Tag: organ transplant
An organ donor gave Patty Grimm her life back, but it wasn’t a heart, liver, kidney or lungs. Find out how a bone and tissue donation made all the difference in her quest to walk again.
Michael's cystic fibrosis kept him from enjoying childhood, until an organ donor and new lungs changed his life. His father works at UVA and contributed this post.
Almost two dozen eligible patients die each day waiting for the right organ to become available. The only way to overcome the organ shortage is to encourage more people to become organ donors.
Pulmonary fibrosis, or lung scarring, has no cure and not always a clear cause. Two pulmonologists explain this mysterious disease & why they treat it.
More patients are eligible for organ transplantation than ever before. If you've been told you're not a candidate, it may be time to seek a second opinion at UVA.
After receiving a liver transplant, Steve Nugent had a goal to run a marathon. Not long after surgery, he started training. Watch the video to learn more.
Louisa County resident Pat Gutekenst battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and had a lung transplant at UVA in 2015. He and his wife, Stacey Gutekenst, contributed this post.
We're kicking off Donate Life Month by talking to pediatric liver transplant surgeon George Mazariegos, MD. Mazariegos works at both UVA Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
What does it take to become a lung transplant researcher? Vic Laubach explains his journey to become a researcher at UVA School of Medicine.
UVA Transplant Program 50th Anniversary. This infographic gives a brief history of the numbers behind the successful program.