Cell transplantation procedure may one day replace liver transplants

Multi-layered sheet of liver cells transplanted to damaged liver improves function in test animals Liver transplantation is currently the only established treatment for patients with end stage liver failure. However, this treatment is limited by the shortage of donors and the conditional integrity and suitability of the available organs. Transplanting donor hepatocytes (liver cells) into … Continue reading “Cell transplantation procedure may one day replace liver transplants”

Transplant Donors And Recipients Want To Know About Each Others’ Health – Science 2.0

Both donors and recipients want more information about each others’ health before participating in transplant surgeries, according to a study which challenges current practices and policies on information disclosure for prospective living kidney donors and their intended recipients.. Patients in need of a transplant may want certain information about a potential living donor before accepting … Continue reading “Transplant Donors And Recipients Want To Know About Each Others’ Health – Science 2.0”

Unruly Teenagers Deserve Organ Transplants Too – Medscape

I am Art Caplan from the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. Anthony Stokes was 14 years old when he wound up in an Atlanta area hospital in need of a heart transplant. His heart had been attacked by a virus and the virus was eating away at … Continue reading “Unruly Teenagers Deserve Organ Transplants Too – Medscape”

Boy Who Received Liver Transplant At Children’s Hospital Goes Home – CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The boy who received a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh has taken a huge step in his recovery. On Wednesday night, Lucas Goeller went home from the hospital. His mother posted some pictures on their Save Lucas Facebook page. His parents say they will have to spend more than seven … Continue reading “Boy Who Received Liver Transplant At Children’s Hospital Goes Home – CBS Local”

Antibodies in the blood provide clues to transplant recipients’ likelihood of rejection

Presence of certain antibody types may indicate the need for aggressive anti-rejection therapy Highlights Among kidney transplant recipients, patients with mostly IgG3 donor-specific HLA antibodies had a higher likelihood of organ rejection soon after transplantation. If rejection occurred in those with mostly IgG4 antibodies, it was usually much later after transplantation. The dominant antibody type … Continue reading “Antibodies in the blood provide clues to transplant recipients’ likelihood of rejection”

Arnold boy gets liver transplant; fundraisers set to help family – Leader Publications

Two fundraisers are set this weekend to benefit the family of Jackson Hodge, 2, who recently got a liver transplant. He is the son of Angela and Garrick Hodge of Arnold. Jackson has progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, a rare inherited condition that causes liver damage. He got a liver transplant on July 23 and is … Continue reading “Arnold boy gets liver transplant; fundraisers set to help family – Leader Publications”

5-year-old Laurel girl receives heart transplant – WMC Action News 5

5 year-old Jenna receives a warm welcome home after heart transplant surgery. JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) – It was a homecoming more than 100 days in the making Friday for five-year-old Jenna Wilson of Laurel. For more than three months, she has been in the hospital battling a heart condition.  In May, her mom, Jessica Wilson, said … Continue reading “5-year-old Laurel girl receives heart transplant – WMC Action News 5”

Young Woman in Need of Double Lung Transplant: ‘Meeting Taylor Swift Was Best … – Patch.com

By AUTUMN JOHNSON New lungs. Meet pop superstar Taylor Swift. More from Livermore Patch Those were the only two things East Bay resident Tiffany Rich, 26, had on her bucket list. Thanks to a social media campaign using the hashtag #Lungs4Tiff, Rich, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, finally crossed one of them off the list … Continue reading “Young Woman in Need of Double Lung Transplant: ‘Meeting Taylor Swift Was Best … – Patch.com”

12-Year-Old Sterling Boy Waits For Liver Transplant – Hartford Courant

On Aug. 15, Andrew Kreger got a phone call he’s been waiting 11 years for. The 12-year-old was told he was second in line for a liver transplant. That call set off a grueling holding pattern. He and his dad had to be ready to head to Yale New Haven Hospital at a moment’s notice. … Continue reading “12-Year-Old Sterling Boy Waits For Liver Transplant – Hartford Courant”

Community opens heart to girl awaiting transplant – Superior Telegram

“She’s strong; she’s a fighter,” said her father, Joshua Grams. They named her well. “Aria means ‘melody,’” said her grandmother, Billie Van Ert. “In Hebrew, it means ‘lioness.’” Less than two weeks after her first birthday, Aria went into cardiac arrest and collapsed at home. An ultrasound in Duluth revealed Aria had an enlarged heart. … Continue reading “Community opens heart to girl awaiting transplant – Superior Telegram”