Early Intervention Resources

We’ve added two more links in our resources section.  Each one of them are related to early intervention resources. Many families with younger children being transplanted often need these resources to help their children catch up from delays caused by their diagnosis previous to transplant.   Every state requires that early intervention be required thanks to … Continue reading “Early Intervention Resources”

Early diagnosis campaign might help pulmonary hypertension patients avoid transplant

**Thank you to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association for educating us and working with us to make this article possible. April 17th 2015 2:20 pm With so many people on the transplant list and a shortage of viable organs, transplant is as much about preventing transplant as it is about being listed and ultimately receiving that precious gift of … Continue reading “Early diagnosis campaign might help pulmonary hypertension patients avoid transplant”

The Technology That Will Eliminate the Need for Organ Donors – NOVA Next

By Jenny Morber on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 Eight years ago, Stephen and Amelie Trice learned that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart. After many months of perplexing symptoms—small size, low energy, enlarged liver—Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats. There … Continue reading “The Technology That Will Eliminate the Need for Organ Donors – NOVA Next”

The Science Behind a Crazy 6-Way Kidney Exchange | WIRED

KATIE M. PALMER SCIENCE 03.09.15 2:43 PM IN A SURGERY worthy of the most convoluted Grey’s Anatomy plot, surgeons at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco completed a two-day, six-way kidney transplant late last week. Five surgeons and dozens of anesthesiologists and nurses daisy-chained 12 patients together in the West Coast’s largest paired transplant ever. … Continue reading “The Science Behind a Crazy 6-Way Kidney Exchange | WIRED”

Transplant Leads to Nuptials

Added by Ailey Hines on February 13, 2015. This love story begins with a generous woman giving one of her kidneys to a stranger and that grateful man reciprocating by offering her his heart. First he accepted, later she accepted and now they plan to marry. What started out as a transplant lead to nuptials! This all began … Continue reading “Transplant Leads to Nuptials”

3D printing of organs for transplant ‘step closer’ – The Scotsman

by JOHN-PAUL HOLDEN Published on the 11 February 2015 11:09 3D PRINTING of transplant organs “on demand” has moved a step closer thanks to research by a team of scientists in Scotland. Experts at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University are using a unique 3D bio-printer they have developed in combination with a new gel made from synthetic … Continue reading “3D printing of organs for transplant ‘step closer’ – The Scotsman”

A heart for Raegan: Athens infant awaits transplant – Enewscourier.com: Lifestyles

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Rebecca Croomes Last year, Jessica Morrell carried her second daughter through a normal pregnancy and early in the morning hours of Oct. 22, gave birth to the girl she and husband Brian named Raegan. Now, as January drags on, the Morrell family is still waiting to take Raegan home. … Continue reading “A heart for Raegan: Athens infant awaits transplant – Enewscourier.com: Lifestyles”

Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults – MNT

A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults. They also were more likely to attend college and less likely to die prematurely in adulthood. A new study examined the long-term impact of expanded Medicaid benefits for children. Credit: … Continue reading “Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults – MNT”

Music and stories kids choose themselves lessen their pain after major surgery – MNT

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing — or audio books — had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The children, ages nine to 14, chose from a playlist of top music in different … Continue reading “Music and stories kids choose themselves lessen their pain after major surgery – MNT”

Alexion tumbles on failed transplant drug trial – MarketWatch

Published: Jan 7, 2015 6:46 p.m. ET Treatment designed to help kidney patients accept new organs Alexion By RUSS BRITT LOS ANGELES BUREAU CHIEF LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell in after-hours trades after the drug maker said its plan to use its Soliris blood-clotting treatment to help kidney transplant patients accept their new … Continue reading “Alexion tumbles on failed transplant drug trial – MarketWatch”