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Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

... the few people in the world to receive an organ transplant and be a life-saving organ donor. His story ... the ability to Live On thanks to an organ transplant and Ride On through the Gift of Life. ... own mortality; he was told he would need a liver transplant to survive. Two years later, he received the ...

Ochsner 1st in Louisiana to use Robotics in Living-Donor Kidney Transplant for Faster Recovery

... ) performed the first robotic-assisted kidney transplant in Louisiana, and one of only a handful in the ... Utilizing daVinci robotic technology, Ochsner transplant surgeons are able to make living-donor kidney ... in the hospital," explains Dr. Ari Cohen, Ochsner transplant Surgeon, Ochsner ...

Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys

... transplant patients rely on drugs to prevent graft ... are performed on monkeys, scientists at the Emory transplant Center have shown. The non-human primate research ... Kirk, MD, PhD, scientific director of the Emory transplant Center and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent ...

Johns Hopkins leads first 16-patient, multicenter 'domino donor' kidney transplant

... multihospital, domino kidney transplant. The transplant involved eight donors 3 men and 5 women along ... director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive transplant Center. The procedure, kidney paired donation ... in 2003, the first double and triple domino transplant in 2005, the first five-way ...

Kidney Paired Donation: 16 Patients, Four Hospitals, Four States

... Michigan to participate in a domino donor kidney transplant in which eight patients received a new kidney ... living-donor kidneys and enabling patients on the transplant waiting list to get transplanted sooner. At ... Michigan. Henry Ford, one of only two multi-organ transplant centers in Michigan, performed the first ...

Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs

... Horuzsko says. "We want to create in kidney transplant patients, the same tolerance to the new kidney." ... natural levels of HLA-G already are giving some transplant patients an edge by comparing HLA-G expression in ... most powerful dimer, hoping the most successful transplant patients will help them make that call. HLA-G ...

Orlowski of Albany to Become Head of Organ Donation Association

... Executive Officer of the Center for Donation and transplant in Albany. The Center for Donation and transplant in New York is an independent AOPO-accredited ... has served as CEO of the Center for Donation and transplant since 2003. His understanding of the organ ...

Test Before Corneal Transplant May Improve Outcome

... inactive herpes virus can cause inflammation, transplant rejection, study finds WEDNESDAY, ... inflammation that increased the risk of corneal transplant rejection, but couldn't be detected during ... in 74 percent. They also noted that the rate of transplant failure correlated with the presence of this ...

Organ Transplant Waiting Lists Not Limited to In-State Residents...Steve Jobs' Liver Transplant Showcases Travel Option for Organ Transplant

... transplant. Jobs reportedly underwent liver transplant surgery in Tennessee, over 2,000 miles from his ... is not contingent upon joining multiple, organ transplant waiting lists in other states. "Many patients ... regions of the U.S.," explains Dr. George Loss, transplant Surgeon and Chief of Ochsner's ...

Transplant drug stimulates immune memory

... Rapamycin, a drug given to transplant recipients to suppress their immune systems, has ... Christian Larsen, MD, PhD, director of the Emory transplant Center and chair of the Department of Surgery, to ... Island, whose Polynesian name is Rapa Nui. transplant patients usually don't take rapamycin by itself, ...

Almost Half of Those Over 60 Die While Waiting for Kidney Transplant

... over the age of 60 who are hoping for a kidney transplant will die while on the waiting list, new research ... types, being older than 70, or waiting for a transplant in certain areas of the country increased the ... "Wait-list times have increased, but the rate of transplant hasn't increased markedly," he explained, adding ...

The American Society of Transplantation Announces Dr. Joren C. Madsen as President

... his responsibilities at the recent American transplant Congress, which was held in Boston. He is director of Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) transplant Center, Section Chief of Cardiac Surgery at MGH, ... and impressive. I look forward to working on key transplant issues with this highly motivated and highly ...

AGH Joins Select Group of Medical Centers in Study of Promising New Technology for Treatment of Heart Failure

... at AGH, DuraHeart is being evaluated as bridge to transplant for patients awaiting heart transplantation who ... In the most severe cases, however, a heart transplant often becomes necessary. These patients benefit ... destination (or permanent) therapy and bridge to transplant purposes. Approximately 8,000 people ...

Genetic Links to Rare Liver Disease Found

... of patients. The other half will need a liver transplant at sometime in the course of the disease, ... Dr. Nathan M. Bass, medical director of the liver transplant service for adults at University of California, ... M. Bass, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, liver transplant service for adults, University of California, San ...

Study IDs benefit of donor SCT for adults with acute myeloid leukemia

... BOSTON--A stem cell transplant (SCT) from a compatible donor early in the course ... changes, additional chemotherapy or an autologous transplant is usually recommended. For AML with "poor-risk" ... AML benefited significantly from an allogeneic transplant performed in first remission, while those with ...

National Marrowthon Campaign Aims to Bring Nearly 50,000 to the Be The Match Registry(SM) in Two Weeks

... dozens of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant are sharing their stories. For example: ... Andrew is doing well after receiving his third transplant last winter. Matthew, who appears perfectly healthy, will go through transplant this summer to prevent his HLH from presenting ...

ABC-TV Gets It Right According to Organ Donation Community

... honor, from the organ and tissue donation and transplant community, will be presented at the culmination ... Just a Sliver , featured a pediatric liver transplant and living liver donation. The writing ... and emotional portrayal of a domino kidney transplant in There's No 'I' in Team helped viewers better ...

Text Messaging Medication Reminders Significantly Reduces Organ Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients

... yearlong study conducted with pediatric liver transplant patients using CareSpeak Communications' MediM AS ... yearlong study conducted with pediatric liver transplant patients using CareSpeak Communications' MediM AS ... to improving long-term outcomes in pediatric transplant recipients. Current methods of improving ...

Donate Life Hollywood Inaugurates Film Festival - June 13

... there is enough drama in real life donation and transplant stories without sensationalizing the topic with ... people currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and 18 people dying every day because of a ... from the writer and director 3:30 p.m. transplant and Trauma Surgeons Panel, "Ripped from the ...

More stringent evaluation on the use of generic medications in thoracic transplantation

... ), published by Elsevier. Thoracic transplant patients require immunosuppressant medications ... in prescribing immunosuppressant medication in transplant recipients. Many times, transplant recipients are far from healthy and face the ...

NYP/Weill Cornell physician-scientists present at 2009 American Transplant Congress in Boston

... exciting new research at the 2009 American transplant Congress in Boston from May 30 to June 3. Dr. Sandip Kapur, chief of transplant surgery and director of kidney and pancreas transplant programs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill ...

Some donor factors affect outcomes for HCV-positive liver transplant recipients

... factors that could affect outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those with chronic ... analysis of 16,678 patients who received a liver transplant between January 2000 and June 2006. They examined ... the need to focus on survival benefit for liver transplant recipients in a time of donor organ shortage. ...

Transplant Expo Launches in Boston to Educate About Miracle of Transplantation and Address Organ Donor Shortage

... America. "It is important for the donation and transplant community to continue to educate people about how ... and drive people to take that action." transplant Expo and Making Strides Run/Walk Aim to ... Saturday, May 30, through Monday, June 1, the transplant Expo, hosted by Astellas, will visit The Shops ...

OneLegacy Facilitates Family's Donation of Kidney to Natalie Cole

... organ transplantation network, facilitated the transplant of a kidney to Natalie Cole via a directed ... family to direct a recovered organ to a specific transplant recipient. While rare, this practice is ... greater Los Angeles area. With 200 hospitals, 12 transplant centers and a diverse population of 19 million, ...

Step to the Plate - Register to Donate Aims to Educate Baseball Fans About the Importance of Organ Donation and Increase Registrations

... the important contributions of members of the transplant and donation communities, including recipients, ... organizations, physicians, surgeons and transplant center staff. "An average of 18 people ... featuring local members of the donation and transplant communities, a special "first pitch" by a ...

Twitter Boosts CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life

... get her severely ill brother a much-needed heart transplant has turned into a major grassroots campaign ... severe dilated cardiomyopathy and needs a heart transplant immediately. His heart, weakened and enlarged, is ... he lives, he is unable to get his name on the transplant list. He lives in Nevada, where there are ...

Transplant patients have worse cancer outcomes, analysis shows

... two patient cancer registriesone featuring transplant patients and the other the general ... the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that transplant patients experience worse outcomes from cancer. ... bladder, kidney and skin cancer data in 635 adult transplant recipients from the Israel Penn ...

First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Recounts Ordeal

... News) --The recipient of the first face transplant done in the United States has stepped forward to ... into her windpipe. But now a 22-hour face transplant operation -- conducted Dec. 10 and led by Dr. ... pictures of Culp's transformation. The face transplant was the fourth performed in the world (the first ...

Total Artificial Heart Patient 3rd in the World to Receive Dual Transplants

... world to receive a donor heart and then a kidney transplant on the same day after living with the SynCardia ... Six hours later, Besen underwent a second transplant surgery, this time for a kidney. “To ... is currently approved as a bridge to human heart transplant for patients dying from end-stage biventricular ...

Hair Transplant Office Expands Serviceable Area

... Nashville hair transplant center, PAI, would like to announce their new ... campaigns, PAI will also have special hair transplant consultations and traveling assistance to assist ... always been happy to service Nashville's hair transplant needs and is looking forward to doing the same ...

American Transplant Congress 2009: New Investigator Forum Presents Cutting Edge Research

... Highlight Forum at the ninth annual American transplant Congress 2009, May 30 - June 4, 2009 at the John ... grants from either the American Society of transplant Surgeons (ASTS) or the American Society of ... Pathophysiology The American transplant Congress 2009 (ATC), sponsored by the ASTS and ...

Organ Donor Families, Transplant Recipients Journey to State Capitol to Urge Passage of Key Donor Designation Legislation

... of organ and tissue donors will join organ transplant recipients at the State Capitol on April 28 to ... more than 100,000 people on the national organ transplant waiting list, 20 percent are listed in ... the donation process in the state: California transplant Donor Network, Golden State Donor Services, ...

Registered Organ Donors Near Five Million, Save 300 Lives Since 2006

... -- Donate Life Ambassadors made up of transplant recipients, living organ donors, and family ... have saved the lives of more than 300 organ transplant recipients and healed another 15,000 tissue ... the donation process in the state: California transplant Donor Network, Golden State Donor Services, ...

Smallest full support heart assist device on trial at Northwestern Memorial

... the device, and are the first in the country to transplant a subject as part of this trial. Individuals ... becoming available each year, the wait for a transplant can be long. The smaller model is being studied ... Pump will be trialed in subjects that are not transplant candidates. Edwin McGee Jr., MD , the ...

Largest Organ and Tissue Donation Event in U.S.: Seventh Annual Donate Life Run/Walk & Family Festival, Sat., April 25 at Cal State Fullerton

... supported by area businesses and transplant centers, join together at the Donate Life ... doves by donor family members and transplant recipients. Also onstage giving ... celebrating transplant recipients, transplant candidates and supporting business ...

HIV positive and HIV negative patients have similar survival rates following liver transplant

... patients are as suitable candidates for liver transplant as HIV negative patients and should have similar ... conducted a prospective analysis of the UK transplant Database to determine the long-term outcomes in HIV patients undergoing liver transplant in the UK. They examined 6,315 adult patients ...

Momentum Builds in Florida Legislature to Rename Proposed Legislation After Miami Heat Fan Favorite and NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning

... of the Year Alonzo Mourning, who is also a kidney transplant recipient and leading patient advocate for those ... us and our families at risk," added kidney transplant patient and advocate Denise Martinez of Miami. ... to be able to have excellent care and a kidney transplant which made all the difference in my life. I am ...

Majority of doctors skeptical of organ transplantation practices in China

... Transplantation finds that both U.S. and foreign transplant physicians expressed serious concern about organ ... how the perceptions of healthcare providers on transplant tourism may influence domestic patient care ... have increasingly led desperate patients to transplant tourism. Organ procurement in China has been ...

Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival

... WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Lung transplant patients who receive two lungs are twice as ... patients who receive one lung are, Johns Hopkins transplant surgeons say. "Our results suggest that ... Currently, about 17 percent of all lung transplant patients survive 10 years or longer. That's ...

Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas

... remote areas are not less likely to get a kidney transplant than people in urban areas, a new study finds. ... with kidney failure who were placed on a kidney transplant list between 1995 and 2007. After about two years ... a transplant. Median distance to the closest transplant center was 15 miles. In contrast to their ...
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