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[…]

Nora’s Home celebrates expansion, helps more transplant patients and their families – CW39

This was originally published on this siteNora’s Home celebrates expansion, helps more transplant patients and their families HOUSTON – On June 9, Nora’s Home, a place for organ failure and transplant patients receiving care in the Texas Medical Center, has expanded their location, making the center’s capacity twice as large.  Now, more families can be helped. Read more about Nora’s Home celebrates expansion, helps more transplant patients and their families – CW39[…]

Mother Teresa’s letter finds 6-month-old transplant patient well – NY Daily News

BY CECELIA BOHAN SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Saturday, September 3, 2016, 5:00 AM We had to have a liver transplant done for my daughter Jenna (in June 1997) when she was 6 months old, and we had it done in San Francisco even though we live in New York. The transplant was really hard. In Read more about Mother Teresa’s letter finds 6-month-old transplant patient well – NY Daily News[…]

Bone marrow transplant patient credits positive recovery to staying close to home – KSFY

This was originally published on this site Posted: Sun 3:09 PM, Jun 04, 2017 Multiple myeloma is cancer that involves our bone marrow with a specific cell called a plasma cell that patients can develop. Most patients will need a bone marrow transplant. Patients needing bone marrow transplants don’t have to travel far to receive Read more about Bone marrow transplant patient credits positive recovery to staying close to home – KSFY[…]