Indiana teen helps conduct train before kidney transplant – WISH-TV

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — He doesn’t have his driver’s license yet, but Noah Mikel stopped traffic Jan. 25 when he helped conduct a train through Kokomo. Mikel, a 16-year-old student from Northwood High School in Nappanee, can’t remember when he started loving trains, but he knows it was long before he started kidney dialysis seven … Continue reading “Indiana teen helps conduct train before kidney transplant – WISH-TV”

Alberta baby waiting on liver transplant from mother – CBC.ca

Jacob Kohlruss’s uneven baby teeth protrude from his constant ear-to-ear grin. Looking at the 14-month-old, it’s hard to believe he’s fighting cancer — for a second time. There’s an inoperable tumour in the little boy’s liver. His only option is a transplant, and early tests are showing his mother, Courtney Kohlruss, is a near-perfect match. … Continue reading “Alberta baby waiting on liver transplant from mother – CBC.ca”

Fundraiser planned for Pineville girl recovering from transplant

Miranda Klein , mklein@thetowntalk.com 9:34 a.m. CT Jan. 20, 2017 A “Star Wars”-themed fundraiser benefiting the Pineville girl recovering from a lifesaving transplant is planned for Feb. 4. The T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum is hosting “A Force for Kylie” to raise money for one of their regular visitors and volunteers. In addition to regular museum … Continue reading “Fundraiser planned for Pineville girl recovering from transplant”

Morbidity from CMV Infection in Transplant Patients

Panelists: Harry Erba, MD, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Roy Chemaly, MD, MPH, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Mark Levis, MD, PhD, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center talk about CMV and how it used to effect transplant patients and the therapies they can use now to help. Published Online: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 Source: Morbidity … Continue reading “Morbidity from CMV Infection in Transplant Patients”

Kidney chains now an option for children waiting for transplant in Seattle | KOMO

SEATTLE — Belinda Hudson and her son Nigel Dalton were first in the hospital together 19 years ago. That was for his birth. This time, it’s his rebirth. Nigel was born with irreversible kidney damage and recently started dialysis. “He was becoming increasingly fatigued, having a poor appetite and there was just changes in him … Continue reading “Kidney chains now an option for children waiting for transplant in Seattle | KOMO”

More Lives Saved: New Milestone Reached in 2016

There was a new milestone reached in 2016: more than 33,600 organ transplants were performed in the U.S. This number sets a new record number of U.S. transplants for the fourth year in a row. The 2016 milestone represents an 8.5 percent increase in total number of organ transplants, and an almost 20 percent increase … Continue reading “More Lives Saved: New Milestone Reached in 2016”

Cryobanking Could Solve The Transplant Organ Shortage – Equities.com

Equities.com Cryobanking Could Solve The Transplant Organ Shortage Equities.com Patrick Cox Follow | Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:57 (EST) Image via North Dakota National Guard/Flickr CC What’s the one medical condition most likely to kill you? If you follow statistics, you’d probably say heart disease. Each year, more than a million Americans have a heart … Continue reading “Cryobanking Could Solve The Transplant Organ Shortage – Equities.com”

Family of twin heart transplant recipients pay it forward – fox6now.com

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MILWAUKEE — The family of twin heart transplant recipients are paying it forward. FOX6 News first introduced you to Chloe and Kendall Roehling back in December. When Chloe and Kendall were about 13 months old, Chloe had a stroke. She was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy — a heart … Continue reading “Family of twin heart transplant recipients pay it forward – fox6now.com”

Rare transplant gives 3-yr-old a shot at life – Mumbai Mirror

Dr Anurag Shrimal (L) and Dr Lalit Kumar Verma with Shubham and parents Ajay and Shital Gurav Relentless efforts of city doctors helped save Shubham Gurav from a life-threatening liver condition.Shubham Gurav is chatting merrily with his parents at the Mira Road unit of Wockhardt Hospitals. The 3-year-old has made a rapid recovery after being … Continue reading “Rare transplant gives 3-yr-old a shot at life – Mumbai Mirror”

Less invasive method of bone marrow transplant gives cancer patients more hope – KTVL

KTVL Less invasive method of bone marrow transplant gives cancer patients more hope KTVL “My father was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at 25 years old and he was in need of a bone marrow transplant. It was at that time that they realized there weren’t many people on the registry and the odds of finding … Continue reading “Less invasive method of bone marrow transplant gives cancer patients more hope – KTVL”