Heart transplant live tweet from Baylor Dallas operating room

Baylor Scott & White Health tonight is broadcasting a heart transplant live on Twitter and other social media channels. The surgery is taking place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. It is believed to be the first time a heart transplant is being covered live on social media. The patient, whose real name will not … Continue reading Heart transplant live tweet from Baylor Dallas operating room

The astonishing numbers behind 3 decades of transplantation

What does it take to become one of the largest and most renowned multi-specialty transplant centers in the country? For the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, it’s been more than thirty years of pioneering transplants. It’s a program that started fast in 1984, with a liver transplant for a sick little girl from … Continue reading The astonishing numbers behind 3 decades of transplantation

The fascinating story behind 30 years of organ transplants

It’s been more than 30 years since the first transplant was performed at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, launching a program that has saved thousands of lives. Back then, “Dr. Goran Klintmalm was 34-years-old and living in Sweden. Liver transplants were considered human experimentation, a last-ditch effort with an 80 percent fatality rate to save … Continue reading The fascinating story behind 30 years of organ transplants

Kidney transplant in Fort Worth strengthens brotherly bond

The bond between brothers Aaron and Lee Goggin is stronger than ever after Aaron gave his brother a kidney last week. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on what was the 1,000th kidney transplant at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. That’s notable in part because only about half of the 300 kidney transplant programs in … Continue reading Kidney transplant in Fort Worth strengthens brotherly bond

Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans annually. Bernard Fischbach, MD, a nephrologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about kidney disease. What is kidney disease?  The kidneys perform several vital roles: … Continue reading Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented

Killeen police officer receives a new heart — full of gratitude

A heart full of gratitude—for one man who underwent a heart transplant, this phrase has a whole new meaning. After years of being plagued with heart problems, Larry Hurry, a resident of Killeen for nearly 25 years, suffered a second heart attack and received a devastating diagnosis – his heart was no longer working the … Continue reading Killeen police officer receives a new heart — full of gratitude