Mother-of-two, 36, offers life-saving kidney to a stranger just two hours after meeting him in a bar
Kristin Day, 36, of Pine River, Minnesota, met a stranger in a bar who told her he was on dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant. After just two hours of talking to him, Day offered to donate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father-of-three, 48, told he was going to die receives life-saving kidney from his wife's co-worker
Jason Anderson, 48, of Ogden, Utah, was on dialysis for the last four years and told he would die without a kidney transplant until his wife's co-worker, Kingslee Teo, offered to donate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary Liver Transplant May Best Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia Primary Liver Transplant May Best Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia
Primary liver transplantation is associated with better long-term survival than is biliary-enteric drainage (BED) in infants with biliary atresia, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease (PELD) score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant, according to a study published online Sept. 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Girl surprised by Drake in hospital talks about her heart transplant
The 11-year-old got Drake's attention by doing the "Kiki challenge" while she waited for a heart transplant – now she's sharing an update on her condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Young Drake fan speaks out for 1st time since heart transplant
Sofia Sanchez, 11, talks to "GMA" about how she is doing with her new heart and reminisces on what it was like to meet her favorite artist. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Girl who met Drake speaks out after heart transplant: 'I felt more alive'
Sofia Sanchez was visited in the hospital by Drake after her "Kiki Challenge" video went viral. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A Change of Heart: Perspectives on Patient Care and Technology
Bryon Moore has had a rich and varied career in EMS. He became an EMT in 1979 and received paramedic training at the fabled UCLA Daniel Freeman School for Paramedicine in 1982. He went on to be a paramedic in several systems before becoming the Northern California Clinical Coordinator for American Medical Response (AMR). Bryon then was attracted to helping develop and bring new resuscitation technology to market, working for a variety of medical device companies and launching new products globally. He’s currently VP of EMS Market Development for Defibtech, a company owned by Nihon Kohden, a leading medical devic...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: EMS Insider Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Youngest child to receive a rare heart-lung transplant returns home
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children disadvantaged by liver transplant wait list scores
The scoring system used to determine who has priority for receiving a liver transplant disadvantages children compared to adults, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite changes to US kidney allocation system, inequality persists
(Drexel University) The new system did not minimize pre-transplant dialysis exposure for patients who were not waitlisted preemptively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Providence Heart Institute taking in patients from OHSU's transplant program
Providence Heart Institute is in the process of transferring certain patients from Oregon Health& Science University ’s heart transplant program, which was suspended recently after four specialists quit. Providence is transitioning all of OHSU’s ventricular assist device, or VAD, patients to Providence, according to an internal announcement from the institute. OHSU heart transplant patients will move their ca re to Providence or another transplant center. All told, just under 400 patients are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Providence Heart Institute taking in patients from OHSU's transplant program
Providence Heart Institute is in the process of transferring certain patients from Oregon Health& Science University ’s heart transplant program, which was suspended recently after four specialists quit. Providence is transitioning all of OHSU’s ventricular assist device, or VAD, patients to Providence, according to an internal announcement from the institute. OHSU heart transplant patients will move their ca re to Providence or another transplant center. All told, just under 400 patients are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Man becomes world's oldest face transplant recipient
Four months after the procedure, the man has regained the ability to breathe properly and has begun to chew, smell, and speak with his new face (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His face was severely damaged on a hunt. Now he ’s the world’s oldest face transplant recipient.
In May, Maurice Desjardins was given a face transplant — Canada's first. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

Transplant patient walked down aisle by donor’s dad
Lisa Simkin contacted her donor’s family six months after a life-saving lung transplant, and says they “opened their door with loving arms”. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From corneas to tendons, a new 'tissue bank' improves transplant process
A new "tissue bank" located in Dartmouth, N.S., is already making a difference in the number of corneas, heart valves, bones and other tissues available for transplant to the people who need them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Man, 64, maimed in a hunting accident becomes the world's oldest person to have a face transplant
Maurice Desjardins, from Gatineau in Quebec, Canada, has become the first person in the country to have a face transplant and can now eat, speak and breathe normally again after seven years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Health medicine Source Type: news

Building a safer heart pump
(Penn State) Blood pumps are increasingly a bridge-to-transplant for patients with end-stage heart disease or heart failure, but blood clots and strokes can put patients in peril before they receive a donor heart. Now a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health may solve this problem and perhaps open the pumps' use for less-sick patients who could benefit from them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Treatment TermsLiver transplantKidney transplant Overview Kenn Wiggins, 40, doesn ’t take his good health lightly. For years, he lived with autoimmune hepatitis that eventually led to a liver transplant. Then his disease returned, causing him to develop both liver and kidney failure. When the center that had performed his first transplant judged his condition too complex, he tu rned to Duke’s transplant team as his last hope. Today, after successful kidney and liver transplants, Wiggins feels great. “Duke saved my life,” he said. Hero Image2018_liver_ken.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA He...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winners: Holly Chapman and Becky Orler, Allegheny General Hospital
Dr. Holly Chapman and Becky Orler are 2018 Health Care Heroes award winners in the health care provider - individual category. Here's their story: Managing a shortage of available transplant organs is all part of a day’s work for Holly Chapman and Becky Orler, who work as a team to handle the kidney transplant program at Allegheny General Hospital. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 people are currently waitin g for a kidney transplant, but only one in five will receive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Case Report Describes 4 Breast Cancer Cases Post Transplant
Single donor transmitted cancer to four recipients; one survived after transplant nephrectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Paragonix touts performance of donor-heart transport technology
  (Image courtesy of Paragonix Technologies) Paragonix Technologies (Braintree, Mass.) said today that its SherpaPak donor-heart transport system has been used successfully at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and other transplant centers around the U.S. and Europe. The SheraPak combines cooling technology with safe, consistent methods for cold ischemic storage and transport of donor organs, according to the company, which is also developing and commercializing SherpaLung to transport donated lungs to recipients. Real-time reporting of preservation temperature allows for continuous monitoring of transport ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Transplants internationalsocietyofheartandlungtransplantation Massachusetts General Hospital Paragonix Technologies Source Type: news

Research to address the shortage of donor livers: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Right now, just in the United States, between 10 and 15 thousand people are waiting for a liver transplant. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Scott Nyberg,?director of the liver program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine,?discusses research efforts that could make more transplants possible. To listen, click the link below. Research [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
People who receive a kidney ​ or part of a liver transplant from a living donor cut years off their time on the wait list and those organs tend to survive longer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
Terra Goudge's liver cancer was too advanced for the transplant list. Few hospitals allow living donors. She and her friend had to travel from LA to Pennsylvania to find doctors who would do it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea
Ageing donors and the challenge of matching organs mean lungs are in short supply. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of people waiting for a lung transplant rises by 46 per cent in five years
There are now 354 people in the UK needing a lung transplant – up from 242 in 2013 – despite the overall number of people needing organ transplants falling by 17 per cent during the same period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voriconazole May Boost Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Transplant Patients Voriconazole May Boost Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Transplant Patients
Recipients of lung transplants (LT) or hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) who are taking the antifungal voriconazole may be at increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Craig Smith, Second Chance Fundraising
Craig Smith  is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the volunteer category. Here's his story: Dressing up as a giant heart wasn’t what Craig Smith first envisioned when he decided he wanted to give back to the community that supported him after he had a heart transplant. In his early 20s, Smith was d iagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disorder. In 2015, he underwent a successful heart transplant procedure at Allegheny General Hospital. While living in Johnstown, Smith… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Craig Smith, Second Chance Fundraising
Craig Smith  is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the volunteer category. Here's his story: Dressing up as a giant heart wasn’t what Craig Smith first envisioned when he decided he wanted to give back to the community that supported him after he had a heart transplant. In his early 20s, Smith was d iagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disorder. In 2015, he underwent a successful heart transplant procedure at Allegheny General Hospital. While living in Johnstown, Smith… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

AHA:'Gronk Girl' Tackles Her Second Heart Transplant in 5 Years
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Now that she's on her third heart, Lauren Meizo knows a good deal about how to live for months in a hospital room, about how her internal organs work together, about how to be patient and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Heart transplants using drug-intoxicated donors have significantly increased, but their use does not seem to adversely impact post-transplant survival, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents are less likely to consent to their child's organs being donated after their death
Eight-month-old  Harry Clarke, who suffers from a rare heart condition, will die without receiving an organ transplant, his mother Kerrie Short says. (pictured at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study introduces approach that can roughly double success rates of kidney transplants
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science shows how to improve the success rate of an innovative kidney matching process called kidney exchange. The enhancement centers on a new concept called 'failure-aware' matching that takes pre-transplant compatibility failures into account probabilistically. Depending somewhat on the exact setting, the method can roughly double the number of transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Claire Wineland, inspirational speaker and social media star, dies one week after lung transplant
Cystic fibrosis did not define Claire Wineland. She did. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Graft Outcomes in 379,257 Recipients Kidney Transplant Graft Outcomes in 379,257 Recipients
A large study spanning three continents examines the country-level variances in kidney transplant outcomes. What have we learned?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

NHS threat to pioneering £75,000 heart transplant method which has saved more than 60 lives
NHS England ’s decision not to provide the extra cash has forced Papworth Hospital in Cambridge to take £1.5 million from its charity fund so it can keep providing the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OHSU extends the suspension of its heart transplant program
Oregon Health& Science University announced that it will inactivate its heart transplant program beyond the initial two-week suspension, due to a staffing shortage. Three heart failure transplant cardiologists tendered their resignations effective Sept. 30. Another heart failure transplant cardiologist left several months ago. “OHSU profoundly regrets the distress our patients are experiencing as a result of this action. We are deploying every resource at our disposal to ensure they have immediate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU extends the suspension of its heart transplant program
Oregon Health& Science University announced that it will inactivate its heart transplant program beyond the initial two-week suspension, due to a staffing shortage. Three heart failure transplant cardiologists tendered their resignations effective Sept. 30. Another heart failure transplant cardiologist left several months ago. “OHSU profoundly regrets the distress our patients are experiencing as a result of this action. We are deploying every resource at our disposal to ensure they have immediate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Bladder cancer survivor seeks a kidney - with a 5,000 sq ft Time Square billboard  
Marc Weiner, 53, needs a kidney transplant. Rather than spend the next five to eight years on a waiting list with 100,000 sick New Yorkers, he got creative and took out a Time Square ad for a donor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Providence may take on OHSU's advanced heart failure patients short term
The move comes after OHSU suspended its heart transplant program when several cardiologists resigned. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Providence may take on OHSU's advanced heart failure patients short term
The move comes after OHSU suspended its heart transplant program when several cardiologists resigned. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Chicago police chief welcomes son who gave him a kidney to the force after life-saving transplant
Daniel Johnson, 26, was given a big hug from his father Superintendent Eddie Johnson, 58, as he walked across the stage on Tuesday after being sworn in as a rookie officer for the Chicago PD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11-year-old girl is breathing on her own after heart transplant surgery
Sofia Sanchez is breathing on her own after receiving a heart transplant. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital
The only remaining doctor in Oregon's only heart transplant program has resigned, leaving the state with no medical facilities that can perform the delicate and life-saving procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A lung transplant gave her hope for a longer life; now her family prays for 'another miracle'
Claire Wineland, who has cystic fibrosis, needed a double-lung transplant to save her life. But she had a stroke and is now in a medically induced coma. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news