(NEW YORK) -- The first cases of patients likely contracting Legionnaires' disease from transplanted organs have been identified in a new report.The Pennsylvania Department of Health was informed in July 2022, that two patients who recently received lung transplants both had the disease, according... Read More.
BROCKWAY – Every day, blood donors help an accident or burn victim, a patient undergoing heart surgery or an organ transplant, or someone battling cancer.You have an opportunity to donate blood today in Brockway.The American Red Cross is having a blood drive at the... Read More.
DUBOIS – Tomorrow, Tuesday, is the 4th Annual PA Donor Day at Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Clearfield.August 1st has been set aside as a day to help raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors, and to generate many organ... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Elias Robinson-Rodriquez was just 11 months old when he underwent a type of heart transplant so rare it had previously been performed on only six children globally.Elias, now 1, was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great... Read More.
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- The first baby has been born from a transplanted uterus, outside of a clinical trial, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced Monday.UAB said the birth occurred via a planned cesarean section in late May, and mom Mallory -- who prefers... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Health Resources and Services Administration announced plans to overhaul the U.S. organ transplant system, after congressional scrutiny of the current operation — which critics said has poor oversight that has led to wasted organs, serious errors, and patient deaths.The department says it... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- ABC News' Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts said she is "beaming in gratitude" as she marks the 10th anniversary of her return to GMA after undergoing a lifesaving bone marrow transplant.On Feb. 20, 2013, Roberts returned to the GMA set... Read More.
(HOUSTON) -- A 4-year-old from eastern Louisiana is on the road to recovery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston after receiving a bilateral lung transplant nearly three months ago. Now, her family and medical team are raising awareness of organ donation, especially since Feb.... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In the blink of an eye, Kirsten Riemer said her life changed one day in the doctor's office."I was working full time and mother to a 3-year-old child, and I found myself getting increasingly tired," Riemer said. "[My doctor] came in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Robin Roberts is no stranger to facing adversity. She received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2007 and then a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow, five years later. Thankfully, her sister Sally-Ann was... Read More.