Addressing the growing demand for viable heart donations

As the Baby Boomer population is aging, we are facing a growing demand for lifesaving organ donations worldwide. It is estimated that by 2030, there will be 10 million people in the U.S. alone with advanced heart failure. Because hearts are one of several organs in short supply, physicians are increasingly turning to alternative measures … Continue reading Addressing the growing demand for viable heart donations




Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

While most college students spend time ‘finding themselves,’ in 2013, 19 year-old Trenton Cary had a much more pressing search: finding a new heart. In fact, after battling lymphoma a few years prior, it was the second time Cary was in need of a transplantation procedure. Unfortunately, the fact that he had survived cancer less … Continue reading Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart




Following heart transplant, teacher video chats her students

“We missed you Ms. Tucker!” The surprise greeting startled Christina Tucker as she walked into the room. “What are all you guys doing here?” she asked. On a television screen in front of her were 130 of her students from Eagle Ridge Middle School in Rio Rancho New Mexico. They had huddled together in front of … Continue reading Following heart transplant, teacher video chats her students




Heart transplant recipient ‘Jane’ recovering well, issues call for organ donation

“Jane,” the Dallas patient whose heart transplant was covered live on social media last week, is recovering well, her doctors report. She was transferred out of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas intensive care unit late last week and is now being monitored on a patient floor, where she is undergoing physical therapy and … Continue reading Heart transplant recipient ‘Jane’ recovering well, issues call for organ donation




Are you an organ donor? Tell us with hashtag #ImADonor

A primary reason why we decided to live tweet a heart transplant on Monday night was to highlight the importance of organ donation. In the hours during and after our #heartTXlive broadcast of “Jane’s” transplant, there was nearly a 30 percent increase in the number of people who registered to be organ donors, as compared … Continue reading Are you an organ donor? Tell us with hashtag #ImADonor




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




Baylor Dallas heart transplant a ‘Christmas miracle’

A brutal case of pneumonia four years ago put Richard Powell on a path that would eventually lead him to a Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas operating room for a heart transplant weeks before Christmas. When Powell first got sick in early 2010, he was treated at a hospital in his home city of Monroe, Louisiana, for … Continue reading Baylor Dallas heart transplant a ‘Christmas miracle’




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