The Town Crier: Local News: Christian Bruce receives second heart transplant (05/13/14)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 By REVIS BLAYLOCK Christian Bruce and mother, Lori Faulkner Sunday was a special Mother’s Day for Lori Faulkner, mother of Christian Bruce, a young Caraway man. The family are counting their blessings as Christian is home after undergoing a second heart transplant on April 17 at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in … Continue reading “The Town Crier: Local News: Christian Bruce receives second heart transplant (05/13/14)”

Community rallies around three-year-old who needs heart transplant | WQAD.com

Posted on: 10:22 pm, May 12, 2014, by Jenna Morton, updated on: 10:23pm, May 12, 2014 A Quad City community is rallying around one of their own after learning that a three-year-old will need a heart transplant. Family and friends are stepping in to help. Sometimes in life you have to deal with the cards … Continue reading “Community rallies around three-year-old who needs heart transplant | WQAD.com”

Transplant medicine recalled | Inquirer Business

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10:14 am | Sunday, May 11th, 2014 MANILA, Philippines—A pharmaceutical firm has voluntarily recalled from the market a drug used in organ transplants and the treatment of aplastic anemia. In an advisory, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Sanofi-Aventis Philippines Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of three batches of Rabbit … Continue reading “Transplant medicine recalled | Inquirer Business”

Fundraising begins for family of transplant patient – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

By Dean Olsen Posted May. 9, 2014 @ 9:30 pm Fundraising is underway for the family of a 1-year-old boy who recently underwent a liver transplant to improve his ability to live with a rare, genetic disease. A goal of $50,000 has been set for the family of Aris Pettis, who was born on April … Continue reading “Fundraising begins for family of transplant patient – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL”

Machine perfusion system may allow use of livers currently unsuitable for transplantation – Medical News Today

Saturday 10 May 2014 – 12am PST A system developed by investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine (CEM) and the MGH Transplant Center has the potential to increase both the supply and the quality of donor organs for liver transplantation. In their report, which has been published online in … Continue reading “Machine perfusion system may allow use of livers currently unsuitable for transplantation – Medical News Today”

HealthBeat4: Siouxland girl saved by rare liver transplant – KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Posted: May 08, 2014 6:05 AM By Brianna Clark, Multimedia Journalist SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) – According to health officials at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, more than 16,000 people across the nation are waiting for liver transplants. In HealthBeat4, KTIV sits down with a Siouxland girl who had to fight to get her name … Continue reading “HealthBeat4: Siouxland girl saved by rare liver transplant – KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports”

TWHS students rally to raise funds for girl’s kidney transplant – Your Houston News: News

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:20 pm By Kimberly Sutton Most little girls don’t put a kidney on their birthday wish list, but Halle Ludwig, of The Woodlands, hopes to receive a kidney transplant next month at the Texas Children’s Medical Center right in time for her 12th birthday. Halle, who attends Mitchell Intermediate, goes … Continue reading “TWHS students rally to raise funds for girl’s kidney transplant – Your Houston News: News”

Reducing transplant cost through the CryoPrize

By Tom Watts, The Macomb Daily Joseph Kowalsky is helping make organ transplants safer, less costly and more available through a Clinton Township-based project called the CryoPrize. Kowalsky started the CryoPrize in connection with his work with the Immortalist Society, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to education and research relating to gerontology, health and life … Continue reading “Reducing transplant cost through the CryoPrize”

Reconciliation system facilitates review of pediatric patients’ medication history at admission – Medical News Today

Wednesday 7 May 2014 – 1am PST When children are admitted to the hospital, sometimes the medications they take at home are lost in the shuffle, or they may be given the wrong dose. Having a system in place at hospital admission to record and review a child’s medication history results in fewer errors, potentially … Continue reading “Reconciliation system facilitates review of pediatric patients’ medication history at admission – Medical News Today”

A good heart: An organ transplant and a hidden message

‘To save our kid’ Scott Wallick paced the hospital lobby floor, back and forth between the double sliding glass doors and the red chairs clustered next to the windows that stretch three stories high. He sat down next to his wife, Carla, looked out the windows and stood up again. He was waiting for a … Continue reading “A good heart: An organ transplant and a hidden message”