Charles “Chuck” Scholz, 62, of Quincy, Illinois, has always been an active member of his community and served as the town’s mayor for three terms, from 1993 to 2005. After receiving a liver transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in early 2015, his community involvement has focused on a specific cause: spreading the word about the lifesaving
Category: Organ donation
Here’s some news that makes us want to hit the “Like” button…
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg this morning announced a partnership between Facebook and Donate Life America. The partnership is designed to raise awareness about the need for donors and to encourage people to sign up for their state’s organ donor registry.
Just imagine if every Facebook user
More than 400 people work in the laboratories at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Most patients never see them, but their work is vital – helping doctors make diagnoses, pointing the way to an effective treatment, and even giving some patients a second chance at life. During Laboratory Professionals Week, we salute the people who work in the labs,
Editor’s note: This is the first in a seven part series on the donation process as submitted by Justin Phelps, a communications coordinator at Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS). He will guest blog periodically in 2012 to give our readers a better understanding of MTS and the services it provides. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s note: Justin Phelps is a communications coordinator at Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS). He will guest blog periodically in 2012 to give our readers a better understanding of MTS and the services it
provides. He may be reached at email@example.com.
First, we at Mid-America Transplant Services would like to thank our friends at Barnes-Jewish
Here’s a simple way to explain kidney transplant chains:
In a kidney chains, a person who want to give a kidney to a specific kidney patient, but who don’t match that patient, gives their kidney to someone else whom they match but don’t know and who also has an unmatching donor so that the person they originally intended
A quick history lesson before we tell you about Cindy Conrad:
Organ transplant was first attempted in the 1950s. At first, the only transplants performed were living donor kidney transplants between identical twins, who, being genetically identical, were automatically a perfect match.
In the 1960s and 1970s, surgeons tried other types of transplants. But steroids,
In the season of giving, as our gift to you, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite transplant stories from the Washington University- Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center in 2011. Enjoy these two for starters:
First, the story of someone who gave the gift of life, and in doing so, got a gift of his own. From March, here’s the story
You may have seen our earlier post about Jonathan Sadowski, Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s first heart/kidney transplant patient. It’s been over a year since his ground-breaking surgery, and this young man is thriving.
I remember meeting with him just after his transplant in 2010, and he was very frail and unsteady, getting ready to go home and