Tag Archives: Transplant

‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

“Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s a picture… Read More »

A drone just flew a kidney to a transplant patient for the first time ever — it won’t be the last

A drone is flown for recreational purposes in Syosset, New York. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images Talk about a special delivery. In the wee hours of April 19, a custom-made drone roughly the size of a washing machine lifted off from a neighborhood in southwestern Baltimore and whisked a human kidney to a nearby hospital,… Read More »

Living Transplant Donors Need Long-Term Monitoring, Too

By Scott Maier While organ transplant recipients receive continual care as the end-stage treatment to their condition, attention also should be given to living donors, who can suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other disorders after donation, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. As reported online April 12, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, by… Read More »