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[…]

Spain organ transplants get high speed rail boost – Telegraph

By James Badcock, Madrid8:21PM GMT 24 Feb 2015 Spanish doctors are to use high-speed trains to transport organs for transplant under a new deal between the country’s health and infrastructure ministries. Spain is already the world leader in terms of donations per capita and this latest logistical advance is viewed as an opportunity to boost Read more about Spain organ transplants get high speed rail boost – Telegraph[…]

Texas teacher a perfect match for first-grader needing kidney transplant – CBS News

CBS NEWS February 20, 2015, 4:10 PM When 6-year-old Matthew Parker’s family found out he needed a kidney transplant, they launched a nationwide search for a match. But they didn’t really need to look any further than his first-grade classroom. His teacher, Lindsey Painter, turned out to be a perfect match and has agreed to Read more about Texas teacher a perfect match for first-grader needing kidney transplant – CBS News[…]

Transplant Leads to Nuptials

Added by Ailey Hines on February 13, 2015. This love story begins with a generous woman giving one of her kidneys to a stranger and that grateful man reciprocating by offering her his heart. First he accepted, later she accepted and now they plan to marry. What started out as a transplant lead to nuptials! This all began Read more about Transplant Leads to Nuptials[…]