Waiting game: Woman, toddler hope for kidney transplants – Fairfield Daily Republic

This was originally published on this siteBy Amy Maginnis-Honey FAIRFIELD — Louise Ward and Jordan Terry have never met. Both are waiting for kidney transplants. But their stories are quite different. Ward, a Suisun City resident, underwent a transplant last summer. Her body rejected the new kidney. Something went wrong during her second surgery to remove Read more about Waiting game: Woman, toddler hope for kidney transplants – Fairfield Daily Republic[…]

68-person kidney chain fills transplantation gap at AGH – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This was originally published on this site April 16, 2015 12:30 AM Joe Smydo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With donations from cadavers unable to meet demand for organs, transplant experts in Pittsburgh and around the country Wednesday hailed a 68-person kidney chain as the kind of approach urgently needed to counter a growing transplant waiting list. Read more about 68-person kidney chain fills transplantation gap at AGH – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette[…]

Cove High students support sophomore recovering from kidney transplant – Copperas Cove Herald: News

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 4:30 am Wendy Sledd | Special to the Herald Copperas Cove High School students recently donned green shirts, hats, socks and even green dresses, but weren’t celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Instead they wore the color in honor of sophomore Dustin Tobalt, who is a kidney transplant survivor. March is Kidney Read more about Cove High students support sophomore recovering from kidney transplant – Copperas Cove Herald: News[…]

Local Teacher Celebrates Organ Transplant with Field Trip to Nebraska Medicine

Posted: Tue 8:55 AM, Mar 24, 2015 March isn’t just about March Madness. It also marks National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease, the gradual loss of kidney function. More than 26 million American adults have CKD, which is mainly caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Many patients will Read more about Local Teacher Celebrates Organ Transplant with Field Trip to Nebraska Medicine[…]

YaleNews | Study shows even injured kidneys can be used for transplants

By Ziba Kashef   March 11, 2015 Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants. Donated kidneys with acute Read more about YaleNews | Study shows even injured kidneys can be used for transplants[…]

The Science Behind a Crazy 6-Way Kidney Exchange | WIRED

KATIE M. PALMER SCIENCE 03.09.15 2:43 PM IN A SURGERY worthy of the most convoluted Grey’s Anatomy plot, surgeons at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco completed a two-day, six-way kidney transplant late last week. Five surgeons and dozens of anesthesiologists and nurses daisy-chained 12 patients together in the West Coast’s largest paired transplant ever. Read more about The Science Behind a Crazy 6-Way Kidney Exchange | WIRED[…]

Amazing story behind a rare 12-patient, 6-way kidney transplant – CBS News

CBS NEWSMarch 5, 2015, 11:17 AM Last Updated Mar 6, 2015 8:20 AM EST UPDATE: The first three kidney transplants were completed Thursday; three more are taking place Friday. SAN FRANCISCO — Twelve patients are preparing to participate in a rare, two day, six-way paired kidney donation transplant at San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center. Read more about Amazing story behind a rare 12-patient, 6-way kidney transplant – CBS News[…]