Lung Transplant – Pulmonary Fibrosis News

Pulmonary Fibrosis News Lung Transplant Pulmonary Fibrosis News For pulmonary fibrosis patients, lung transplant is often the best choice for extending life and improving quality of life. Because PF is a progressive disease with no current cure, the lungs eventually become too scarred to function. A lung transplant … and more »

Lung transplant patient who waited two years for donor says ‘I was lucky, but many of my friends died’ – Mirror.co.uk

A woman was able to celebrate Christmas after a two-year wait for a double lung transplant . Kim Hodge had spent all that time needing an oxygen tank to breathe during the day and a ventilator at night. And even when her long wait for new lungs finally came to an end last month she … Continue reading “Lung transplant patient who waited two years for donor says ‘I was lucky, but many of my friends died’ – Mirror.co.uk”

Baby on liver transplant list only waits 40 minutes – KTRK-TV

CHICAGO, IL (KTRK) — For adult patients the average wait for a donor liver is about 149 days. For children it’s 86. But for 5-month-old Daniel McCabe and his family – it was a record breaker.Shortly after his birth in July, Daniel was diagnosed with biliary atresia – a rare disorder that causes scarring in … Continue reading “Baby on liver transplant list only waits 40 minutes – KTRK-TV”

Campaign puts focus on pediatric heart transplant research – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution Campaign puts focus on pediatric heart transplant research Atlanta Journal Constitution The west Cobb couple’s daughter Mya had a heart transplant at the age of 3. She’s now 7, and “doing really well,” Chatterjee said. “But, there is always that underlying concern. She takes five different pills per day every day at … Continue reading “Campaign puts focus on pediatric heart transplant research – Atlanta Journal Constitution”

Transplant teen coming home for festive period after receiving a new heart – just like her younger brother – Mirror.co.uk

A teenager is coming home for Christmas after spending a year in hospital following the greatest Christmas gift of all: a new heart. Rachael Moffat, 15, had her second transplant at the end of last year but following complications spent 12 months recovering in hospital. But now the teen is set to revel in all … Continue reading “Transplant teen coming home for festive period after receiving a new heart – just like her younger brother – Mirror.co.uk”

Long Island Baby Will Turn 1 This Christmas After Successful Heart Transplant – CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For one Long Island family, it’s a special holiday season. Tyler Rappoport will turn one year old on Christmas Day. It’s a happy time, and one they once doubted they would ever see. “The fact that we’re here today is unbelievable,” Tyler’s mother, Jacquleyen, told CBS2’s Cindy Hsu. At first, life with Tyler … Continue reading “Long Island Baby Will Turn 1 This Christmas After Successful Heart Transplant – CBS Local”

Girl, 10, in need of lung transplant moves doctor to tears after thanking him for being her ‘star’ – ITV News

A young girl in desperate need of a lung transplant has moved her doctor to tears after writing him a letter thanking him for his help and being her “star”. Last Christmas Elle Grace Morris – who suffers from cystic fibrosis – was told that she might not live for another year, but thanks to … Continue reading “Girl, 10, in need of lung transplant moves doctor to tears after thanking him for being her ‘star’ – ITV News”

Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?

Imagine you are waiting for a kidney transplant. A kidney becomes available. Now you and your doctor must make a stark choice: accept it, even if the quality level is not ideal, or hold out for a better one that might last longer. Read more from Source: Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs … Continue reading “Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?”

Compound protects transplanted hearts from rejection | Cornell Chronicle

ByJoseph BonnerDr. Jamil Azzi/Brigham and Women’s Hospital The left image shows a section of a transplanted heart in a mouse that was given only CTLA4-Ig, a standard anti-rejection therapy. A large number of infiltrating immune cells are visible by their blue-staining nuclei, showing that the heart is undergoing rejection. Heart muscle cell nuclei are also … Continue reading “Compound protects transplanted hearts from rejection | Cornell Chronicle”

Tiny Heart Transplant Recipient Saved by Gift of Life | SurfKY News

WESTERN KENTUCKY (12/20/16) — This time of year, the toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones. It wasn’t long ago that James’ mom was praying she would have her son long enough to make holiday memories. “James was born … Continue reading “Tiny Heart Transplant Recipient Saved by Gift of Life | SurfKY News”