Buckeye school surprises birthday student one year after successful liver transplant – 12news.com

Maia Thompson celebrates her 14th birthday, nearly one year after receiving a successful liver transplant. (Photo: Daniel Clark/12News) BUCKEYE, Ariz. – It was an emotional day for one Valley eighth grader and her family. Maia Thompson is celebrating her 14th birthday, just one year after finding herself suddenly clinging to life in the hospital. The … Continue reading “Buckeye school surprises birthday student one year after successful liver transplant – 12news.com”

Transplant Psychiatry: An Introduction, Part 1 – Psychiatric Times

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM), Transplant Psychiatry Special Interest Group Organ transplantation is the accepted treatment for many patients with chronic or acute advanced organ disease and certain types of cancer. Currently, there are over 120,000 patients in the US waiting for solid organ transplant (nearly 100,000 are kidney transplant candidates), and the wait list … Continue reading “Transplant Psychiatry: An Introduction, Part 1 – Psychiatric Times”

11-year-old awaiting heart transplant gets room makeover – KMOV.com

Alec Ingram’s room makeover (Credit: KMOV) ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An organization brought a smile to a Washington, Missouri boy’s face by transforming his room while he awaits a heart transplant. News 4 viewers first met Alec Ingram in May. He had just beaten osteosarcoma when, on Easter, his heart failed and he had to … Continue reading “11-year-old awaiting heart transplant gets room makeover – KMOV.com”

NC heart transplant teen to appear on ‘The Ellen DeGenres Show’ – WNCN

NC heart transplant teen to appear on ‘The Ellen DeGenres Show’ WNCN RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Burlington teen who waited 13 years for a heart transplant will appear with his mom on Wednesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGenres Show.” Albert Jeffries, or Al J, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy as a 3-month-old.   and … Continue reading “NC heart transplant teen to appear on ‘The Ellen DeGenres Show’ – WNCN”

Russell girl ‘a million miles an hour’ after life-changing liver transplant – Ottawa Citizen

You’d never know it by looking at her jumping up and down on the trampoline, but eight-year-old Gianna-Lynn Favilla had a life-changing liver transplant five months ago. On the last day of summer, Gianna has popped over to see best friend Lily Budel, who lives around the corner in Russell, southeast of Ottawa. When she arrived, Lily ran … Continue reading “Russell girl ‘a million miles an hour’ after life-changing liver transplant – Ottawa Citizen”

Long lap for Transplant Games swimmer and Olympics beckon – The Sydney Morning Herald

Natalie Hazlewood has come a long way since she turned to her mother in the car and acknowledged she would have to stop competitive swimming. And if she gets her way, she has a long way to go yet. Natalie Hazlewood training at Blacktown Aquatic Centre for the “Transplant Games”. Photo: James Alcock When the 20-year-old … Continue reading “Long lap for Transplant Games swimmer and Olympics beckon – The Sydney Morning Herald”

Larger organ transplant centers produce improved outcomes, study finds – Science Daily

That was a question posed by a group of investigators, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ashish Shah, M.D., in a novel study that used a computerized algorithm to highlight the value of high-volume transplant centers with corresponding improved outcomes. The study, published in The American Journal of Transplantation, is the first to look at the … Continue reading “Larger organ transplant centers produce improved outcomes, study finds – Science Daily”

Organ transplants linked to higher skin cancer risk – UPI.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 — People who have an organ transplant may be more likely to develop skin cancer, new research suggests. The finding applies to all transplant patients, even those who are nonwhite and dark-skinned, according to Dr. Christina Lee Chung, an associate professor of dermatology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and colleagues. The … Continue reading “Organ transplants linked to higher skin cancer risk – UPI.com”

Robin Roberts Celebrates 4th ‘Birthday’ of Bone Marrow Transplant With Podcast Launch – ABC News

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts is celebrating her fourth “birthday,” as she likes to say. It’s been four years since Roberts received a life-saving bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder. Throughout her difficult journey, Roberts remained resilient thanks to her beloved mother’s refrain, “Everybody’s got something.” She … Continue reading “Robin Roberts Celebrates 4th ‘Birthday’ of Bone Marrow Transplant With Podcast Launch – ABC News”

Toddler suffering life-threatening kidney problems receives transplant from his 59-year-old GRAN – The Sun

A LITTLE boy who was born with severe kidney problems has received the gift of life from his grandmother. Jack Cox, was born six weeks early with doctors finding the tiny tot was missing a kidney, with his second functioning at just four per cent. SWNS:South West News Service Julie Cox 59, with her grandson Jack Cox, … Continue reading “Toddler suffering life-threatening kidney problems receives transplant from his 59-year-old GRAN – The Sun”