Bay Village Middle School sixth grader medals at Transplant Games – cleveland.com

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – A decade after Nathan Hart, 12, received a kidney transplant, the Bay Village Middle School sixth grader medaled in three events at the 2016 Transplant Games held earlier this month around Northeast Ohio. “I had fun meeting others that are like me that have received a transplant,” Hart said. “I had … Continue reading “Bay Village Middle School sixth grader medals at Transplant Games – cleveland.com”

Mayo Clinic, Transplant Genomics Ink Collaboration – GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Transplant Genomics has announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to develop, validate, and commercialize diagnostic testing for solid organ transplant recipients. Under the terms of the agreement the partners will perform a multi-year assessment of the firm’s TruGraf test for renal transplant monitoring at Mayo campuses in Minnesota, Arizona, and … Continue reading “Mayo Clinic, Transplant Genomics Ink Collaboration – GenomeWeb”

Charity group seeking donations for DeKalb teen, transplant recipient – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

DeKALB – The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is asking volunteers to help raise money to pay for a DeKalb teen’s medical expenses. The transplant association, a national charity that raises funds for transplant expenses, has reached out to the DeKalb area to aid a family in need. Ricky De La Cruz, 17, of DeKalb, was diagnosed … Continue reading “Charity group seeking donations for DeKalb teen, transplant recipient – DeKalb Daily Chronicle”

Teen Gets Heart Transplant Day After Spending Prom at Hospital – ABC News

A Seattle teen says she feels “awake” again after getting a heart transplant the day after celebrating prom in the hospital. The surgery was eight years in the making since Isabella Anderson was told at age 10 that she would likely need a heart transplant to stay alive. Diagnosed as a child with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, … Continue reading “Teen Gets Heart Transplant Day After Spending Prom at Hospital – ABC News”

Microbiota affect the rate of transplant acceptance and rejection – Science Daily

Researchers from the University of Chicago have shown that microbiota — the bacteria, viruses and other microbes living on the skin and in the digestive system — play an important role in the body’s ability to accept transplanted skin and other organs. In a June 20 study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the … Continue reading “Microbiota affect the rate of transplant acceptance and rejection – Science Daily”

New study shows that more hearts should be accepted for transplant in the future – ConsumerAffairs

Since the first successful surgery in 1967, researchers have worked tirelessly to perfect the process behind heart transplants. While there is still more work to be done, these procedures have given years back to the people who need them. However, the number of people on the transplant list vastly outnumbers the amount of available organs. … Continue reading “New study shows that more hearts should be accepted for transplant in the future – ConsumerAffairs”

Doctor leaders to lobby for UK-wide opt-out transplant system – Glasgow Evening Times

DOCTORS leaders are to press ministers for a UK-wide opt-out transplant system. While the British Medical Association (BMA( has advocated the change for some time, it is the first time it has voted to actively lobby governments. Delegates at the BMA’s annual meeting in Belfast voted in favour of a motion saying it will urge … Continue reading “Doctor leaders to lobby for UK-wide opt-out transplant system – Glasgow Evening Times”

Tonawanda teen, younger brother a ‘perfect match’ for marrow transplant – Buffalo News

Conner Vollmer is an “outdoors kid” who likes to hunt, fish and ride dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. Conner also helps neighbors with yardwork, snow shoveling and other tasks around their Town of Tonawanda neighborhood. “I’ll have the garbage cans halfway out and he’ll say, ‘Here, I’ll take these the rest of the way,’ ” said … Continue reading “Tonawanda teen, younger brother a ‘perfect match’ for marrow transplant – Buffalo News”

Law reform in Canada may help curb organ transplant tourism – Medical Xpress

Creating a confidential reporting system in Canada about organ transplant tourism could help reduce the practice and disrupt international networks, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Despite global laws to combat organ transplant tourism—that is, patients travelling abroad to obtain organs through commercial transactions—the practice persists and has implications for care … Continue reading “Law reform in Canada may help curb organ transplant tourism – Medical Xpress”

Gridlock: The Inability to Do Research in Deceased Donors to Improve Transplant Organ Quality and Quantity – Huffington Post

As a practicing organ transplant surgeon, I am struck every day by how many people I could help, if only . . . That’s both the hardest and most important thought to finish. I’ve tried to take it in so many different directions, but there’s only one that I’m sure is actually right: … if … Continue reading “Gridlock: The Inability to Do Research in Deceased Donors to Improve Transplant Organ Quality and Quantity – Huffington Post”