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 … Continue reading Dialysis or transplant? During kidney failure, know your options

Heart transplant recipient ‘Jane’ recovering well, issues call for organ donation

“Jane,” the Dallas patient whose heart transplant was covered live on social media last week, is recovering well, her doctors report. She was transferred out of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas intensive care unit late last week and is now being monitored on a patient floor, where she is undergoing physical therapy and … Continue reading Heart transplant recipient ‘Jane’ recovering well, issues call for organ donation

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 … Continue reading Mythbusters: Organ Donation