Godmother is perfect match for baby boy in need of transplant who was born with two rare liver conditions – KGO-TV

Eight-month-old Finn O’Sullivan will never remember what just happened, but his parents will never forget.Finn was born with two rare liver conditions — something that happens to one in 50 million babies and the odds of finding a donor in time were nearly as rare. Finn’s parents scrambled to find a match within their friends … Continue reading “Godmother is perfect match for baby boy in need of transplant who was born with two rare liver conditions – KGO-TV”

Saints superfan, 15, gets vital liver transplant – ESPN

Super Saints fan receives ultimate gift (6:46) Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson’s irresistible personality and positive attitude has inspired the team as he fights a chronic liver disease. In late April 2017, Jarrius’ wait for a new liver ended, enabling a transplant. (6:46) 4:30 PM ET New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson underwent surgery Sunday to … Continue reading “Saints superfan, 15, gets vital liver transplant – ESPN”

Jarrius Robertson’s father, at hospital, says liver transplant coming: ‘We finally got our hero’ – The Advocate

Months after Jarrius “JJ” Robertson became a household name for Saints fans and many in Louisiana, he could be seen nervously making his way through the hospital Saturday morning.  In an earnest video posted to Facebook by his father, Jordy, it was explained that they were there for his 15-year-old son to receive a life-saving … Continue reading “Jarrius Robertson’s father, at hospital, says liver transplant coming: ‘We finally got our hero’ – The Advocate”

Walgreens and the American Society of Transplantation Collaborate to Help Improve Medication Adherence for Organ … – Pharmacy Times

DEERFIELD, Ill. and MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – April 24, 2017 – Walgreens and the American Society of Transplantation (AST) today announced a collaboration focused on establishing future initiatives to help improve medication adherence for organ transplant recipients. The topic of adherence and taking medications as prescribed is especially critical in transplantation, as recipients must take … Continue reading “Walgreens and the American Society of Transplantation Collaborate to Help Improve Medication Adherence for Organ … – Pharmacy Times”

Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure – Science Daily

Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Transplants are life-saving treatments for patients with end-stage kidney disease but around 25% fail within five years, either because … Continue reading “Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure – Science Daily”

Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant – The Guardian

A novel that “illustrates what it is to be human” has become the first translated book to win the Wellcome prize for science writing. Maylis de Kerangal’s Mend the Living, which tracks the journey of a heart from donor to recipient over 24 hours, is only the second novel ever to scoop the £30,000 prize, … Continue reading “Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant – The Guardian”

How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants – Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants Inquirer.net Two nurses look at surgeon XXX and his staff performing a renal transplantation on patient Juan Benito Druet at La Paz hospital in Madrid on February 28, 2017 . Doctors in Spain performed 4,818 transplants on 2016, including 2,994 kidney transplants, …and more »

Aleesha set for liver transplant – Anglo Celt

Sunday, 16th April, 2017 7:08pm Damian McCarney The Haddows are waiting for a call that will hopefully transform the life of young daughter and sister Aleesha. The 11-year-old was born with a condition called extrahepatic biliary atresia. For many people the unpronounceable name could almost conveys its seriousness. Sitting in the Haddows’ Aughnaskerry living room … Continue reading “Aleesha set for liver transplant – Anglo Celt”

Kidney patients may be eligible for transplant – Bismarck Tribune

People unable to live without dialysis or a new kidney are candidates for transplant. These patients — who are in end-stage kidney disease — may receive a kidney from a living or deceased donor. In the United States, the most common causes of end-stage kidney are diabetes and high blood pressure, though there are many … Continue reading “Kidney patients may be eligible for transplant – Bismarck Tribune”

The Organ Project Launches National Campaign to End the Transplant Waitlist – Yahoo Finance

First set of television and radio spots will launch in Ottawa, then rollout across North America OTTAWA, April 14, 2017 /CNW/ – The Organ Project, a major philanthropic initiative founded by Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk today announced the launch of a series of television and radio spots aimed at raising awareness about the life-saving … Continue reading “The Organ Project Launches National Campaign to End the Transplant Waitlist – Yahoo Finance”