CMPD MAKES HOME VISIT FOR TRANSPLANT PATIENT: CMPD surprises young heart transplant patient with home visit | WSOC-TV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers made a special home visit to a local boy who has had multiple heart surgeries and a heart transplant. — Read on www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cmpd-surprises-young-heart-transplant-patient-with-home-visit/780337056

Murfreesboro family gets ultimate Christmas gift with heart transplant for 7-month-old son – WZTV


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Murfreesboro family gets ultimate Christmas gift with heart transplant for 7-month-old son
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This Christmas a family will be bringing their 7-month-old son home for the first time thanks to a heart transplant. Nashville natives and Murfreesboro residents Mike and Brittany Urso are receiving the ultimate gift, the gift of life, this season as …

From chubby-cheeked heart transplant tot to smiling ten year old: Louisa is a record-breaker – Gazette Live


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From chubby-cheeked heart transplant tot to smiling ten year old: Louisa is a record-breaker
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Samantha, from Longlands, Middlesbrough, said: “When I hear stories of other babies having transplants I can’t picture myself in that situation, but I must have been there. I think I must have blocked it out. “At 15 weeks old she developed cold …

Yukon teenager in need of heart transplant gets ultimate Christmas gift – KOCO Oklahoma City


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Yukon teenager in need of heart transplant gets ultimate Christmas gift
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Ethan, who lives in Yukon and attends Mustang High School, was in congestive heart failure when he spoke with KOCO 5 in November. Just days before the holiday, the 17-year-old boy received the ultimate Christmas gift — a new heart. Advertisement …

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Will Kohn, first patient in new UI children’s hospital, returns home after heart transplant – Iowa City Press Citizen


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Will Kohn, first patient in new UI children’s hospital, returns home after heart transplant
Iowa City Press Citizen
After 332 consecutive days in the hospital and a September heart transplant, 7-year-old Will Kohn is finally back home. The University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital announced the news in a Friday post to Facebook, saying that Will went …

50th anniversary of first human heart transplant – Daily Herald

SALT LAKE CITY — Heart transplants have become so successful, that it is easy to forget how remarkable it is to be able to save a life through transplant. This year marks the 50th year since the first transplant on Dec. 3, 1967. At that time Dr. Christiaan Barnard transplanted the heart of a 25 year old woman who was fatally injured in an automobile accident into the chest of a 53 year old man who was suffering from heart failure. Although the recipient died of pneumonia 18 days later, the transplant was considered a success as the heart was functioning normally in its new home. The next big hurdle would be to develop more effective anti-rejection medication. At the time this transplant was performed, it was considered experimental and the world was watching. Since it was successful, other heart transplants followed. Thanks to that first transplant, thousands have benefitted from the gift of a new heart. Utah transplanted their 1,000th heart in 2008. The recipient was a man who expressed gratitude that he was able to hold his first grandchild. The Utah Cardiac Program celebrated their 30 year anniversary in 2015. More information about organ, eye and tissue donation

Irish teen who received heart transplant could end up saving another child’s life – Irish Mirror

A teenage boy who received a heart transplant could end up saving another child as a valve from his own heart could be used as tissue to help a young baby. Teenager Sahin Yasar tells how he will be forever thankful to the heart donor who gave him a second chance at life on the moving RTE series Ministry of Hope. The observational series, which follows three Irish chaplains for a year, captures the emotional journey of Dublin lad Sahin as he is kept alive by a machine in hospital while waiting for the life-saving transplant. His mother Tina told how she wept tears of joys when he went into surgery after he was finally matched with a suitable organ. Previously, suitable hearts were available on seven occasions, but would not be a medical fit following tests. At one stage, the exhausted 16-year-old was prepped and ready for theatre when his parents had to wake him to tell him there was yet another setback. Sahin, who was born with cardiomyopathy, a cardiac condition which rapidly deteriorated at the end of last year, spent nearly eight months in hospital before this summer’s life-saving operation in the Mater Hospital. He said on

Local boy getting heart transplant he’s needed for years – WQAD.com


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Local boy getting heart transplant he’s needed for years
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A child who was born with a rare heart defect is finally getting the heart he always needed. Back in 2014 News 8’s Jenna Morton introduced us to Will Kohn, a kid who had multiple open heart surgeries starting when he was just six days old. At this …

Heart transplant Leeds teenager tackling rugby training – Yorkshire Evening Post


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Heart transplant Leeds teenager tackling rugby training
Yorkshire Evening Post
Connor’s father Jevan, 37, of Castleford, said his son was only on the organ donor register for 27 days before he underwent the transplant at Newcastle’s Freeman’s Hospital. Mr Laws, said: “Connor wants to play rugby again, he cant wait to get stuck in.
Hundreds of patients missing life-saving transplants because 177 families of suitable donors not sure of consent …The Sun
Shortage of organ donations led to 457 deaths last year, says NHS …The Guardian
The people in Cornwall dying for a transplantPirate FM
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