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Hepatitis C and Liver Transplants by rickisjourney Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 12:00am By Peter Jaret Most people know him as the bad guy JR Ewing on the TV show "Dallas." But lately the actor who played the part, Larry Hagman, has adopted a different role: champion for the cause of organ transplants. In 1995, Hagman, who had advanced cirrhosis, received a life-saving liver transplant. ... Read on »
What I need to know about Liver Transplantation by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What does my liver do? Your liver helps fight infections and cleans your blood. It also helps digest food and stores energy for when you need it. What are the signs of liver problems? Some signs of liver problems are feeling tired or weak losing your appetite feeling sick to your stomach ... Read on »
"Walk It Off" Liver Wellness Walk Recap by Donate Life Illinois .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 9:27pm Colette Jordan, liver transplant recipient and president of the newly formed chapter of Students for Organ Donation at College of DuPage, sent in the recap below describing her experience at the American Liver Foundation Illinois chapter's"Walk It Off" Wellness Walk & Fun Run. The event took place at Montrose Harbor in Chi ... Read on »
Should Alcoholics with Liver Failure Receive Liver Transplants? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:00am Here's an interesting question. Should alcoholics with liver failure be candidates for liver transplants, some of which will presumably paid for by health insurance or public funds? A recent article raised this controversial topic (see: Liver Transplant Can Give Some Alcoholics a Second Chance, Says French Study ). Below is an excerp ... Read on »
Progress Toward an Artificial Liver Transplant by Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 6:44am Liver transplantation is currently the only available treatment for severe liver failure, but there aren’t enough donors to fill the need. Researchers have now made transplantable liver grafts for rats that may point the way toward a successful liver transplant substitute for human ... Read on »
More Organ Donation and Transplant blogs by Donate Life Illinois .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 9:28am It's always refreshing to come across new and exciting blogs that provide a personal perspective on organ donation and the transplant process. Under our Blogs of Interest, you'll find the following additions below. Please take a moment to check out these blogs and let us know of any others you find interesting or think we should add! ... Read on »
When should a Liver Transplant Recipient get a Combined Liver Kidney Transplant? by Matt S. Posted Sun 14 Jul 2013 12:00am Currently there is huge variation in the number patients receiving a kidney transplant at the time of their liver transplant across the US; Combined Liver Kidney Transplant (CLK). The rate of good quality (standard criteria) kidneys being transplanted at the time of liver transplant varies from about 20% in the Midwest to about 6% i ... Read on »
Race Affects Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplant: Study by HealthFinder Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Patients who receive organ from a white donor at higher risk, researchers find. SAT ... Read on »
Race Affects Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplant by Medline Plus Posted Mon 01 Nov 2010 3:00am Patients who receive organ from a white donor at higher risk, researchers find By Robert Preidt Monday, November 1, 2010 SATURDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C patients who receive a liver from a white donor have significantly more aggressive recurrent hepatitis than tho ... Read on »
Liver Disease Facts Part 3 by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:05pm It is time for another installment of Liver Disease Facts. Remember that October is Liver Disease Awareness Month. And also remember that I am totally borrowing these facts from Shawnee. 1. About 15,000 children are hospitalized every year with pediatric liver diseases or disorders. How sad is that?? Nobody would accuse the kiddos of havin ... Read on »