Guilford County baby returns home to family after life-saving heart transplant – myfox8.com

POSTED 9:47 PM, MAY 30, 2015, BY SARAH KRUEGER SUMMERFIELD, N.C. – After months in the hospital suffering from a rare heart condition, Baby Jax is finally back home in the Piedmont. “It feels amazing to be able to be a mom again,” said mother Mercedes Bunton. “It’s my job now. Not to watch some … Continue reading “Guilford County baby returns home to family after life-saving heart transplant – myfox8.com”

After lifesaving transplant, two moms discover coincidence that brings them … – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

By Lissandra Villa, The Gazette MAY 29, 2015 | 11:04 PM IOWA CITY — “You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart.” That lyric from the musical, “Wicked,” and a transplanted heart that is beating to this day, continue to link two families from Eastern Iowa and upstate New York. For New York’s … Continue reading “After lifesaving transplant, two moms discover coincidence that brings them … – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines”

Police Escort Critically Ill Boy to Transplant Surgery When Helicopter Can’t Fly – Patch.com

Twelve-year-old was rushed from North Jersey home to Philadelphia with massive coordination by first responders. By JASON KOESTENBLATT (Patch Staff)May 29, 2015 As a police officer or first responder, the first duty is to expect the unexpected. Fortunately for a 12-year-old Chatham Borough resident, his local police department and emergency squad were up to the … Continue reading “Police Escort Critically Ill Boy to Transplant Surgery When Helicopter Can’t Fly – Patch.com”

A Year After Lung Transplant, Mokena Teen To Graduate High School – CBS Chicago

May 29, 2015 1:09 PM Steve Miller CBS Chicago (con’t) CHICAGO (CBS) — An 18-year-old Mokena girl with cystic fibrosis will get to graduate with her class at Lincoln-Way West High School, thanks to a lung transplant she received at Loyola University Medical Center. “Tuesday she’s going to walk down the aisle, and I’m probably … Continue reading “A Year After Lung Transplant, Mokena Teen To Graduate High School – CBS Chicago”

Portable finger-probe device can successfully measure liver function in potential organ donors – Medical News Today

Finding may save thousands of dollars spent on surgical evaluation teams A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found. Working with OneLegacy, the non-profit organ and tissue … Continue reading “Portable finger-probe device can successfully measure liver function in potential organ donors – Medical News Today”

Birmingham school rallies behind young patient awaiting heart transplant – Hometownlife.com

Jay Grossman, O&E Media12:10 p.m. EDT May 28, 2015 Phil Sullivan and his son Trevor. The 14-year-old boy has congenital heart failure and is awaiting a heart transplant. Phil and Kimberly Sullivan would love to wrap their arms around the staff and students in the Birmingham Public Schools district and give everyone a giant bear … Continue reading “Birmingham school rallies behind young patient awaiting heart transplant – Hometownlife.com”

4-year-old Jamie’s transplant scheduled for today – Youngstown Vindicator

Published: Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 12:07 a.m. By William K. Alcorn alcorn@vindy.com WARREN Jamie, 4, of Trumbull County was scheduled to undergo a potentially life-saving liver transplant today at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. A plea issued several weeks ago by Trumbull County Children Services, which has custody of Jamie, for a donor … Continue reading “4-year-old Jamie’s transplant scheduled for today – Youngstown Vindicator”

8-year-old Spanaway girl awaits second heart transplant – The Seattle Times

By JoNel Aleccia Seattle Times health reporter An 8-year-old Spanaway girl has been hospitalized since December with a failing heart, waiting for a second transplant that could save her life. Doctors at Seattle Children’s say Aiyana Lucas is battling a rare reaction that has caused the arteries of her first donor heart to narrow dangerously, … Continue reading “8-year-old Spanaway girl awaits second heart transplant – The Seattle Times”

New hope for kidney transplant patients – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

BY BETTY ANN ADAM, THE STARPHOENIX MAY 23, 2015 After more than three years on kidney dialysis, Debbie Posehn thought she would be chained to the life-saving machine for the rest of her life. She felt weak, tired and cold all the time. She couldn’t go swimming or soak in a tub because of the … Continue reading “New hope for kidney transplant patients – Saskatoon StarPhoenix”

New program aims to help hard-to-match kidney transplant patients – CTV News

Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press Published Friday, May 22, 2015 12:10PM EDT TORONTO — A new national program has been set up to help hard-to-match people waiting for kidney transplants to get the organs they need. The program is designed to assist people who are “highly sensitized,” meaning they already have high levels of antibodies … Continue reading “New program aims to help hard-to-match kidney transplant patients – CTV News”