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From one sister to another, many lives are touched
FROM THE UNC Health Care's Weblog (with video) - When you work in a hospital, you see some really amazing stories. Some are terribly sad, while others are incredibly uplifting. This is one of the latter. Back in 1991, Carmencita Conry needed a kidney transplant. Her sister, Marisa McLeod, volunteered to donate a kidney, and together the sisters came to UNC Hospitals for the surgery, which was a great success.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / March
Family House Diaries: Anna’s Wish: A New Liver for a New Life
This is the fourth in a series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
Dr. Egan receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Thomas M. Egan, a professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina, a $1.47 million, two-year grant for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant increase in the number of lungs available for transplant.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
April is Donate Life Awareness Month
Please join the UNC Center for Transplant Care in celebrating April as Donate Life Awareness Month. Read on for details about the events scheduled throughout April where you can learn more about organ donation, sign up as an organ donor, and enjoy some free music and food!
Located in Employee News Online / 2012 / March 28
Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son
For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010
Dr. Egan receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Thomas M. Egan, a professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina, a $1.47 million, two-year grant for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant increase in the number of lungs available for transplant.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
UNC study hints at new approaches to prevent transplant rejection
To prevent the rejection of newly transplanted organs and cells, patients must take medicines that weaken their entire immune systems. Such potentially life-saving treatments can, paradoxically, leave those receiving them susceptible to life-threatening infections.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / February
Alexander Toledo, MD
Alexander Toledo, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery. He is an expert in solid organ transplantation, pediatric transplantation, living-related organ donation, adult and pediatric intestinal transplantation, immunology.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Family House Diaries: The Gifts of New Lungs and Great Friends
Kena Sawyers, 46, of Eden, N.C., received a double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals on Sept. 20, after living 15 years with lungs scarred by pneumonia secondary to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) she contracted when pregnant with her daughter, Kayla.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010
Family House Diaries: Breathing Normally with New Lungs
For the first time in his life, Justin Hughes, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient from Ash, N.C., is able to breathe normally and sleep without coughing thanks to a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - March 25, 2010