Many transplant surgeons suffer burnout – Medical Xpress

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40% feel emotionally exhausted, according to a national study on transplant surgeon burnout The findings are published this month in the American Journal of Transplantation. Senior staff psychologist Michelle Jesse, Ph.D., led the Henry Ford … Continue reading “Many transplant surgeons suffer burnout – Medical Xpress”

Spain organ transplants get high speed rail boost – Telegraph

By James Badcock, Madrid8:21PM GMT 24 Feb 2015 Spanish doctors are to use high-speed trains to transport organs for transplant under a new deal between the country’s health and infrastructure ministries. Spain is already the world leader in terms of donations per capita and this latest logistical advance is viewed as an opportunity to boost … Continue reading “Spain organ transplants get high speed rail boost – Telegraph”

School rallies around student in need of transplant – stevenspointjournal.com

Chris Mueller 5:01 p.m. CST February 20, 2015 (Photo: Submitted photo) STEVENS POINT — When the students at the Stevens Point charter school McKinley Center learned that one of their classmates needed a second heart transplant, they wasted no time trying to help out. Four days later, the students had raised $6,614 for 6-year-old Jayden … Continue reading “School rallies around student in need of transplant – stevenspointjournal.com”

Texas teacher a perfect match for first-grader needing kidney transplant – CBS News

CBS NEWS February 20, 2015, 4:10 PM When 6-year-old Matthew Parker’s family found out he needed a kidney transplant, they launched a nationwide search for a match. But they didn’t really need to look any further than his first-grade classroom. His teacher, Lindsey Painter, turned out to be a perfect match and has agreed to … Continue reading “Texas teacher a perfect match for first-grader needing kidney transplant – CBS News”

Mother of 12-year-old transplant recipient honored

By Kristina Scala, kscala@delcotimes.com, @Scala_Kris on Twitter POSTED: 02/11/15, 11:33 PM EST | UPDATED: 1 WEEK AGO Media >> Delaware County Council presented a resolution to Newtown Square resident Janet Murnaghan for her fight to get her 12-year-old daughter suffering from cystic fibrosis a lung transplant. Murnaghan’s efforts not only garnered the media’s attention, it … Continue reading “Mother of 12-year-old transplant recipient honored”

“Revolutionary” organ transplant method trials go well in Groningen – NL Times

Posted on Feb 13, 2015 by Janene Van Jaarsveldt Oil painting of a surgery (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Wellcome Library, London) A “revolutionary” new transplant method now used by the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG) means that 10 to 20 percent more people can get a donor organ, RTL Nieuws reports. A special department in the … Continue reading ““Revolutionary” organ transplant method trials go well in Groningen – NL Times”

Transplant Leads to Nuptials

Added by Ailey Hines on February 13, 2015. This love story begins with a generous woman giving one of her kidneys to a stranger and that grateful man reciprocating by offering her his heart. First he accepted, later she accepted and now they plan to marry. What started out as a transplant lead to nuptials! This all began … Continue reading “Transplant Leads to Nuptials”

YMCA holds fundraiser to help girl who needs heart transplant – Fredericksburg.com: Stafford

Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:00 am FROM STAFF REPORTS Barney Reiley, CEO of the Rappahannock Area Family YMCA, was on a stair-stepper machine at the Massad Family Y branch when he suffered a heart attack in October of 2011. It was back on that machine earlier this month that Reiley led a fundraiser to … Continue reading “YMCA holds fundraiser to help girl who needs heart transplant – Fredericksburg.com: Stafford”

Young heart transplant patient on the mend with dog’s help – CBSNews.com

KRIS VAN CLEAVE, CBS NEWS 10:12 a.m. CST February 16, 2015 (Photo: CBS) A New York boy is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new heart this year. And his doctors are giving a dog named Ralph some of the credit. Eight-year-old Pablo Patino was born with congestive heart failure, and by last fall, his enlarged … Continue reading “Young heart transplant patient on the mend with dog’s help – CBSNews.com”

Dad, Daughter After Liver Transplant – ABC News

Feb 17, 2015, 11:19 AM ET By GILLIAN MOHNEY Digital Reporter via GOOD MORNING AMERICA A father had a tearful reunion with his daughter days after he acted as a living donor for the 3-year-old girl. Michael Wagner greeted his daughter Phuoc with, “Hey mon belle,” or, “Hey, my beauty,” in a video posted to … Continue reading “Dad, Daughter After Liver Transplant – ABC News”