Study identifies characteristics of patients likely to have a potential living liver donor

New research published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, reports that younger patients, those who are married, and those with Child-Pugh C disease–the most severe measure of liver disease–are more likely immigrants, divorced patients and those at the lowest income … Continue reading “Study identifies characteristics of patients likely to have a potential living liver donor”

Metro Detroit man becomes longest-living person to receive liver transplant – WDIV Detroit

Mustafa Sharafi is celebrating a major birthday milestone this year. What makes his 30th birthday extraordinary is the fact that not many people thought he would live to see it. “This birthday signifies how long I’ve come, how far I’ve come,” Sharafi said. He was born with a rare liver disorder, which affects only one … Continue reading “Metro Detroit man becomes longest-living person to receive liver transplant – WDIV Detroit”

Getting to know a transplant candidate – Times Bulletin

  BY JIM LANGHAM DHI Media Correspondant news@timesbulletin.com VAN WERT — This past May 21 was one of the biggest days in the life of Crestview graduate Jasmine Coleman. It was the day she was officially listed nationwide for a double lung transplant. It was in 2011 when Coleman, the daughter of Don and Faith … Continue reading “Getting to know a transplant candidate – Times Bulletin”

Wellington girl with broken heart a step close to unprecedented transplant – Stuff.co.nz

BEN HEATHER Last updated 05:00, June 22 2015 Ross Giblin Wellington girl Lily Leadbetter, 22 months old, underwent three open heart operation before her first birthday, just to stay alive. Now she needs a new heart. Lily Leadbetter is one step closer to a life saving new heart, after receiving special funding to travel to Australia. … Continue reading “Wellington girl with broken heart a step close to unprecedented transplant – Stuff.co.nz”

Football team raises money to boy in need of multi-organ transplant – abc27

 By Samantha Galvez and Sarah NewtonPublished: June 21, 2015, 7:26 am Updated: June 22, 2015, 8:52 am LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – As raindrops fell outside, love and support flooded the inside of the Elizabethtown High School stadium. “Tonight’s all about Tony,” Tom Cross, a member of the Ghost Riders football team, said. Tony Forte like any … Continue reading “Football team raises money to boy in need of multi-organ transplant – abc27”

Vaughan toddler recovering after liver transplant; mother was donor – CityNews

BY CHARLENE CLOSE POSTED JUN 19, 2015 2:21 PM EDT LAST UPDATED JUN 19, 2015 AT 2:41 PM EDT A toddler from Vaughan has undergone life-saving liver surgery at Toronto General Hospital after receiving a transplant from a live donor, her mother. The family of eight-and-a-half month old Delfina Budziak made a public appeal for … Continue reading “Vaughan toddler recovering after liver transplant; mother was donor – CityNews”

Medical resources allocated equally across groups, but more efficiently across individuals – Medical News Today

People make dramatically different decisions about who should receive hypothetical transplant organs depending on whether the potential recipients are presented as individuals or as part of a larger group, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that when recipients are considered in groups, … Continue reading “Medical resources allocated equally across groups, but more efficiently across individuals – Medical News Today”

Woman to Become Transplant Nurse After Having Two Liver Transplants as a … – ABC News

Jun 15, 2015, 2:06 PM ET By GILLIAN MOHNEY Laurie Lukianov is enjoying her first year as a nursing student in Massachusetts. Laurie Lukianov A Massachusetts nursing student said she is excited about the possibility of helping people through life saving transplants after she herself had two liver transplants as a child. Laurie Lukianov, 26, … Continue reading “Woman to Become Transplant Nurse After Having Two Liver Transplants as a … – ABC News”

Community helps raise money for infant after liver transplant – WBNG-TV

By Stephen Adams June 14, 2015 Updated Jun 14, 2015 at 6:52 PM EDT Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Community members gathered at Ross Park in Binghamton Sunday afternoon to raise money for Caleb Munn, who is only 8 months old, but has already overcome serious medical problems. Action News first shared Caleb’s story on June … Continue reading “Community helps raise money for infant after liver transplant – WBNG-TV”

Lexington 10-year-old faces kidney transplant – Jackson Clarion Ledger

Billy Watkins, The Clarion-Ledger9:04 p.m. CDT June 14, 2015 Bryce Purvis, 10, of Lexington looks at his blood pressure reading after being checked by his mother, Dawn Ashley, an LPN at the Lexington Primary Care Clinic in Lexington. Bryce was born with a rare disease that has caused his kidneys to fail and will receive … Continue reading “Lexington 10-year-old faces kidney transplant – Jackson Clarion Ledger”