Category: Transplants

UNC heart transplant patient Carolina Warmack

February 13, 2024

One Family, Two Heart Transplants

Sharing a heart failure gene, a mother and daughter both opt for transplantation.

Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Failure, Organ Donation, Transplants

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Liver donor recipient Meredith and her daughter and donor Kenan.

June 14, 2023

Giving Mom a Liver—and More Time Together

Living-donor liver transplants meet a dire need.

Organ Donation, Patient Stories, Transplants

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March 29, 2023

COVID Destroyed His Lungs; A Transplant Saved His Life

Former collegiate athlete needed a double lung transplant after getting COVID.

Coronavirus, Patient Stories, Transplants

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Two women standing on a mountain

April 20, 2022

Kidney Transplants Saved Her Life — Twice

A patient shares her story about the gift of organ donation.

Hepatology, Organ Donation, Transplants

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UNC Health kidney transplant recipient Barry Ruzzi

March 4, 2022

A Kidney for Dad

A remote kidney donation allowed a daughter to donate a kidney to her father across states during the pandemic.

Organ Donation, Transplants

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In the Hospital Sick Male Patient Sleeps on the Bed. Heart Rate Monitor Equipment is on His Finger.

January 21, 2022

7 Myths About Liver Transplants

This is fact: Livers can regenerate if disease is caught early.

Hepatology, Liver Health, Transplants

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Senior father and adult son having a good time on beach at sunset

October 1, 2021

How—and Why—to Become an Organ Donor

Get answers to common questions about these lifesaving procedures.


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Lung transplant recipient and UNC patient Scott Johnson

August 3, 2021

Lung Transplant Recipient Goes ‘Double or Nothing’ in Ocean Paddleb...

Nearly 20 years after transplant, Scott Johnson is still pursuing intense athletic challenges.

Lung Health, Transplants

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An artistic (non-medical) illustration of an islet cell.

July 22, 2019

Surgical Treatment Options for Chronic Pancreatitis

This painful condition can lead to malnutrition and diabetes.

Diabetes, Digestive Health, Transplants

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Bradelyn, a UNC Transplant patient

May 16, 2018

Boy with Kidney Failure Thrives After Landmark Transplant

At age 3, Bradelyn Douglas received a liver and kidney transplant. Today, he’s a healthy 8-year-old.

Patient Stories, Transplants

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Man who received double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals to compete...

CHAPEL HILL - Scott Johnson has come a long, long way since September 2001, when he lay in a bed at UNC Hospitals waiting for the double-lung transplant that he needed to save his life.

Fitness and Mobility, Patient Stories, Transplants

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