Increasing the transplant donor pool by fixing lungs outside of the body – Reuters

Reuters Increasing the transplant donor pool by fixing lungs outside of the body Reuters An ongoing clinical trial looking at a device designed to recondition lungs outside of the body could increase the numbers of donor organs available for transplants and potentially improve survival rates in the future, researchers say. Ben Gruber reports.

5-year-old, 5-organ transplant boy regular kid – WTSP.com

Aracelis Ortiz lifts the shirt of 5-year-old Adonis to show the scars from his five-organ transplant. WTSP photo TAMPA — At three years old, Adonis Ortiz endured more than most people do in their entire lives. Born with his organs outside of his body, Oritz underwent a first-of-its-kind successful 5-organ-transplant. Now three years later and … Continue reading “5-year-old, 5-organ transplant boy regular kid – WTSP.com”

Pueblo newborn receives heart transplant – KKTV 11 News

By Kyla Galer |  Posted: Tue 7:40 AM, May 24, 2016 PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) For 51 days, the Blanchfield family waited in fear that one day they might stop hearing their newborn’s heart stop. “We were just in a daze for several days. I couldn’t even think about it without falling apart,” new mother Amanda said. … Continue reading “Pueblo newborn receives heart transplant – KKTV 11 News”

Christiansburg teen fighting for his life, in need of heart transplant – WDBJ7

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A Christiansburg teen is fighting for his life waiting on a heart transplant and is in need of help from his home state. Devin Hairston has been battling a Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) since the day he was born 17 years ago. It’s one of the most complex and challenging cardio … Continue reading “Christiansburg teen fighting for his life, in need of heart transplant – WDBJ7”

Celebration helps transplant recipients meet their donors – WPXI Pittsburgh

Updated: May 22, 2016 – 4:48 PM PITTSBURGH — Hundreds showed up for a core ceremony celebrating a second chance of life for transplant recipients and their donors. Eight-year-old Kyree Beachem was nearing liver failure when she had a four-organ transplant in late November. “I’m doing pretty good,” Beachem said. For Kyree and her mother … Continue reading “Celebration helps transplant recipients meet their donors – WPXI Pittsburgh”

Fortney: 20 years later, heart beats on for grateful transplant recipient – Calgary Herald

Kristy Thackeray and her twin daughters Shaylynn (R) and McKayla, 14, take time for a photo inside their home in Chestermere, Alta., on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Kristy is celebrating 20 years since a heart transplant in her teens. Lyle Aspinall / Postmedia Share Adjust Comment Print From pretty flowers to Roman numerals, people choose … Continue reading “Fortney: 20 years later, heart beats on for grateful transplant recipient – Calgary Herald”

Parents Of Toddler In Need Of Kidney Transplant Take Plea For Living Donor To Streets – CBS Local

ARCADIA (CBSLA.com) — The parents of a toddler with end-stage kidney failure are taking their plea for a living donor to the streets. Neither of Eddie Beal’s parents are a suitable match so they decided to attach a plea for B + blood-type living donors in stickers on the back of their vehicle. The Beals posted … Continue reading “Parents Of Toddler In Need Of Kidney Transplant Take Plea For Living Donor To Streets – CBS Local”

Cal volleyball player Savannah Rennie undergoes liver transplant – ESPN

11:09 PM ET Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — California volleyball player Savannah Rennie received a liver transplant that she hopes will have her back on the court next season. After a nearly 2½-month wait in Indiana, Rennie posted Wednesday on Twitter that her surgery on Tuesday at Indiana University was a success. She wrote: HELLO!I … Continue reading “Cal volleyball player Savannah Rennie undergoes liver transplant – ESPN”

Teen heart transplant patient given puppy – KTRK-TV

CAMP PENDLETON, CA (KTRK) — A teenager who has lived with severe health issues throughout his life has a new friend.Chris Simpson has had health issues since birth. He had brain surgery early on and he is mentally disabled. On top of that, in just 16 years, he has undergone three heart transplants. While visiting … Continue reading “Teen heart transplant patient given puppy – KTRK-TV”

Family celebrates 3-year-old’s ‘Heart Day’ 2 years after transplant – Northwest Herald

ALGONQUIN – Three-year-old Danielle Bockman spent Saturday afternoon twirling around in a pretty pink dress. She ran to a keyboard in her Algonquin home and turned up the music before coming back to show off her enthusiastic and ceaseless dance moves. “It’s my birthday,” Danielle yelled as she spun next to her 5-year-old brother, Jack. … Continue reading “Family celebrates 3-year-old’s ‘Heart Day’ 2 years after transplant – Northwest Herald”