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Transplant

Sister travels all the way from India to be her brother’s living kidney donor

When her brother’s kidneys began to fail, nothing could keep Bindu from saving his life, not even the nearly 10,000 miles separating them. From Coimbatore, India, all the way to Dallas, Texas, Bindu made the selfless decision to be her brother Biji’s living organ donor. Since childhood, the two siblings have always been close, but …

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With dialysis looming, Kenny’s living kidney transplant was the gift of a lifetime

Ja’Niece DeCay promised to love her husband through sickness and in health. What she didn’t realize was that one day she would offer an even greater sacrifice to her husband’s brother — her own kidney. The search for a lifesaving kidney Kenny DeCay was encouraged to get tested for kidney disease after his twin brother …

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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 …

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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 …

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Two men with failing hearts granted new life and new friendship

For a brief moment in time, Jimmy Taylor and Kevin Sheldon did not have hearts in their chests. They are two of the lucky few given a second chance at life — a new heart. In 2011, Jimmy’s heart function fell to less than 10 percent and was diagnosed with heart failure. Over time, his heart …

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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, employees and patients 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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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, …

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Uterus transplant: Once a dream, now reality

It’s an amazing thing seeing a dream come to life. You dare to let yourself imagine something beautiful, and you hope desperately for the day it comes true. When it finally does, it’s almost surreal. On Dec. 1, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas announced the first birth in the U.S. of a baby to …

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