MCW Transplant News

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Story on NBC Nightly News highlights human side of comprehensive transplant program

June 1 - A recent kidney transplant from teacher to student that was performed at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was featured on NBC Nightly News.

Germantown Woman has new life after double-lung transplant

Dec. 3 - Dr. George Haasler, transplant surgeon at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, conducts double lung transplant on Germantown women. Fox 6 Now

For Living Organ Donors – the Cost of Doing Good

Sept. 22 - reports on the costs and hardships incurred by living organ donors and discusses a variety of options for donors including tax incentives and reimbursements. Opposing opinions are also shared with some stating that placing a price tag on an organ changes the motivation for donation. Dr. Art Derse, a bioethicist at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is cited. MPR News and

Woman Successfully Recovers from Double Lung Transplant Procedure

Aug. 13 - Fox TV/Channel 6 reports on a Waukesha-area woman who successfully recovered from a double lung transplant at Froedtert. Fox 6 Now

Infant Successfully Receives Living Donor Liver Transplant

Aug. 12 - ABC-TV/Channel 2 in Green Bay reports on 10-month old infant from Peshtigo who successfully underwent a living donor liver transplant at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Johnny Hong (Surgery – Transplant) said that without a transplant, the risk of dying was 100%. WBAY

Dr. Cronin Proposes Compensation Program for Kidney Donors

Aug. 11 - Expert comment by Dr. David C. Cronin II is included in a New York Times opinion editorial on the ethics of compensating kidney donors. Dr. Cronin, who directs the pediatric liver transplant program at Children’s, and a colleague at Yale University are proposing pilot tests of a program that would provide kidney donors with $50,000 in the form of tax credits, tuition vouchers, health insurance or other noncash compensation. New York Times

MCW physician/scientist receives grant to study graft versus host disease in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

Aug. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to research the pathophysiology of graft versus host disease in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (HSCT).

Transplanting hope: a miracle for baby Paityn

Aug. 10 - Last month, 10-month-old Paityn Walters of Peshtigo began to act tired, was throwing up and would cry while she was awake. Her mom, Tara Ellison, said it was out of character and troubling. “She was [normally] just very energetic. Never stood still. Always getting into everything she could,” she said. WBAY

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