Living donors increase kidney function over time – Medical News Today

This was originally published on this siteImmediately after donation, living donors show mild signs of kidney disease, but actually improve their kidney function over time, according to the results of a prospective study published in the July issue of National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases. The three-year, NIH-funded, follow-up study of living kidney Read more about Living donors increase kidney function over time – Medical News Today[…]

Boy, 2, Desperately In Need Of Liver Transplant Receives First Offer – CBS Local

This was originally published on this sitePITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There may be some good news for a little boy in desperate need of a liver transplant. After 18 long months on a waiting list, Lucas Goeller, 2, has received his first offer for a liver transplant. According to a press release, “So many people have Read more about Boy, 2, Desperately In Need Of Liver Transplant Receives First Offer – CBS Local[…]

Study identifies characteristics of patients likely to have a potential living liver donor

This was originally published on this siteNew research published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, reports that younger patients, those who are married, and those with Child-Pugh C disease–the most severe measure of liver disease–are more likely immigrants, divorced patients Read more about Study identifies characteristics of patients likely to have a potential living liver donor[…]

Metro Detroit man becomes longest-living person to receive liver transplant – WDIV Detroit

This was originally published on this siteMustafa Sharafi is celebrating a major birthday milestone this year. What makes his 30th birthday extraordinary is the fact that not many people thought he would live to see it. “This birthday signifies how long I’ve come, how far I’ve come,” Sharafi said. He was born with a rare Read more about Metro Detroit man becomes longest-living person to receive liver transplant – WDIV Detroit[…]

Community helps raise money for infant after liver transplant – WBNG-TV

This was originally published on this site By Stephen Adams June 14, 2015 Updated Jun 14, 2015 at 6:52 PM EDT Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Community members gathered at Ross Park in Binghamton Sunday afternoon to raise money for Caleb Munn, who is only 8 months old, but has already overcome serious medical problems. Action Read more about Community helps raise money for infant after liver transplant – WBNG-TV[…]

Teen waiting for call on liver transplant – Terre Haute Tribune Star

This was originally published on this site Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:24 pm By Dianne Frances D. Powell Tribune-Star Conner Smith, 15, just wants to feel better and have energy again.  Described by his mom as a courageous teen with a good sense of humor, the aspiring nurse or child life specialist hopes to Read more about Teen waiting for call on liver transplant – Terre Haute Tribune Star[…]

4-year-old Jamie’s transplant scheduled for today – Youngstown Vindicator

This was originally published on this sitePublished: Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 12:07 a.m. By William K. Alcorn alcorn@vindy.com WARREN Jamie, 4, of Trumbull County was scheduled to undergo a potentially life-saving liver transplant today at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. A plea issued several weeks ago by Trumbull County Children Services, which has Read more about 4-year-old Jamie’s transplant scheduled for today – Youngstown Vindicator[…]