Mythbusters: Organ Donation

Scott & White Healthcare has been performing organ donation since 1997, beginning with kidney transplant. Since then, we’ve successfully transplanted more than 500 kidneys. Scott & White Healthcare also offers pancreas, heart and lung transplants. Cinda Courtney, Transplant Coordinator at Scott & White Healthcare, busts some myths about organ donation. MYTH: My doctor will hasten …

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Heart Transplant Recipients Receive Christmas Wish

Back in December, five lucky people received the best Holiday gift ever—a new heart. Each year, 2,000 people in North America receive a new lease on life thanks to the amazing, life-saving miracle of heart transplantation. But did you know that for every 2,000 who receive a new heart, there are 1,000 more of them …

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Paired kidney donation – A "medical matchmaker"

Approximately 85,000 people in the United States are on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. With this tremendous shortage, many patients find themselves turning to family members and friends in hopes of a lifesaving match. Unfortunately, only 40 to 50% of potential donor candidates are found to be compatible with their recipient. If no …

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