Transplant mum reunited with sons after six months in Papworth

Her heart surgeon describes 48-year-old Nicola Sharpe’s survival as “against all the odds”. Source link

Man Who Received First Modified Pig Heart Transplant Dies

March 9, 2022 — David Bennett Sr., the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who became the first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart, has died. Bennett passed away Tuesday, according to a statement from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where the transplant was performed. Bennett received the transplant on… Continue reading Man Who Received First Modified Pig Heart Transplant Dies

Lancaster mum wins legal fight for son's kidney transplant

A judge rules the 17-year-old should be given the chance of a potentially life-saving operation. Source link

'World-first' heart-thymus transplant success for Easton

Doctors hope the pioneering procedure, believed to be a world first, marks a new chapter for transplant surgery. Source link

Third Transplant Patient Cured of HIV Marks Important Firsts

Feb. 16, 2022 — This week’s news that a third person has been “cured” of HIV through a unique transplant of stem cells has given hope for a larger-scale way to beat back the HIV epidemic that has plagued the world for decades. But while this case is certainly cause for celebration, experts involved in… Continue reading Third Transplant Patient Cured of HIV Marks Important Firsts

Third Person Living With HIV Has Been Cured by Transplant

Feb. 15, 2022 — A woman has been in remission from HIV for 14 months after being treated for leukemia with transplants of adult stem cells and umbilical cord blood. If she remains off treatment without any hint of HIV, she would be only the third person in the world – and the first woman… Continue reading Third Person Living With HIV Has Been Cured by Transplant

No COVID Vax, No Transplant: Unfair or Good Medicine?

Silas Prescod Norman, MD, clinical associate professor of nephrology and internal medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; medical adviser, American Kidney Fund. Dana J. Ufkes, Realtor, Seattle. Arthur Caplan, PhD, director, Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine, New York City. Anne Paschke, spokesperson, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).… Continue reading No COVID Vax, No Transplant: Unfair or Good Medicine?

Unvaccinated man denied heart transplant by Boston hospital

The 31-year-old father-of-two refuses to get the shot, but the hospital says it is following policy. Source link

I thought Dad's pig heart transplant was delirium

A US man, who has become the first person in the world to receive a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig, is “doing extremely well” after the procedure, according to his son. David Bennett, 57, underwent the experimental seven-hour procedure as a “last choice”, ​after being deemed ineligible for a human transplant. Speaking outside the… Continue reading I thought Dad's pig heart transplant was delirium

First pig heart to human transplant is a game-changer, say surgeons

Surgeons at the University of Maryland in the US have successfully completed the world’s first pig to human heart transplant. Muhammad Mohiuddin, who co-founded the university’s xenotransplantation programme, said that the heart is beating very well and beyond expectations. David Bennett, 57, who received the pig heart in a seven-hour experimental operation, had been deemed… Continue reading First pig heart to human transplant is a game-changer, say surgeons