Camp Okawehna

We are highlighting transplant camps for the month of June. For the third week of June we are highlighting Camp Okawehna near Nashville, Tennessee. Camp Okawehna was founded in 1974 by Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI), in order to  promote the overall wellbeing of pediatric renal patients and their families by supporting them in developing lives Read more about Camp Okawehna[…]

NC teen heart transplant recipient enjoying Hawaii trip thanks to Ellen | WNCN

By Sharon Tazewell Published: June 14, 2017, 10:33 pm RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — There is a new update on Al J Jeffries the now 14-year-old who had a heart transplant last year at UNC Children’s Hospital. Albert Jeffries, or Al J, who waited 13 years for a heart transplant, appeared in September with his mom Read more about NC teen heart transplant recipient enjoying Hawaii trip thanks to Ellen | WNCN[…]

SRTR

What patients (and transplant families) want to know

Transplant families are happy to help the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) continually improve reporting with transplant patients and families feedback. An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded grant has developed a brief survey to ask transplant patients what they might want to know from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) website, Read more about What patients (and transplant families) want to know[…]

Northwest Kidney Kids

  Northwest Kidney Kids We are highlighting transplant camps for the month of June. For the second week of June we are highlighting Northwest Kidney Kids in Turner, Oregon. Northwest Kidney Kids offers two Camps Programs – Family Camp and Youth Camp. Both are held at the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center in Turner, Oregon Read more about Northwest Kidney Kids[…]

What it takes to wait for a heart transplant

By Sara Cline Posted Jun 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM TAUNTON — If a person on the national organ transplant waiting list, receives a call that a heart is available for them, there is no time to waste. The patient has around two hours to get to the hospital for the transplant. And while in the moment it may seem Read more about What it takes to wait for a heart transplant[…]

Kidney graft success – does age and sex matter? – Medical News Today

Published: Monday 12 June 2017 New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies. The success of kidney transplant is dependent on the age and sex of both the donor and the recipient, according to research published n the Journal of the American Read more about Kidney graft success – does age and sex matter? – Medical News Today[…]

Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today

by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer November 20, 2016 When harvested donor lungs were chilled, then warmed with ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), and then chilled again, the average preservation time prior to transplant was more than doubled with no impact on recipient outcomes, researchers said. Roughly 100 patients transplanted at Toronto General Hospital have received Read more about Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today[…]