New law ensures disabled are eligible for organ transplants – Washington Post

By Associated Press, WILMINGTON, Del. — Gov. John Carney is signing legislation aimed at ensuring that individuals with mental and physical disabilities are not denied access to organ transplant procedures based solely on their disability. The bill being signed Wednesday prohibits health care providers from deeming a person ineligible to receive an anatomical gift or organ transplant, related medical services, or referrals based solely on a physical or mental disability. The new law will allow a health care provider to take an individual’s disability into account when making treatment or coverage recommendations or decisions, but only to the extent that the physical or mental disability has been found to be medically significant for an organ transplant. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Here’s What Every Organ in the Body Would Cost to Transplant – Fortune


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Here’s What Every Organ in the Body Would Cost to Transplant
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Consulting firm Milliman tallies the average costs of different organ transplants in the U.S. And while most are expensive—some are very expensive. A kidney transplant runs just over $400,000. The cost for the average heart transplant, on the other …

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 …

Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant – WTVD-TV


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Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant
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The Cary community is rallying around a sick teenager from Georgia battling end stage cystic fibrosis. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App. Toby Stacy, 15, was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 2 months old.

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Donor found, transplant done, but NJ girl with leukemia still needs your help – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Anya LeFrancis (Photo courtesy of the LeFrancis family) CHESTER TOWNSHIP – In March, we brought you the story of young Anya LeFrancis, who has been battling leukemia for the better part of five years. An all-out push for bone marrow donors landed what her donation center refers to as a 10 out of 10 match, but Anya is not yet in the clear. Since undergoing a transplant in mid-June, Anya has been recovering at home, letting her body adjust. According to family friend Carolina Rodriguez, the 9-year-old is about halfway through a crucial, 100-day post-transplant period, and is still having trouble drinking, eating and fighting off nausea. So Rodriguez and others in the community are joining forces with the donation center, DKMS, to raise money and help not only Anya’s family, but also those out there who are still desperate for donors. One of those fundraising efforts is centered at Taylor’s Ice Cream Parlor, which is giving July proceeds from the sale of vanilla and strawberry ice creams (renamed Anya Victorious Vanilla and Anya Strong Strawberry) to the cause. July is National Ice Cream Month, which DKMS community engagement manager Melanie Freeman said is an appropriate tie-in.

Plover child with rare genetic disorder receives lung transplant – Stevens Point Journal

This was originally published on this site Two-year-old Roland Raabe suffers from a rare disorder, and the bills are piling up. Tyler Rickenbach/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Buy Photo Roland smiles once he realizes that he is being photographed on April 18, 2017 in Plover, Wis.(Photo: Tyler Rickenbach/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)Buy Photo ST. LOUIS – A Plover child Read more about Plover child with rare genetic disorder receives lung transplant – Stevens Point Journal[…]