Baylor University Medical Center performs first living-donor uterus transplants in the U.S.

Today, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas released details on the first four living-donor uterine transplants performed in the United States as part of a clinical trial under Institutional Review Board approval. These first four surgeries were performed in September. This announcement comes after two years of preparation and a careful review of all 16 …





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Amenities provide sanctuary to families of transplant patients

There are thousands of people waiting for the gift of life. They wait at home, in the hospital, in a hotel — anywhere — anxiously anticipating the call that it’s their time to receive an organ donation. During this time of great stress, Baylor Scott & White Health has made arrangements to provide comfort for …





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White House Organ Summit aims to reduce organ waiting list

The White House recently announced several key actions being taken to reduce the organ waiting list. These collaborations and commitments represent a collection of great minds and organizations coming together with one common goal, to save lives and reduce the agonizing wait for vital, life-saving organs. We have a part in this as well. Baylor …





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Heart transplant patient runs marathon one and a half years after surgery

I was born with a congenital heart defect. Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a condition where my pulmonary artery and aorta were in reverse position, preventing oxygen rich blood from pumping into my body. TGA babies have a blue tint to their skin due to their poor circulation garnering the nickname blue babies. At the …





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First graduate prepared for life-saving transplant after 50+ years with Type 1 diabetes

When recalling the earliest memory in her life, she can only remember waking up in the hospital to hear she had Type 1 brittle diabetes. At age 5, Patricia Kearney didn’t know this disease would require enduring three organ transplants, agonizing dialysis, endless glucose tablets and fighting to keep blood sugar levels at bay to …





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Clinical trial left Harold free of hepatitis C after 12 weeks

After a car accident about four decades ago, Harold Bowles contracted hepatitis C, which resulted in two liver transplants when the organ started failing. Harold also enrolled in two separate clinical trials in an attempt to manage his illness, one of which was at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. For 12 weeks, Harold took …





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Surgeons perform first Total Artificial Heart “bridge to transplant” in North Texas

When Bryan Tyo suffered a heart attack in January, he was too sick to receive a heart transplant. A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas instead removed his damaged heart and implanted a total artificial heart, a portable device designed to pump blood throughout the body when both sides of the patient’s …





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