Northwell launching pediatric kidney transplants – Long Island Business News (subscription)

As part of a bigger push to provide organ transplants, Northwell Health is gearing up to open a pediatric kidney transplant program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health said the New York State Department of Health approved a pediatric kidney transplant program designed to open later this year as part of … Continue reading “Northwell launching pediatric kidney transplants – Long Island Business News (subscription)”

Healthy livers grown from rejected donor organs in transplant breakthrough – Telegraph.co.uk

Healthy livers are being grown from rejected donor organs after British scientists discovered how to combat diseased tissue. Researchers at the Royal Free in London have shown it is possible to strip away the damaged parts of donor livers and use the underlying structure as natural scaffold to rebuild a working organ. The team are … Continue reading “Healthy livers grown from rejected donor organs in transplant breakthrough – Telegraph.co.uk”

Kidney transplant organ failure risk can now be predicted due to ‘landmark’ research – ABC Online

Australian and American researchers have identified several genes that hold the key to determining the future outcome of a kidney transplant, in what has been described as a landmark breakthrough in medical research. Key points: Genes predictive of poor kidney function in future were identified by researchers Experts say knowing likely outcome of transplant will … Continue reading “Kidney transplant organ failure risk can now be predicted due to ‘landmark’ research – ABC Online”

First QC dialysis patient, kidney transplant recipient dies – Quad City Times

 Ellen Welsh was so ill she was not supposed to live past her childhood. But she outlived her prognosis by decades, and died Thursday as the longest-surviving kidney-transplant patient in Iowa. When she was barely a toddler, doctors diagnosed Welsh with polycystic kidney disease, which destroyed her first kidney when she was 4, according to … Continue reading “First QC dialysis patient, kidney transplant recipient dies – Quad City Times”

Residents support teen who received heart transplant at Rock and Ride – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Ricky De La Cruz is not very different from other teenagers. He loves TV, friends and running. “Ricky is Ricky,” his uncle said. A heart transplant in April made sure of that, a fact not lost on the minds of strangers, family and friends who attended a fundraiser Saturday to help cover transplant-related expenses for … Continue reading “Residents support teen who received heart transplant at Rock and Ride – DeKalb Daily Chronicle”

Schoolgirl to have kidney transplant despite NHS denying her the drug Eculizumab – Daily Mail

Abi Longfellow was told by the NHS the drug she needs is too expensive The 13 year old has been on dialysis and could develop a fatal infection She has now made her mind up and will undergo kidney transplant surgery Abi, from Wakefield, has said she is ‘fed-up’ and ‘doesn’t have a choice’ By … Continue reading “Schoolgirl to have kidney transplant despite NHS denying her the drug Eculizumab – Daily Mail”

Alexandria boy needs bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com

(Photo: Creedon family) (Photo: Creedon family) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) — An 11-year-old Alexandria boy is battling a rare form of Leukemia. To beat it, he needs a bone marrow transplant, sooner rather than later. Jack Creedon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (LLS) in November of 2015 and underwent traditional chemotherapy. His body, however, did … Continue reading “Alexandria boy needs bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com”

NPR – Should Doctors Game The Transplant Wait List To Help Their Patients?

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/24/486787474/should-doctors-game-the-transplant-wait-list-to-help-their-patients July 24, 20165:00 AM ET Commentary MATTHEW MOVSESIAN FROM WBUR A chronic shortage of donor hearts places doctors in an ethical dilemma. A chronic shortage of donor hearts places doctors in an ethical dilemma. Hero Images/Getty Images Imagine your heart can no longer pump enough blood to your vital organs. Even minimal exercise tires … Continue reading “NPR – Should Doctors Game The Transplant Wait List To Help Their Patients?”

New technique could make tissue regeneration cheaper and safer for transplant patients – News-Medical.net

Published on July 15, 2016 at 1:14 PM A new technique developed by a UBC researcher could make tissue regeneration cheaper and safer for health-care systems and their patients. A study, conducted by UBC researcher Keekyoung Kim while at Harvard University, has identified new ways in which proteins and various biological molecules–known as growth factors–can … Continue reading “New technique could make tissue regeneration cheaper and safer for transplant patients – News-Medical.net”

Va. boy needs a bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (WUSA9) – An Alexandria, Va. boy is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Eleven-year-old Jack Creedon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (LLS) in November of 2015. But now, even after several attempts to find matching donors, only one donor remains compatible and Jack’s chances for survival depend on the number … Continue reading “Va. boy needs a bone marrow transplant – WUSA9.com”