A gift of love: Wife saves husband’s life through organ donation

As a successful practicing attorney, father of two young children and supportive husband, Joel Elliott is quite accustomed to the on-the-go lifestyle. So much so that his wife Cristy explains, “He is the gas, I am the brake.” With 18 years of marriage down and many more to go, the couple did not let the … Continue reading A gift of love: Wife saves husband’s life through organ donation

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 18 people die every day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. The traditional organ donor model of waiting on a deceased donor organ to match the recipient has created significant wait … Continue reading Living liver donors shorten wait times for those needing a transplant

Liver Disease is More Deadly Than We Think

More people in the U.S. die of liver disease than is generally believed, according to a recent research paper by Sumeet Asrani, M.D., a Baylor Research Institute scientist and hepatology specialist. “The main message of the paper,” Dr. Asrani said, “is that liver disease is common and liver-related mortality is underestimated. For example, according to the … Continue reading Liver Disease is More Deadly Than We Think