Attitude key for teen transplant recipient

19 hours ago  •  PETE WICKLUND pete.wicklund@journaltimes.com Teen advocates donor registration Abbi Strack maintains a page on Facebook called Abbi’s Challenge. On it she shares encouragement for others enduring major health challenges and advocates for organ donation registration. “Everyone says I have a really cool story and I’m really open about it and I’m positive … Continue reading “Attitude key for teen transplant recipient”

David Foster Foundation’s gala raises $8.2M for organ transplant patients | CTV Calgary News

Ryan White, CTV Calgary Published Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:43PM MDT Last Updated Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:34PM MDT Saturday evening’s David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert brought big hitters from music and business, to the WestJet Campus in the northeast for a fundraising event which raised more than $8 million for Canadian families … Continue reading “David Foster Foundation’s gala raises $8.2M for organ transplant patients | CTV Calgary News”

Super Keith: Spirited 7-year-old gets a transplant, then sings and dances in the ICU – LancasterOnline: Lifestyle

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:30 am By MARY BETH SCHWEIGERT | Lifestyle Staff This summer, 7-year-old Keith Wagner met a new friend named Bob. The two have been completely inseparable since the day Bob saved Keith’s life. Keith, a first-grader who lives in southern Lancaster County with his large, unique extended family, greeted his … Continue reading “Super Keith: Spirited 7-year-old gets a transplant, then sings and dances in the ICU – LancasterOnline: Lifestyle”

Military Funds UCSD Study of Eye Transplant Techniques – Times of San Diego

POSTED BY CHRIS JENNEWEIN ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 IN TECH With $1 million in funding from the Defense Department, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are studying techniques for transplanting an entire human eye. “A whole eye transplant could be a holy grail for vision restoration,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD, professor … Continue reading “Military Funds UCSD Study of Eye Transplant Techniques – Times of San Diego”

Mississauga girl lucky to find liver donor, recovering from re-transplant

Mississauga News By Nouman Khalil MISSISSAUGA – No one can better understand the importance and value of organ donations than Mississauga’s Baig family. Fatima Baig, 21, the youngest member of the Erindale family, was waiting for a liver donation for more than three years and eight months. Her long wait finally comes to an end … Continue reading “Mississauga girl lucky to find liver donor, recovering from re-transplant”

Liver Transplant Reallocation Plan On Hold | KCUR

By ANDY MARSO Dr. Timothy Schmitt, left, and Dr. Sean Kumer perform a liver transplant at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Credit Courtesy / University of Kansas Hospital A plan to redistribute donor livers from areas where donor numbers are higher, like Kansas City and the South, to organ-needy coastal areas … Continue reading “Liver Transplant Reallocation Plan On Hold | KCUR”

Road to recovery is almost complete for transplant recipient – KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Posted: Sep 25, 2014 2:08 PM Updated: Sep 26, 2014 7:53 AM ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — The road to recovery has been a bumpy one for Mankato native Alyssa Sandeen, who underwent her first heart transplant when she was 8 years old. 15 years later, that heart began to fail, and last June, she received … Continue reading “Road to recovery is almost complete for transplant recipient – KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports”

Common Viral Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients Increases Risk of Developing Donor-Specific Antibodies

Released: 19-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT Embargo expired: 25-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Highlights • Among kidney transplant recipients, persistent infection with BK virus does not have a negative immediate-term impact on patient or kidney survival, but infected patients are more likely to develop antibodies against their kidney transplants. • … Continue reading “Common Viral Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients Increases Risk of Developing Donor-Specific Antibodies”

Neighbor Newspapers – Children s Healthcare performs 300th heart transplant

by Staff Reports September 25, 2014 11:08 The Heart Transplant Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reached a major milestone early Monday morning, performing its 300th heart transplant since the program’s inception in 1988. The milestone recipient, Brynslet Sellers, 2, of Screven, had been waiting on the transplant list and living at the hospital’s Egleston … Continue reading “Neighbor Newspapers – Children s Healthcare performs 300th heart transplant”

Hudson Bond’s parents speak out following heart transplant | abc11.com

By Joel Brown Wednesday, September 24, 2014 DURHAM (WTVD) — For the first time since Samantha Stevens gave birth to Hudson Bond back in July, she finally sees light at the end of the tunnel, a day when Hudson can live a life outside of Duke’s Pediatric Cardiac ICU. “[I am] just so happy, so thankful…looking … Continue reading “Hudson Bond’s parents speak out following heart transplant | abc11.com”