Navigation Links
46-Year-Old Canada Man Donates A Part Of His Liver To A Complete Stranger

In an extreme act of generosity, Canada based Kevin Gosling donated a part of his liver to a 5-year old comatose child to help him recover from an incurable liver disease //. He further stated that he had no regrets about donating his organ to a complete stranger or about putting his own life at risk, adding that he would do it again, if necessary.

The impact a kidney donation had on one of his family friends is said to have been instrumental in shaping the decision of this 46-year old man. The enthusiastic donor was seen wearing a bright green ribbon, expressing his desire for organ donation, at a press meet.

'You find out about the waiting list and it being very long and there's a lot of people who don't make it. So I started thinking what if I add my liver to that pool? Everyone on that list moves up a notch,' he said.

The child had an intrinsic enzyme deficiency that placed him with the constant risk of permanent brain damage, coma and eventually death. 'Imagine if your child had to take a special formula and medications every six hours -- in fact about 40 pills a day and had to be on a severely restricted low-protein diet. Where do you turn to for hope? Hope for us came in the form of an angel-donor named Kevin', said a letter from the recipient's family.

The potential donor had to face 12 hours of extensive interrogation by psychiatrists and doctors before they concluded his humanitarian motive. The much-awaited green signal was then given to the six-hour transplant surgery that carried a 0.5 percent risk of death.

The liver is the only internal organ in the human body that has excellent regenerative capacity. It is the only organ in which a segment can be removed for transplantation into another human body; enabling both the donor and recipient survive.

Following the surgery, Gosling who deserves the credit of being the first Canadian to donate a part of his liver to an unknown recipient,
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban
2. Canada withdraws ADHD drug Adderall XR
3. Canada helps in giving birth to world first baby from frozen egg
4. Ban On Indian Ayurvedic Drugs In Canada
5. Polio Fears Raised In Canada
6. Long wait for Chronic pain patients in Atlantic Canada
7. Bird flu virus isolated from duck farm in Canada
8. Canada Needs More Doctors To Deal With A Pandemic
9. Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling
10. Canada May Not Permit Bextra To Reenter Market
11. Health Canada Gave Access To Unapproved Drugs To AIDS/HIV Patients.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Year Old Canada Man Donates Part His Liver Complete Stranger

(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting ... most middle-aged and older adults in the United ... according to new research. Less than one-quarter ... set by the Department of Health and Human ... essential for promoting health and fitness and staying ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The ... important partnership with the National Fire Protection Association ... The collaboration, formalized today in a Memorandum of ... Members, factories, workers and other stakeholders with information, ... help protect the health and safety of workers ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... to treat and cure disease is a hugely ... by the inability of doctors and scientists to effectively ... in patients without resorting to invasive procedures, like tissue ... the online journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine , ... of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014) - New research published today in the online ... could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end ... enacted. , Arizona State University and Harvard University ... of rise in cases significantly increased in August in ... quarantine was put in place, indicating that the mass ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Researchers at Jacksonville,s campus of Mayo Clinic have ... say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in ... well as loss of communication between neurons both ... study, in the online issue of Neuron ... defect with drugs "may rejuvenate or rescue this pathway," ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says 2Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories 2Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories 3Health News:A better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs 2Health News:Research predicts possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month 2Health News:Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease 2
... Self-Funding,Healthcare Conference and Expo will provide employers and health ... both carriers and,brokers during a June 1-3, 2009 conference ... The conference is unique, as it is designed and ... Karrie Andes, Director of Human,Resources for Deffenbaugh Industries, ...
... (Nasdaq: DYNT ) today announced that a ... the SEC, gives the company until approximately June 28, ... bid rule."We are pleased that NASDAQ has further extended ... market environment," stated Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr., chairman and ...
... tumors seen in mouse study , , MONDAY, Dec. 29 ... phosphates found in many natural and processed foods accelerated ... researchers report. , "Our study suggests that dietary regulation ... treatment as well as prevention," Myung-Haing Cho, lead author ...
... widespread media attention given to studies that have indicated ... new study shows just one-third of children who are ... pediatrician. The study, led by researchers at The ... Medicine in Cleveland, also stresses that this failure to ...
... Technology,Inc. ("Versus" or the "Company") announced revenues of ... compared to revenues of $5,566,000 for fiscal,year 2007. ... 31, 2008, were,$1,748,000 compared to revenues of $2,012,000 ... can vary significantly depending on the timing and,delivery ...
... MANHATTAN, KSThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ... 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days ... optimal health. This recommendation is especially important for older ... requirement, yet are more at risk for chronic diseases ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Spending Too Much on Healthcare? This Employer-Designed Conference Will Inspire! 2Health News:NASDAQ Gives Dynatronics a Second Three-Month Extension for Minimum Bid Price Compliance 2Health News:Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer 2Health News:Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer 3Health News:Can't chalk it up to 'baby fat' 2Health News:Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results 2Health News:Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results 3Health News:Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results 4Health News:Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results 5Health News:Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results 6Health News:Versus Technology Announces Fiscal Year Results 7Health News:Another reason to get your hands dirty 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- Five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy ... clinics opened in Memphis and ... added in Springfield on September 24 and ... to open October 22.  MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing ... . The Memphis -area clinics ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 According to ... (Benchtop, Mobile, Industrial, & Laboratory), Industry (Food, Pharmaceutical, ... & Rotary) & Geography - Global Trends & ... segments the lyophilization market on the basis of ... projections of the market size of each of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Mass. , Sept. 19, 2014  Pressure ... today announced it has received and approved all ... HT48 instruments and has begun to manufacture the ... first instrument will be ready for shipment by ... built and released at a rate of about ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 2MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 3Lyophilization Market Worth $5,121.5 Million by 2019 2Lyophilization Market Worth $5,121.5 Million by 2019 3Pressure BioSciences Announces Completion of the First Phase of Its Commercialization Plan for the Barozyme HT48, the Company's Recently Released High Throughput PCT-based Instrument System 2Pressure BioSciences Announces Completion of the First Phase of Its Commercialization Plan for the Barozyme HT48, the Company's Recently Released High Throughput PCT-based Instrument System 3
BD Vacutainer® Heparin Tubes are spray-coated with either lithium heparin or sodium heparin and are used for plasma determinations in chemistry....
VACUETTE paediatric tubes have decreased sample volumes and are ideal for small childrens' veins and geriatric patients....
... Coagulation tubes contain a buffered ... available with a citrate concentration ... 0.129 mol/l (3.8%). The mixing ... solution to 9 parts blood. ...
... are available in two versions. ... a clotting activator and is ... serum is required for testing ... is suitable where the testing ...
Medicine Products: