Tag: Barnes-jewish Transplant Center

Love our nurses? Tell BJC about it

Love our nurses? Tell BJC about it

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we love our nurses. The Rare Gift has an especially warm place in our heart for transplant nurses – from operating room nurses to the ICU and floor nurses to the transplant coordinators.
This week is national Nurses Week and to honor nurses in the BJC HealthCare system, our sister website, MakeMedicineBetter.org, has a forum just

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Research sheds light on heart transplant longevity

Research sheds light on heart transplant longevity

Nick Belfiglio was 55 when he had his heart transplant at Barnes Hospital. The hospital’s program had just started. Doctors hoped his transplant would buy Nick five more years of life. They undershot a little.
Twenty-six years later,  Nick is doing well. But don’t blame the doctors for underestimating, says Dr. Greg Ewald, medical director of

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A final best of 2011 transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

A final best of 2011 transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

This is generally known as the “season of giving.” And I’ve been taught that if you receive a gift, you say “thank you.” So, on behalf of those of our team, I want to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have taken the time to read our blog and support transplant.
Special thanks go

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Transplant coordinator Jean Bowe is pure gold

Transplant coordinator Jean Bowe is pure gold

One of the most important relationships a transplant patient forms – at Barnes-
Jewish Hospital, at least – is with their transplant nurse coordinator. 
The transplant coordinator not only acts as a liaison between the patient and the medical team caring for them, but also educates the patient and their family about transplant, guides the patient through

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BTW, I had a ♥ tx. LOL!

BTW, I had a ♥ tx. LOL!

If you can read the headline on this post, you obviously know how to text, and you’re   probably a Gen Xer, or younger. If you’ve also had an organ transplant,  you’re in a select group.
As a group,  transplant patients tend to be older adults. For instance, in 2010, Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital performed  413 organ

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Helping lung transplant patients catch their breath

Helping lung transplant patients catch their breath

What better way to celebrate the ability to breathe than taking a walk in the
park?
Most people don’t even realize that if they can breathe freely , they should celebrate. But the people behind Second Wind not only celebrate it themselves, they help others who are struggling to breathe.
Second Wind is a group

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