Fremont teen awaits heart transplant | Fremont Tribune

March 09, 2013 3:30 am  •  By Chris Zavadil/Fremont Tribune Alma Martinez makes the drive to Omaha every day. Her daughter needs her, and there’s no place else she would be. With Jazmin Martinez hooked to a life support system at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since Valentine’s Day, Alma Martinez is at her Read more about Fremont teen awaits heart transplant | Fremont Tribune[…]

Donations sought to help Redondo girl in need of liver transplant – The Beach Reporter: Redondo Beach

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 10:09 am Donations are being sought to help pay for a liver transplant for a 4-year-old Redondo Beach girl. Volunteers are attempting to raise $50,000 through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to help defray transplant-related expense for the family of Rainy Reimer, who has been diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome. Read more about Donations sought to help Redondo girl in need of liver transplant – The Beach Reporter: Redondo Beach[…]

From stem cells to ‘beating’ heart cells | Digital Journal

By Tim Sandle Mar 8, 2013 in Science Scientists have been able to turn embryonic stem cells, by synthesizing substances which control the differentiation process, into heart cells. Earlier this month, the Digital Journal highlighted how scientists based at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have generated human kidney cells from human embryonic stem Read more about From stem cells to ‘beating’ heart cells | Digital Journal[…]

Duffy’s Law would encourage organ donation – The Times News

By Steve Huffman / Times-News Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 16:58 PM. Upon returning to Alamance County on Wednesday night, Mary Jo Collins and her husband, Bruce, did what any self-respecting couple would do to celebrate. They went out with friends and had themselves a steak dinner. “It was a very emotional day,” Mary Read more about Duffy’s Law would encourage organ donation – The Times News[…]

After 3-year wait, boy gets heart-lung transplant | 6abc.com

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Action News PHILADELPHIA, PA. – March 5, 2013 (WPVI) — It’s a dream come true for a south Jersey family and their little boy. After awaiting a transplant most of his life, at last he had the surgery. Riley O’Brien from Somerdale, New Jersey will be 5-years-old early next month. But Read more about After 3-year wait, boy gets heart-lung transplant | 6abc.com[…]

Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of UPMC Study Shows Increase In Liver Transplantation For Hepatoblastoma

Article Date: 06 Mar 2013 – 2:00 PST Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of UPMC Study Shows Increase In Liver Transplantation For Hepatoblastoma Liver transplantation for hepatoblastoma, the most common liver malignancy in children, is on the rise because more tumors are being detected earlier, improving outcomes for these sick patients, according to a Children’s Hospital Read more about Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of UPMC Study Shows Increase In Liver Transplantation For Hepatoblastoma[…]

Upcoming 5K will benefit lung transplant recipient | The Augusta Chronicle

Barry Paschal | Mon, Mar. 4 10:15 AM Sawyer Mobley, 10, of Martinez, is recuperating after a double-lung transplant in January. He’s had cystic fibrosis since birth. A fundraiser 5K to help his family will be held Saturday, March 9, at Savannah Rapids Park. Of the great many fundraiser races held in our community, one Read more about Upcoming 5K will benefit lung transplant recipient | The Augusta Chronicle[…]