Jolinda Conzemius has known for years that at some point, she'd need a kidney transplant.
National Honor Society Accepts AHA’s Top Scholars
Loyola Medicine and Loyola Transplant Patient are Top Liver Life Walk Fundraisers
For the second year in a row, Loyola Medicine and Loyola liver transplant patient Corrine Rossi are the top team and top participant fundraisers, respectively, in the American Liver Foundation's (ALF) 2016 Liver Life Walk in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Webb receives top honor from AHA Council on Hypertension
Dr. R. Clinton Webb, Herbert S. Kupperman Chair in Cardiovascular Disease in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been selected for the top award from the American Heart Association's Council on Hypertension.
Difficult surgery done in Jacksonville changes how transplant patients get listed
Imagine being just hours away from death and knowing it. What are you thinking about in your last moments? For Harold Winsett, it was his wife Karen, their children, and grandson. He was thinking about time spent with them and their future without him. He couldn't breathe.
Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?
Two ideas for changing a system where people linger on waitlists while kidneys spoil.
BK Virus: What Transplant Patients Need to Know
What is BK virus? BK virus is a virus that most people get in childhood. Symptoms can feel like a common cold. Once you get a BK virus infection, the virus stays in your system for good. But it does not cause a problem for most people. This is called latent, or like being ‘asleep’ in your body. Sometimes, when your immune system is not working well, the virus wakes up. Then it can cause symptoms of infection. BK virus is also called…
June 10 race to aid lung transplant patient
The Denise Marie Flaherty Foundation and PIP Triad/Triad Signs have teamed together for the first USA Track & Field-sanctioned Legs for Lungs 5K and
What to Expect While You Await a Heart Transplant: Patients’ Tips
Patients who’ve been through a heart transplant offer tips on how to keep the faith while you await that life-changing phone call.
Why lung transplant patients rejected by other hospitals seek UPMC
Mallory Smith's journey to receive a needed double lung transplant Sept. 11 was all but smooth.
What Does the U.S. Measles Outbreak Mean for Transplant Patients?
Due to the current measles outbreak in the U.S., all pre-transplant patients and potential living donors born after 1957 must be screened for the measles.
How a young heart transplant patient met Aaron Rodgers
In 2010, a young heart transplant patient made a new friend -- Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
Photos: Nation's youngest face transplant patient before and after
Medina woman’s decision to donate her granddaughter’s face provides new life to recipient.
How Contaminated Stool Stored in a Freezer Left a Fecal Transplant Patient Dead
The doctors who treated him, and another patient who fell ill, detailed the mistakes in a paper published Wednesday in a renowned medical journal.
Kidney transplant patients may have new way to fight off rejection
A kidney transplant that lasts for life. It’s the ultimate goal. But the drugs that keep a donor organ going also pose the greatest threat. Now a new approach to fighting off rejection – but is it safe? One woman says she’s willing to take a chance to find out It looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie … a bag of human cells sways steadily. Scientists prep tubes and machines in an ultra-sterile lab. But what looks like a complex experiment…
Hospital rejects heart transplant patient, suggests she should fundraise
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WSVN) — A woman in Michigan has raised thousands of dollars for her heart transplant in just two days after a photo...
How this heart transplant patient continues to beat all odds
Find out how she honored her donor and supporters through her latest endeavor.
No Cash, No Organ Transplant: Patients Must Prove They Can Pay Enormous Bills
Requiring proof of payment for organ transplants and post-operative care is common, transplant experts say.
Doctors Explain How Fecal Transplant Patient Died from Contaminated Stool
"This is a cautionary tale about the risks of cutting edge projects," one doctor said of the patient's death
Face Transplant Patient Reveals New Look 10 Months After Surgery
Cameron Underwood, a 26-year-old man who underwent a face transplant this year, showed off his new smile to the world on Thursday. In June 2016, Underwood suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to face, …