Tiny Liver Transplant Patient to Taste First Thanksgiving – ABC News

Nov 25, 2014, 2:20 PM ET By SYDNEY LUPKIN SYDNEY LUPKIN More From Sydney » Health Reporter via GOOD MORNING AMERICA Born with a rare metabolic disease that rendered eating protein poisonous, 3-year-old Kennedy Stevenson was never able to appreciate a good bite of Thanksgiving turkey. But all of that is about to change thanks … Continue reading “Tiny Liver Transplant Patient to Taste First Thanksgiving – ABC News”

Harrogate student commemorates landmark kidney transplant – Harrogate Advertiser

Published on the 23 November 2014 16:30 A teenager who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant aged just 12 has spoken about her experience in a landmark commemorative event. Hannah Whitaker, from Harrogate, became seriously ill in 2011 and was diagnosed with kidney failure. On dialysis for nine months, her dad donated a kidney and her … Continue reading “Harrogate student commemorates landmark kidney transplant – Harrogate Advertiser”

Transplant boy swims with the dolphins on Dreamflight holiday of a lifetime – Wales Online

Nov 23, 2014 14:56 By Peter Collins Cayden Thomas, from Cardiff, who received a kidney transplant from his dad, was selected for the charity break An eight-year-old Cardiff transplant patient says he will “never forget” swimming with dolphins – thanks to a dream Florida holiday for hundreds of children. Cayden Thomas, who has one of … Continue reading “Transplant boy swims with the dolphins on Dreamflight holiday of a lifetime – Wales Online”

Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant | Community Advocate

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Lydia at Salisbury Beach Shrewsbury – When Rich and Dawn Cavanaugh drove to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton Aug. 1, 2003, to welcome their fourth child, they did so full of hopes and dreams for the baby they would soon welcome into their family. “I had expected to come … Continue reading “Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant | Community Advocate”

Heart Transplant Recipient Gets Special Surprise From Grey’s Anatomy Stars – SiouxlandMatters

Kristen McConnaughey 11/21/2014 09:09 PM11/21/2014 10:58 PM Omaha, NE (KETV) There’s a special bond between the cast and crew of Grey’s Anatomy and a transplant patient at the Nebraska Medical Center. Doctor appointments are nothing new for Aspen Wiederholt from Alta, Iowa.  But the subtle sound, beating loud and clear from the machines at the … Continue reading “Heart Transplant Recipient Gets Special Surprise From Grey’s Anatomy Stars – SiouxlandMatters”

ESPGHAN committee presents recommendations and checklist for liver biopsy in infants and children – Medical News Today

Last updated: 18 November 2014 at 1am PST 10 While noninvasive alternatives are increasingly available, liver biopsy still provides essential information in some children with liver disease, according to a new position paper in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and … Continue reading “ESPGHAN committee presents recommendations and checklist for liver biopsy in infants and children – Medical News Today”

New three-tier hierarchy of care needed for critically ill children, says new report, UK – Medical News Today

Last updated: Today at 2am PST 7 Like1 Children’s health experts are calling for a new three-tier hierarchy system of critical care, enhanced staff training, reorganisation of services and a more consistent funding model to bridge the gap between critical care delivered to children in children’s wards and high dependency units and that delivered in … Continue reading “New three-tier hierarchy of care needed for critically ill children, says new report, UK – Medical News Today”

Miguel Dakota to play benefit concert for child transplant organization | KOAA.com |

Nov 19, 2014 6:57 PM Miguel Dakota to play benefit concert for child transplant organization COLORADO SPRINGS – America’s Got Talent finalist and Monument resident Miguel Dakota will perform a live concert at Pikes Peak Center on January 31.  The concert will support the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of 9-year-old Charlie Richardson.  Richardson … Continue reading “Miguel Dakota to play benefit concert for child transplant organization | KOAA.com |”

BBC News – How are organs chosen for transplant?

19 November 2014 Last updated at 19:11 ET How are organs chosen for transplant? By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Two men have died after worm-infected kidneys were transplanted from an alcoholic donor. The case has raised questions about the checks in place during transplantation and why other hospitals seemingly rejected the organs. … Continue reading “BBC News – How are organs chosen for transplant?”

More children surviving dilated cardiomyopathy without heart transplant

Provided by American Heart Association More children with dilated cardiomyopathy are surviving without a heart transplant, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014. Dilated cardiomyopathy occurs when the heart is enlarged (dilated) and the pumping chambers contract poorly (usually left side is worse than right). It can have genetic and … Continue reading “More children surviving dilated cardiomyopathy without heart transplant”