Ahwatukee boy’s life changed after successful liver transplant – Ahwatukee Foothills News

At 2 years old Jake Peña was fighting for his life, in desperate need of a liver transplant that he could not get in Arizona. One big move and five years later the Pena family is back in Ahwatukee Foothills, close to family and friends, and now with a new appreciation for organ donation. “Before … Continue reading “Ahwatukee boy’s life changed after successful liver transplant – Ahwatukee Foothills News”

A great fighter: Destin baby needs lung transplant – The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — Little Cayden Alexander Guercio is a fighter. His Gaelic name, which means “a great fighter” even reflects that. Born to Dennis and Asdis Guercio on May 24, Cayden was four months early and weighed only 1 pound, 10 ounces at birth. Today, Cayden has passed his due date of Sept. 2 and weighs … Continue reading “A great fighter: Destin baby needs lung transplant – The Northwest Florida Daily News”

Transplant breakthrough as researchers reveal working kidney grown from stem cells – Daily Mail

Researchers used used rats as incubators for the growing tissue Kidneys were generated from stem cells and were first tested in pigs Human trials still several years off, say researchers By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com Published: 18:02 EST, 22 September 2015 | Updated: 18:54 EST, 22 September 2015 1 View comments Scientists say they are … Continue reading “Transplant breakthrough as researchers reveal working kidney grown from stem cells – Daily Mail”

Fighting for Her Life, Baby Aria Waits for Heart Transplant at Mayo – KAALtv.com

Updated: 09/09/2015 8:14 PM Created: 09/09/2015 7:21 PM KAALtv.com By: Meghan Reistad (ABC 6 News) — A Wisconsin family has been waiting months at Mayo Clinic. A heart defect has left their one-year-old daughter with only one option, a heart transplant.  The condition has the little girl dependent on machines and medical care, but her … Continue reading “Fighting for Her Life, Baby Aria Waits for Heart Transplant at Mayo – KAALtv.com”

Mokena infant back home after life saved by liver transplant – Chicago Tribune

Like a champ, Nathan Whitehead smiled brightly as he re-entered his Mokena home for the first time since June. Then, like a 6-month-old, he burst into tears. “He’s hungry,” said his mom, Christina Whitehead. Tears of hunger from their son are a welcome sign for Christina and her husband, Rob, who watched their newborn inch … Continue reading “Mokena infant back home after life saved by liver transplant – Chicago Tribune”

National Transplant Week: Thanks to their donors these athletes won gold for … – Belfast Live

Fighting fit and feeling strong, these athletes will never forget the people who made it possible for them to compete on a world stage. But for once it is not their trainers they want to thank but their donors because all four of these athletes are transplant patients. Kathryn Glover, Catherine Annesley, Phil Cairnduff and … Continue reading “National Transplant Week: Thanks to their donors these athletes won gold for … – Belfast Live”

Simsbury High School Junior Called For Heart Transplant – Hartford Courant

Danny Deitz was with his Simsbury High football teammates for team pictures Wednesday night and was scheduled to flip the coin before the Trojans’ home game Friday night against East Hartford. Thursday morning, Deitz texted coach Dave Masters to tell him plans had changed. “He texted me and said, ‘I don’t think I can do … Continue reading “Simsbury High School Junior Called For Heart Transplant – Hartford Courant”

The link between drug therapy and kidney failure in transplant patients – Medical Xpress

New research will help scientists and medical professionals to better understand the long-term complications caused by an immunosuppressant drug used to treat thousands of kidney transplant patients. Cyclosporin A (CsA) is administered to kidney transplant patients to improve and maintain the survival of the new functioning organ (or graft) by suppressing the immune system. This … Continue reading “The link between drug therapy and kidney failure in transplant patients – Medical Xpress”

Baby Aleeyah recovering from liver transplant – in pictures – The National

Grace Carungay and her daughter Aleeyah, who is recovering from a liver transplant, are seen at the dormitory next to the Chang Gung Memorial hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/I-Hwa Cheng) Aleeyah underwent her liver transplant at the Chang Gung Memorial hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in June. Grace Carungay, her sister, … Continue reading “Baby Aleeyah recovering from liver transplant – in pictures – The National”

The future of engineering transplant organs has (almost) arrived – MyStatesman.com

As 22 Americans die each day waiting for a transplant, researchers are trying to regrow or build new organs to remedy scarce organ donations. An Austin-based nonprofit, Solving Organ Shortage — or SOS — is holding a symposium in Austin on Monday and Tuesday so that researchers, doctors and others can brainstorm in the same … Continue reading “The future of engineering transplant organs has (almost) arrived – MyStatesman.com”