Transplant News for June 17th from 04:20:
Transplant News for June 16th from 22:44:
- New Transplant Procedure Known As Laparoscopic Surgery Helps Farmingdale Dad Adam Bruzzese Save Son’s Life « CBS New York– One dad is celebrating the gift of his son this Father’s Day.Adam Bruzzese recently underwent transplant surgery to donate part of his liver to his son, Charlie, CBS 2′s Dick Brennan reported Friday.
When it became clear that Charlie, who was born with liver disease, would need a transplant, Bruzzese tested himself to see if he would be a compatible match.
When tests indicated that he was a perfect candidate, Bruzzese volunteered to be his son’s donor.
Read more (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/15/new-transplant-procedure-helps-farmingdale-dad-save-sons-life/)
These are my links for June 14th:
Love, love, love this idea. A group of amazing people has put together a website called “The Waiting List”. In the about section they describe themselves as:
“By sharing the stories of the people whose lives have been impacted by organ donation, our goal is to inspire the 65% of Americans not registered as organ donors to make the commitment for this final act of kindness.”
They inspire in the form of a written and video blog. This blog gives a very unique window into the lives of many different would be transplant recipients.
Even through it is a mix of adult and pediatric recipients. This website is a must see.
Transplant News for June 11th from 06:36:
- Warm Welcomes For Heart Transplant Recipient– Salerno was diagnosed at age 12 with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and has spent the past six months at Hartford Hospital waiting for a heart transplant, which he received May 30. Salerno has shared his experience in the hospital with others through his blog, “Tales from the 10 th Floor.”Although he is now home, a lengthy recovery is expected. It will include frequent medical testing and lots of medication.
Transplant News for June 9th from 16:34:
- Lab-made organ raises hope for liver transplant – The Times of India – Japanese researchers have created a functioning human liver from stemcells, a report said on Friday, raising hopes for the manufacture of artificial organs for those in need of transplants.
A team of scientists transplanted induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into the body of a mouse, where it grew into a small, but working, human liver, the Yomiuri Shimbun said.
Stemcells are frequently harvested from embryos, which are then discarded, a practice some people find morally objectionable. But iPS cells – which have the potential to develop into any body tissue – can be taken from adults.
Read more (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Lab-made-organ-raises-hope-for-liver-transplant/articleshow/13947114.cms)
- Transplant breakthrough leading to cures – wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports – LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Research from the University of Louisville is getting top honors this week at the American Transplant Conference in Boston. Using a transplant protocol pioneered by Dr. Suzanne Ildstad, kidney transplant patients are living life without harmful anti-rejection medications.
"It's wonderful, I feel better than I've felt for years. I really feel like I've gotten some kind of fountain of youth" said Rob Waddell.
He's among the first in the country to receive an unmatched kidney using the breakthrough protocol.
Read more (http://www.wave3.com/story/18741620/transplant-breakthrough-medicines-new-cure)
Transplant News from June 8th from 04:43:
- Heart transplant girl, 1, returns home after four months being kept alive on mechanical hearts | Mail Online – A baby girl who waited months for a heart transplant has finally been allowed to return home.
Twelve-month-old Llana Qazi was diagnosed last October and then kept alive by five different mechanical hearts because doctors in Tyneside could not keep her stable.
Her family faced an agonised four-month wait until Llana was operated on at the end of February.
Her family are now planning family trips and a party to celebrate.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2155338/Heart-transplant-girl-1-returns-home-months-kept-alive-mechanical-hearts.html#ixzz1xApiMIpn
Welcome to Transplant Families! Who are we. We are families just like you. Families of pediatric transplant. Families that support the most amazing kids ever. We are here to offer hope. Hope told through the stories of others who have been there before you. The good, the bad and the ugly. But we are hoping that in our stories, you will find strength, courage and resolve.
In addition to links to amazing stories of other transplant families. We are offering resource links to families dealing with the transplant journey. Hopefully you will find these helpful in your own journey.
Your first source of information should ALWAYS be your transplant team and mainly your transplant coordinator. They have a vast knowledge of all things related to transplant. They are your child’s first advocate outside of yourself.