Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Search posts:

Bladder Transplants

Posted May 08 2009 11:39pm

An interesting article, I'm not sure its my thing but it may bring hope to others in the future, read full article here.

For the children and teenagers in the study, the transplants reduced leaking from their bladders — a potentially big gain in quality of life. For 16-year-old Kaitlyne McNamara, of Middletown, Conn., the transplant has meant a new social life.

At the time of her surgery five years ago, her kidneys were close to failing as a result of her weak bladder. Now, they are working again, and she no longer wears a diaper. Instead, she was waiting for alterations on a low-cut champagne-colored dress for her junior prom.

"Now that I've had the transplant, my body actually does what I want it to do," she said in an interview last week at her uncle's house in Haddam, Conn. "Now I can go have fun and not worry about having an accident."

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches