Transplant Families

Resources + Support for the Pediatric Transplant Community

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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5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before My Transplant – Pulmonary Hypertension News


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5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before My Transplant
Pulmonary Hypertension News
Knowing that transplant was my plan when all else failed, I lacked the curiosity to gather information before making a decision. I focused on survival: More information only increased my anxiety. During my training class, I scribbled in a sketchbook …

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.

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 …