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Category: Transplants

Bradelyn, a UNC Transplant patient

May 16, 2018

Boy with Kidney Failure Thrives After Landmark Transplant

When he was 3, Bradelyn Douglas was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder. Today, he’s an active and healthy 8-year-old.

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David Gerber, MD

February 17, 2015

The Gift of Transplant

David Gerber first witnessed the gift of transplant as a medical student. Today, as chief of abdominal transplant surgery at UNC Hospitals he performs transplant surgeries for patients and as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves serves as a valuable resource of transplant services for military...

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Thomas M. Egan

August 8, 2013

NIH awards $4 million grant to UNC and Egan for lung transplant res...

This three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a clinical trial to study assessment and transplantation of lungs from victims of sudden death.

Grants, Innovation, Research, Transplants

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UNC Chapel

January 10, 2013

Expected decline in liver transplants due to lower quality donor liver

A study led by Eric S. Orman, MD, published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Liver Transplantation, found that the non-use of donor livers climbed through 2010 due to a worsening of donor liver quality, primarily from donation following cardiac death.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Studies, Transplants

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September 19, 2012

Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver

A life-long Henderson County native receives a second chance at life with a liver transplant after a rare bone marrow disorder caused life-threatening blood clots in her liver.

Cancer, Hepatology, Research, Transplants, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

May 10, 2012

UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program achieves outs...

UNC Cancer Care’s Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program is one of only 14 out of 156 centers across the country to be rated an “overperforming” center.

Cancer, Innovation, Oncology, Transplants, Treatment

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March 20, 2012

Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

A 48-year-old Concord woman receives a double-lung transplant, giving her a second chance at life, a life her mother had been told wouldn’t exceed her daughter’s entry to kindergarten.

Cystic Fibrosis, Transplants, UNC Stories

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February 15, 2012

David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cance...

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

Cancer, Transplants, UNC Stories

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Sheri and Dennis Foster

July 22, 2010

Family House Diaries: Getting Life Back After a Liver Transplant

Almost seven weeks after receiving a new liver, Dennis Foster, 56, returns to work part-time as a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, forever grateful for a second chance thanks to the kindness of strangers.

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