Donor found, transplant done, but NJ girl with leukemia still needs your help – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Anya LeFrancis (Photo courtesy of the LeFrancis family) CHESTER TOWNSHIP – In March, we brought you the story of young Anya LeFrancis, who has been battling leukemia for the better part of five years. An all-out push for bone marrow donors landed what her donation center refers to as a 10 out of 10 match, but Anya is not yet in the clear. Since undergoing a transplant in mid-June, Anya has been recovering at home, letting her body adjust. According to family friend Carolina Rodriguez, the 9-year-old is about halfway through a crucial, 100-day post-transplant period, and is still having trouble drinking, eating and fighting off nausea. So Rodriguez and others in the community are joining forces with the donation center, DKMS, to raise money and help not only Anya’s family, but also those out there who are still desperate for donors. One of those fundraising efforts is centered at Taylor’s Ice Cream Parlor, which is giving July proceeds from the sale of vanilla and strawberry ice creams (renamed Anya Victorious Vanilla and Anya Strong Strawberry) to the cause. July is National Ice Cream Month, which DKMS community engagement manager Melanie Freeman said is an appropriate tie-in.

Pancreas transplant is last resort for 12-year-old girl – NRToday.com


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Pancreas transplant is last resort for 12-year-old girl
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“They said the only chance of her survival is for her to get a transplant,” said Karen Falconer of Roseburg, Emmy’s grandmother. “She will be the first pediatric type-1 diabetic pancreas transplant at the hospital since 1998. Tiffanie Reeves was raised …

Beautiful Moment Kidney Transplant Patient Dances With Daughter At Her Wedding – HuffPost UK


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Beautiful Moment Kidney Transplant Patient Dances With Daughter At Her Wedding
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Beautiful Moment Kidney Transplant Patient Dances With Daughter At Her Wedding. ❤ ❤ ❤ . 06/07/2017 10:32. Natasha Hinde Lifestyle writer at HuffPost UK. A man has lived to dance with his daughter at her wedding – all thanks to a life-saving kidney …

Lab-Grown Bile Ducts Can Replace Liver Transplant in Mice – Labiotech.eu (blog)

Lab-Grown Bile Ducts Can Replace Liver Transplant in Mice
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A new study describes a method that could be used to regenerate bile ducts in children with biliary atresia instead of waiting for a liver transplant. Researchers at the University of Cambridge might have found an alternative to transplant for children …

Heart transplant schoolboy Max Johnson, 9, pleads with Theresa … – The Sun

‘PLEASE SAVE ME’ Brave Max Johnson suffers from a crippling heart disease — and he desperately needs an organ donation A SCHOOLBOY who desperately needs a heart transplant has made a plea to Theresa May to change donor laws saying: “Please change the law to save me.” Little Max Johnson made the emotional appeal after … Continue reading “Heart transplant schoolboy Max Johnson, 9, pleads with Theresa … – The Sun”

Reaching Great Heights After Heart Transplant – Healthline

Healthline Reaching Great Heights After Heart Transplant Healthline Kelly Perkins and her husband scaled some of the world’s tallest peaks after her surgery. Now, the couple is helping get the word out on heart transplants. Kelly Perkins heart transplant. Kelly Perkins received a new heart in 1995 and could have …

In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant – The Japan Times

The Japan Times In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant The Japan Times OKAYAMA – In a world first, Okayama University Hospital has succeeded in combining parts of a brain-dead donor’s lungs to make one lung and transplanted it into a woman in her 50s. The … Continue reading “In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant – The Japan Times”

What triggers organ transplant rejection? – Chemical & Engineering News

About half of all transplanted organs get rejected by the body within 10 years. To improve this acceptance rate, researchers want to figure out what triggers the rejection process. Scientists already know that the adaptive immune system, made up of specialized cells such as B cells, is responsible for recognizing and attacking foreign tissue and … Continue reading “What triggers organ transplant rejection? – Chemical & Engineering News”

Heart transplant survivor dies just a few hours after giving birth – CNN

CNN Heart transplant survivor dies just a few hours after giving birth CNN It was a celebration of new life for Johnson, who received a heart transplant seven years ago, and her husband, Christian music artist Nathan Johnson. But the 31-year-old mother experienced complications and died just eight hours later of unspecified … A heart … Continue reading “Heart transplant survivor dies just a few hours after giving birth – CNN”