transplant?”