Using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent – Medical News Today

Monday 25 August 2014 – 12am PST Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent. The results were published in the journal Transplantation and detail the impact of more than 10 years of using Extracorporeal … Continue reading “Using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent – Medical News Today”

Bardstown boy in need of pancreatic transplant – WDRB 41 Louisville News

Posted: Aug 24, 2014 6:25 AM Updated: Aug 24, 2014 7:19 AM By Kelly Davis – email LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A 9-year-old Bardstown boy suffers from pancreatitis. But despite his pain, he always finds a way to wear a smile. Shade Fikter has been in and out of the hospital 11 times in the … Continue reading “Bardstown boy in need of pancreatic transplant – WDRB 41 Louisville News”

ESPN pumping new life into Keith’s transplant story | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted date August 23, 2014 – 11:20pm Updated August 24, 2014 – 5:24pm By RON KANTOWSKI LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Sports is rife with life-and-death situations, according to the announcers. Sometimes they even are literal. Simon Keith, the former UNLV soccer star, is a survivor of a life-and-death situation. In 1986, when he was 21, he underwent heart … Continue reading “ESPN pumping new life into Keith’s transplant story | Las Vegas Review-Journal”

Race offers chance to honor donors and promote transplant awareness – The Advocate Messenger: Sports

Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:20 pm By LARRY VAUGHT larry@amnews.com | 0 comments JUNCTION CITY — When Max Hester ran in the Dash for Life 5K here last year, his cousin — Luke Hester Reaves of Alabama — has just turned 1 year old. Not long after that, his family found out he had a … Continue reading “Race offers chance to honor donors and promote transplant awareness – The Advocate Messenger: Sports”

Anesthesiology News – Lung Assistant Keeps Patients in Air as Bridge to Transplant

ISSUE: AUGUST 2014 | VOLUME: 40:8 Lung Assistant Keeps Patients in Air as Bridge to Transplant A portable device for inducing respiration in badly damaged lungs may offer hope for patients in remote areas who must travel long distances for a lung transplant, according to the results of a case study. The outcome of the … Continue reading “Anesthesiology News – Lung Assistant Keeps Patients in Air as Bridge to Transplant”

3-D-printed Organs for Transplant One Step Closer

Wed, 08/20/2014 – 11:43am Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them. In the ACS journal Langmuir, scientists are reporting new understanding about the dynamics of 3-D … Continue reading “3-D-printed Organs for Transplant One Step Closer”

Local Family Celebrates Life Long after Child’s Heart Transplant

By: Alicia Turner August 18, 2014 7:07am Birthdays are something a lot of us take for granted, but for one Tallahassee family, their celebration means everything Chloe Novak celebrated her fourth birthday Sunday August 10. However, it’s a birthday some thought she would never see. “It’s a second chance on life,” said Carolyn Novak. When … Continue reading “Local Family Celebrates Life Long after Child’s Heart Transplant”

Heart transplant patients benefit from high-intensity interval exercise – Medical News Today

Monday 18 August 2014 – 12am PST High-intensity interval training can help clinically stable heart transplant recipients achieve increased exercise capacity, maintain control of blood pressure and gain improved resting heart rate when compared with moderate exercise, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. A heart transplant is an operation … Continue reading “Heart transplant patients benefit from high-intensity interval exercise – Medical News Today”

Girl’s rare transplant gives second chance at life | Ames Tribune

By Katie Nelson Posted August 16, 2014 – 9:38pm San Jose Mercury News PALO ALTO, Calif. — Without warning, Katie Grace Groebner kicked up her right foot and bolted down the white, bright hallway back to her exam room. Just before she got to the door, she slowed to a walk, a smile twitching on … Continue reading “Girl’s rare transplant gives second chance at life | Ames Tribune”

TRIO Central Texas works to improve quality of life for transplant candidates – The Killeen Daily Herald: News

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 4:30 am By Janice Gibbs | FME News Service | 0 comments BELTON — Transplant Recipients International Organization is committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors. TRIO Central Texas serves as a patient advocate for all transplant … Continue reading “TRIO Central Texas works to improve quality of life for transplant candidates – The Killeen Daily Herald: News”