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2013-02-01 23:00:47

Analysis of lung transplant data from 2005 through 2011 by Temple researchers reportedly shows lungs transplanted from smokers with pack-a-day habits for more than 20 years are ℠likely safe.´ Personal injury lawyer Richard P. Console Jr. disagrees with this assertion from a patient safety standpoint. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Using the lungs of a heavy smoker in an organ transplant sounds like a bad idea, right? The recipient of those lungs could suffer additional...

2013-02-01 09:49:04

African Americans, individuals without private insurance less likely to receive a transplant before needing dialysis Highlights: African Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely to receive a kidney transplant before needing dialysis. Geographic region is not a major factor in determining whether a patient receives a kidney transplant before starting dialysis. Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and many will die...

2013-01-31 16:27:17

The lives of 39 children were saved with liver transplants by Texas Children's in 2012 HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced that in 2012 the hospital saved the lives of 39 children through liver transplantation, making it the most active pediatric liver transplant center in the nation and one of the most active in the world. To learn more about liver transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital please visit...

2013-01-18 23:00:38

Life Connections of Ohio is 1 of the 15 charities participating in The Chuck Boyk Challenge. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 The Chuck Boyk Challenge is a charity event that is ongoing until February 14th. The Chuck Boyk Challenge aims to highlight local charities. The top 3 charities with the most votes will win cash prizes totaling $5,000. One of the charities participating in the challenge is Life Connection of Ohio. Read below to learn more about this organization: Life Connection...

2013-01-16 16:25:37

Thousands were transplanted in 2012 because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program-the region's non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware-announced that the organization coordinated the recovery of 1,062 life-saving organs from 417 generous individuals in 2012--making this region the most generous...

2013-01-10 16:23:07

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Midwest Transplant Network service area, no other hospital has transplanted more organs than The University of Kansas Hospital. Two recent patients help the hospital reach a liver transplant milestone. Brenda Higgins of Kansas City was the hospital's milestone 1,000(th) liver transplant patient, followed shortly thereafter by Deborah Ellerbusch, Ph.D., a psychologist who works in Newton, Kan. "I'm overwhelmed and overjoyed at having a...

2012-12-16 05:00:25

Missouri native in desperate need of a kidney transplant during this holiday season. Donations are welcome to help alleviate medical expenses. ST. PETERS, Mo. (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 Holidays are the times where people need others help and support the most. For Kenny Ravenscraft and his family, the support he could receive this holiday could save his life. Kenny has been diagnosed with kidney failure, and right now, two weeks before Christmas, his kidneys are only operating at 6 percent....

2012-12-12 12:22:52

DENVER, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming today announced its sponsorship of a float rider from Colorado aboard the annual Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade®. Peter Lang of Golden was just 16-years-old when his sister Perri Lang lost her life following a car accident, becoming an organ...

2012-12-05 14:36:23

Pharmacological stress echo identifies donor hearts that would historically have been rejected Hearts previously rejected due to donors' age or other risk factors can now be declared viable for transplantation using pharmacological stress echo, according to research presented at EUROECHO and other Imaging Modalities 2012. The study1 was presented by Dr Tonino Bombardini from Pisa, Italy. EUROECHO and other Imaging Modalities 2012 is the annual meeting of the European Association of...

2012-12-04 16:26:42

ENCINO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KidneyDiet(®) announces that beginning today a percentage of all sales will be donated to help children with kidney disease be able to enjoy a weekend at camp. Pain Free Living, Inc., in supporting The Lopez Foundation's Kidney & Transplant Camps, will allocate a percentage of all sales for one month of its app to help patients with renal disease follow a better diet, tailored for those watching their intake of phosphorus, potassium,...