Community rallies behind firefighter’s son who had transplant – FOX 5 Atlanta

ATLANTA – You couldn’t tell that just a couple months ago little Hunter Moore of Jonesboro was so sick that he almost died. The son of a Fayette County firefighter was born with a genetic condition called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, which makes an abnormal type of protein that damages the liver. App users: Click here to … Continue reading “Community rallies behind firefighter’s son who had transplant – FOX 5 Atlanta”

Memphis family makes it through snowstorm for toddler’s transplant in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

After a year of waiting for a liver for their ailing 2-year-old daughter, the Faris family got the call this week from Lurie Children’s Hospital — during a snowstorm. The Memphis family, who adopted Brooklyn from China last year, knew one day they’d have to scramble to fly to Chicago for transplant surgery, but they … Continue reading “Memphis family makes it through snowstorm for toddler’s transplant in Chicago – Chicago Tribune”

Infant gets heart transplant moments after going into cardiac arrest – WTOP

(SEATTLE) — The family of a Seattle infant said he was “staring death in the face” days before he got a life-saving transplant. Lincoln Seay was born with a birth defect that left his heart in the wrong place in his body. As a result, he needed multiple surgeries to keep blood flowing and his … Continue reading “Infant gets heart transplant moments after going into cardiac arrest – WTOP”

Two families share joy, pain after rare double-lung and heart transplant at UAB – Alabama NewsCenter

Dovie Luckado struggles to find the words to explain her unbridled joy and her undeniable pain. The joy comes from watching her 14-year-old daughter, Angelynn, no longer lying in a hospital bed, no longer struggling to breathe, no longer clinging to life. Angelynn is walking. She is breathing, with a newly transplanted heart and lungs … Continue reading “Two families share joy, pain after rare double-lung and heart transplant at UAB – Alabama NewsCenter”

Review details treatment and management of transplant-associated viral infections – Healio

A recent review published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal highlighted the diagnosis and management of transplant-associated viral infections in children, while underscoring the challenges encountered during treatment. “Viral infections in pediatric transplant patients frequently complicate care and contribute to mortality,” Benjamin Hanisch, MD, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues wrote. … Continue reading “Review details treatment and management of transplant-associated viral infections – Healio”

Sirolimus to Prevent Vasculopathy after Heart Transplant – Medscape

Dr Virginia Hebl, MD: Greetings. I’m Dr Virginia Hebl, advanced heart failure and transplant fellow at Mayo Clinic. During today’s Mayo Clinic Talks podcast, we’ll be discussing novel therapies to prevent vasculopathy following heart transplant. I’m joined by my colleague, Dr Sudhir Kushwaha, professor of medicine and the director of the Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant … Continue reading “Sirolimus to Prevent Vasculopathy after Heart Transplant – Medscape”

How artificial hearts could one day make transplants history – CBS News

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Each year more than 600,000 people die of heart disease — that’s one in every four deaths. A growing number of people are now living with artificial hearts while waiting for a heart transplant. Amid American Heart Month, CBS … Continue reading “How artificial hearts could one day make transplants history – CBS News”

Young heart recipient prepares for Transplant Games – WTVQ

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)  – A young athlete is preparing for a basketball game. But in this game, everyone wins. It’s because this game will help people, who need organ transplants, to get them. Riley Speck is shooting hoops. He’s just like any other 11-year-old boy. But, not quite. “I had a disease called restrictive cardiomyopathy,” … Continue reading “Young heart recipient prepares for Transplant Games – WTVQ”

When Donated Organs Go to Waste – The Atlantic

Many of the 17,000 people currently waiting for liver transplants in the U.S. have had bags  packed for weeks, months, or even years, ready for the moment the phone rings and the voice on the other end tells them to head to the hospital. Once an organ becomes available, they know, there will only be … Continue reading “When Donated Organs Go to Waste – The Atlantic”

Last-minute transplant saves baby boy with failing heart – The Seattle Times

A 7-month-old Alaska boy with a failing heart was days from death less than a week ago, when a rare, last-minute transplant at Seattle Children’s answered his parents’ prayers. Lincoln Seay, who was born with a severe heart defect, was alert and kicking this week, despite a tangle of tubes and the long scar that … Continue reading “Last-minute transplant saves baby boy with failing heart – The Seattle Times”