Pancreas transplant is last resort for 12-year-old girl – NRToday.com


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Pancreas transplant is last resort for 12-year-old girl
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“They said the only chance of her survival is for her to get a transplant,” said Karen Falconer of Roseburg, Emmy’s grandmother. “She will be the first pediatric type-1 diabetic pancreas transplant at the hospital since 1998. Tiffanie Reeves was raised …

What triggers organ transplant rejection? – Chemical & Engineering News

This was originally published on this site About half of all transplanted organs get rejected by the body within 10 years. To improve this acceptance rate, researchers want to figure out what triggers the rejection process. Scientists already know that the adaptive immune system, made up of specialized cells such as B cells, is responsible Read more about What triggers organ transplant rejection? – Chemical & Engineering News[…]

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[…]