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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 …

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[…]