These 7 hospitals have the best pediatric organ transplant outcomes – Becker’s Hospital Review

Nearly 2,000 children ranging from newborns to 17-year-olds received organ transplants in 2015, and nearly 2,000 children are still on the waitlist, according to HHS’ information on organ donation and transplantation. Most children under 18 who need an organ transplant are waiting for a liver, heart or kidney. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients uses … Continue reading “These 7 hospitals have the best pediatric organ transplant outcomes – Becker’s Hospital Review”

Donor-recipient weight and sex mismatch may contribute to kidney transplant failure – EurekAlert (press release)

Highlights Among deceased donor kidney transplant recipients, those who were >30 kg (66 pounds) heavier than the donor had a 28% higher risk of transplant failure compared with equally weighted donors and recipients. If the kidney was from a smaller donor of the opposite sex, the relative risk of transplant failure was further elevated to … Continue reading “Donor-recipient weight and sex mismatch may contribute to kidney transplant failure – EurekAlert (press release)”

Without a cure: pediatric heart transplant recipients – Huffington Post

Huffington Post Without a cure: pediatric heart transplant recipients Huffington Post Heart transplants are not a cure, in fact, it takes a significant amount more medication, treatments, and procedures to maintain the hero heart, than many children both with congenital heart defects take on a regular basis for their biological heart …

Plans to establish child heart transplant programme – Irish Times

Plans are being made to establish the first Irish heart transplant programme for children, amid safety concerns about current arrangements that see patients transferred to England for their operations. Officials from the Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland office met medical staff at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital earlier this month to propose setting up the State’s … Continue reading “Plans to establish child heart transplant programme – Irish Times”

Eudora girl organizes fundraiser for friend’s liver transplant – Lawrence Journal World

Sam Beckner, of Eudora, fights back tears when talking about the fundraising campaign 11-year-old Rylee Griffin organized for her granddaughter Genevieve Kiene. Her 3-year-old granddaughter has Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has her on a liver transplant list, Beckner said. The disease, diagnosed when Genevieve was just months old, has led to a … Continue reading “Eudora girl organizes fundraiser for friend’s liver transplant – Lawrence Journal World”

Hope’s gift of life: Gainesville teen waits on transplant list – Gainesville Times

An emotional phone call came a day too late for Hope Kienle. Hope, a 14-year-old at North Hall Middle School, has been on a pre-transplant waiting list for months. She’s set for a multivisceral operation that will give her a new liver, stomach, colon, pancreas and small bowel. On a Tuesday in January, a call … Continue reading “Hope’s gift of life: Gainesville teen waits on transplant list – Gainesville Times”

Ways of sharing: Worcester cousins wait for life-saving organ transplants – Worcester Telegram

Cyrus Moulton Telegram & Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus WORCESTER — The cousins played happily, sharing Oreo cookies and toys in the adjacent room of the apartment on the third floor of a Sigourney Street triple decker. Meanwhile, their parents talked about something they were sharing: the anxious wait for word that their respective children would be … Continue reading “Ways of sharing: Worcester cousins wait for life-saving organ transplants – Worcester Telegram”

Allexis Siebrecht, liver transplant recipient, hoping to raise money to go to international transplant games – CBC.ca

Almost two years after receiving a life-saving liver transplant, 13-year-old Allexis Siebrecht is hoping to represent Manitoba at an international athletic competition for kids who have received organ transplants. Allexis was born with biliary atresia, a rare liver disease that meant she needed a new liver at age 11. Allexis Siebrecht, 11, spent a month recovering from a … Continue reading “Allexis Siebrecht, liver transplant recipient, hoping to raise money to go to international transplant games – CBC.ca”

Heart Walk will honor infant transplant recipient – Herald & Review

MATTOON — Lake Land College will host on April the 2017 East Central Illinois Heart Walk, which will honor Mattoon infant Zale Walk, who is a heart transplant recipient. Teams of walkers are being sought for the Heart Walk, a fundraising and community outreach event that is part of the American Heart Association’s fight against … Continue reading “Heart Walk will honor infant transplant recipient – Herald & Review”

Transplant Families Resource Fair in Phoenix

Transplant Families Resource Fair in Phoenix Phoenix, AZ––Transplant families will be hosting a community resource fair, April 4th. This free event will be held 5:30 to 7:30 pm that Tuesday. The resource fair is intended to inform transplant families and the public of the many services available to them throughout the community. It will be located at Phoenix Children’s hospital with assistance from … Continue reading “Transplant Families Resource Fair in Phoenix”