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Transplant

Record number of organ transplants completed in 24 hours

I’ve seen a lot in my more than 35 years as a transplant surgeon, but I’ve never seen this. In a 24-hour period, Baylor Dallas coordinated 12 organ transplants for nine patients, including a heart, single lung, double lung, three liver/kidney (multi-organ transplants), two living donor kidneys and one deceased-donor kidney transplant. Nine of these …

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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 …

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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 …

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Living liver donors shorten wait times for those needing a transplant

For many people, waiting on a liver transplant can take years on the current wait list. According to Donate Life Texas, an average of 17 people die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. The traditional organ donor model of waiting on a deceased donor’s organ to match the recipient has created significant wait …

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Dialysis or transplant? During kidney failure, know your options

Dialysis and kidney transplantation are treatments for severe kidney failure. When kidneys are no longer working effectively, waste products and fluid build up in the blood. When they fail – often because of diabetes, high blood pressure or hereditary conditions – the damage can spread to other parts of the body. There is a shortage …

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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 …

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Recap of heart transplant live tweet from Baylor Dallas

Last night, we brought you live coverage of a heart transplant from a Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas operating room. We followed the journey of a woman, who we called “Jane,” in an effort to highlight the gift of organ donation. Jane and her family agreed to let us share her story, which you can …

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HeartTXLive: Live Tweet of Heart Transplant

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 …

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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 …

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