Florida Hospital partners with Duke to expand bone marrow transplant program – Orlando Sentinel

Florida Hospital for Children announced on Friday that it is expanding its existing bone marrow transplant through a new affiliation with Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. “I came to Florida Hospital for Children with a vision of building a world-class transplant program for the people not just of Central Florida, but of the entire … Continue reading “Florida Hospital partners with Duke to expand bone marrow transplant program – Orlando Sentinel”

Teen donates kidney to younger brother needing transplant – Today.com

comment () Collin DeGonzaque was born with a birth defect affecting his urinary tract. He had his first surgery when he was 2 months old, and more than a dozen others have since followed. His most recent operation took place last month: The 15-year-old New Yorker underwent a kidney transplant thanks to a living donor, … Continue reading “Teen donates kidney to younger brother needing transplant – Today.com”

Transplant boy dreams of becoming a tennis star after winning gold – Birmingham Mail

A Black Country youngster has scooped gold medals in tennis and is now dreaming of centre court stardom – five years after a life-saving liver transplant. Kristof Polgar, aged eight, took part in this year’s British Transplant Games and came back with the impressive haul of medals despite suffering from a rare genetic disease. The … Continue reading “Transplant boy dreams of becoming a tennis star after winning gold – Birmingham Mail”

Toronto hosting Canadian Transplant Games in August to raise organ donation awareness – insideTORONTO.com

It’s not just a sporting event – it’s a celebration of having a second chance at life, and it’s coming to Toronto. More than 200 participants from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia and the United Kingdom will compete at the eighth Canadian Transplant Games from Aug. 8 to 13, which is hosted every two … Continue reading “Toronto hosting Canadian Transplant Games in August to raise organ donation awareness – insideTORONTO.com”

Central City community helps cop after son has liver transplant – WWLTV.com

NEW ORLEANS – At the Hot Spot Barber Shop in Central City, 7-year-old Jaggar Haw’s strong recovery following liver transplant surgery was the main topic of conversation, but they were shocked by the huge scar. “I was like ‘Oh My God,’ but to see him recovering and doing so good after, I am so proud … Continue reading “Central City community helps cop after son has liver transplant – WWLTV.com”

Double-lung transplant recipient enjoys motherhood – ABC Online

A double lung transplant recipient says becoming a mother has changed her perspective on life. Kate Willis was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 11 weeks old and spent decades spending weeks at a time in hospital almost every month. At the age of 25, she received the call that a pair of lungs was … Continue reading “Double-lung transplant recipient enjoys motherhood – ABC Online”

Plainfield boy gets lifesaving liver transplant – WLS-TV

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — A suburban boy got to celebrate his sixth birthday on Monday thanks to a lifesaving liver transplant.E.J. Maldonado is a survivor. A few years ago, his parents learned he needed a transplant. After several surgeries and an organ donation, the Plainfield, Ill. boy was given a second chance at life. The … Continue reading “Plainfield boy gets lifesaving liver transplant – WLS-TV”