Father who gave his baby a transplant urges others to become organ donors – Daily Mail

Allie Driva was born with biliary atresia which caused her liver to fail Family told she would die without a transplant after treatment didn’t work Father Ryan was found to be a match and donated part of his own liver He shared pictures of her swelling and rotten liver to encourage donors  By Kate Pickles … Continue reading “Father who gave his baby a transplant urges others to become organ donors – Daily Mail”

SJ transplant recipient wins scholarship – Cherry Hill Courier Post

Danielle Hess of Voorhees, a liver transplant recipient, has been awarded a college scholarship through the Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Gift of Life Donor Program. The Eastern Regional High School graduate received a $2,500 scholarship and will attend Arizona State University.(Photo: Provided) PHILADELPHIA – A South Jersey liver transplant survivor has … Continue reading “SJ transplant recipient wins scholarship – Cherry Hill Courier Post”

NC infant receives life-saving heart transplant; now she’s ‘doing very awesome’ – Charlotte Observer

Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst means celebrating Christmas in July. Naomi Reeves was born in March with an ill-formed heart, and as her parents waited for a transplant, they feared she might never get to experience Christmas. So Bethaney and Jared Reeves got their daughter a stocking with her name on … Continue reading “NC infant receives life-saving heart transplant; now she’s ‘doing very awesome’ – Charlotte Observer”

Texas hospital testing Proteus’s ingestible sensor with pediatric organ transplant patients – MobiHealthNews

MobiHealthNews Texas hospital testing Proteus’s ingestible sensor with pediatric organ transplant patients MobiHealthNews Proteus Digital Health is working with Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas in one of the first trials of its ingestible sensor technology in pediatric patients, The Dallas Morning News reports. The trial involves patients recovering from an organ …and more »

Group Looks at New Plan for Liver Transplants – NBCNews.com

The nation’s transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list – if they can afford it. On Monday, the United Network for Organ … Continue reading “Group Looks at New Plan for Liver Transplants – NBCNews.com”

Life as an organ transplant recipient: the reality – Irish Times

The first recorded kidney transplant took place in Ireland in 1964, and in the more than half a century that has followed, more than 5,000 organs have been transplanted. Nowadays, more than 3,500 people are alive in Ireland thanks to a successful organ transplant, having benefited from the increased life expectancy and enhanced quality of … Continue reading “Life as an organ transplant recipient: the reality – Irish Times”

Bone marrow transplant patients report better quality of life compared to peripheral blood transplant recipients … – Science Daily

A large, nationwide study published in the journal JAMA Oncology found that people who received transplants of cells collected from a donor’s bone marrow ― the original source for blood stem cell transplants, developed decades ago ― had better self-reported psychological well-being, experienced fewer symptoms of a common post-transplant side effect called graft-vs.-host disease and … Continue reading “Bone marrow transplant patients report better quality of life compared to peripheral blood transplant recipients … – Science Daily”

Post-transplant anxiety linked to complex instructions, caregiver empathy – Science Daily

Some anxiety is perfectly normal for kidney transplant patients, but new research suggests that medical staff can help patients feel more at ease when they leave the hospital and that could decrease the chances they’ll be readmitted. High levels of anxiety a week after a kidney transplant patient went home more than doubled the chances … Continue reading “Post-transplant anxiety linked to complex instructions, caregiver empathy – Science Daily”

Medicare should cover costs for marrow donor/cord blood transplants like solid organs – The Hill (blog)

Many of us have never been touched by blood diseases. But tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma each year are not so lucky. Those individuals—as well as their friends and loved ones—understand the ceaseless struggle with disease. They understand the heroism of survivors. And, with heavy hearts, they too often understand … Continue reading “Medicare should cover costs for marrow donor/cord blood transplants like solid organs – The Hill (blog)”

Infant Receives Heart Transplant at Duke Hospital – TWC News

DURHAM — A Johnston County family is sharing their story to encourage others to become organ donors. Jared and Bethany Reeves’ youngest daughter, Naomi, was born in late March. But doctors diagnosed her with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. “Essentially half of her heart is not working the way it should. It didn’t develop properly,” says … Continue reading “Infant Receives Heart Transplant at Duke Hospital – TWC News”