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After 3-Year Wait, Pediatric Transplant Patient Receives Heart & Celebrates Surprise Birthday Party

Seth Turner was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex and rare heart defect in which the left side of his heart was critically underdeveloped. After a three-year wait,...

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The ABC’s of Hepatitis

2014 has been a remarkable year in the area of liver disease since I’ve been practicing medicine. We are on the cusp of having access to therapies that could essentially...

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Bone Marrow Donation Can Come From Matched, Unrelated Donor

When someone needs a bone marrow transplant, they often don’t have months to wait. Bone marrow donation can come from a matched, unrelated donor. Learn more about becoming part...

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Living Liver Transplant

Mary Carnahan—in desperate need of a liver transplant—found a living donor close to home: her own daughter.

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Marie’s Life Was Saved by an Organ Donor

Did you know that there are over 121,000 men, women and children waiting on an organ transplant to save their lives? With April being National Organ Donor Awareness month, it’s...

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Road to Recovery: Rare Heart-Kidney Recipient Shares His Story

Jack Tillery is a man of incredible faith, gratefulness and humility. For 12 years, he suffered several cardiac complications that eventually led to heart and kidney failure. Here is Jack’s...

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Six Common Organ Donation Myths Debunked

More than 121,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, there are not enough organ donors registered to give those in need a second chance at...

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Split Liver Transplant Saves the Life of a 70-year-old Woman and a 1-year-old Boy

In 2013, The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute performed a split liver transplant, giving the gift of life to two people: a 70-year-old woman and a 1-year-old boy.

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