Hospital staff honors 21-year-old organ donor in moving “Walk of Respect”

For a few moments, time stood still at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. Employees from all areas of the hospital gathered and lined the hallways to pay tribute to the life and legacy of 21-year-old Matthew Spahn. Matthew’s final farewell lap Nearly two weeks after being struck by a vehicle early in … Continue reading Hospital staff honors 21-year-old organ donor in moving “Walk of Respect”

72-year-old lung transplant recipient honors organ donor by competing in Transplant Games

“Why don’t you compete in the Transplant Olympics?” A friend asked me this question back in early May 2018. “I’ve never heard of the Transplant Olympics,” I replied. But despite my lack of knowledge, I was intrigued. After doing some research, I learned the purpose of Transplant Games of America (TGA) is to honor organ … Continue reading 72-year-old lung transplant recipient honors organ donor by competing in Transplant Games

Outlive Yourself Award: Inspiring surgeon recognized for impact in landmark uterus transplant clinical trials

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. When Liza Johannesson, MD, set out to become a doctor, she had no idea her path would one day bring her here — to Dallas, Texas, transplanting uteruses in … Continue reading Outlive Yourself Award: Inspiring surgeon recognized for impact in landmark uterus transplant clinical trials

How we became sisters through a kidney transplant

Melany needed a kidney. Jennifer was a living organ donor. Brought together by organ donation, two complete strangers share their journey to an unforeseen friendship. Melany: The diagnosis Growing up, I’ve always been pretty sickly. Many mountains have crossed my health path, first beginning with the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease known as Crohn’s disease. … Continue reading How we became sisters through a kidney transplant

How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage

Jane Poston received a lifesaving heart transplant two years ago at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. Hospitalized and extremely ill, Jane relied upon her husband Charles to make critical medical decisions. Charles’ choice to accept a hepatitis C-positive heart for Jane was the first step in saving her life … Continue reading How Hepatitis C-positive heart transplants could help address the organ donor shortage

Baylor Scott & White transplant surgeon named to TIME 100

Every year, TIME magazine releases a list of the world’s 100 most influential people, honoring individuals whose work has changed the world for the better. The list recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the most influential people across the globe — think names like Beyoncé, Pope Francis and Steve Jobs. This year, Giuliano Testa, … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White transplant surgeon named to TIME 100

Women in Medicine: How this female transplant surgeon inspires

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. As early as age 5, Tiffany Anthony, MD, knew she wanted to become a doctor. The personal impact of a pediatrician inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. … Continue reading Women in Medicine: How this female transplant surgeon inspires

From the Mother: “We consider ourselves profoundly blessed to have been a part of this study”

On Friday, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas announced that a baby had been born to a mother who received a uterus transplant as part of a landmark clinical trial conducted over the past year and a half. The patient and her family have asked for privacy at this time, but they did want to … Continue reading From the Mother: “We consider ourselves profoundly blessed to have been a part of this study”