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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 / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010
Transplant Center celebrates 40 years, Medal of Honor
All employees are invited to attend a ceremony celebrating 40 Years of organ transplant with the UNC Comprehensive Transplant Center
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / April
Donate Life Month events scheduled throughout April
To help recognize April as national Donate Life month, a number of events are scheduled in April at UNC Hospitals and across the University. Stop by these events to sign up as an organ donor and learn more about organ donation and our transplant services at UNC Health Care.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 1, 2010
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 / Archives / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
The heart of the matter
Alj and his mom, Tina, have but one wish this holiday season: a new heart for Alj. Mother and son currently occupy a room on 5 Children’s, a dedicated team of medical experts keeping him stable until a donor heart becomes available for transplant. This is their story.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2015 / December
Egan publishes commentary about recent change in donor lung allocation policy
Thomas Egan, MD, says that the change in policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, it came as a “tsunami” that was “sudden, unexpected, and may have huge consequences.”
Located in News / 2018 / January
New Islet Cell Transplant Program, First in North Carolina, Giving Pancreatitis Patients a Better Option
The Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, created by Chirag S. Desai, MD, is helping patients improve their quality of life by eliminating severe pain and reducing or ending the use of narcotic pain medications, while preventing brittle diabetes.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Procedures
The program’s major milestone was celebrated in the lobby of the UNC Children’s Hospital Monday morning with speeches from physicians that have made the program possible, along with a kidney transplant patient and his living donor.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Grateful for Every Breath
In 1990, Howell Graham was the first patient at UNC Hospitals with cystic fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Over the years he has tried several times, but couldn’t quite find the right words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he received. Now, he says he’s finally ready.
Located in News / 2017 / February
A Mother’s Gift
Ten years ago Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son. Today she works to demystify the process of live organ donation in the hopes that more people will give the gift of life.
Located in News / 2017 / March