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A successful double hand transplant at Gift of Life Michigan

The donation and transplant of hands (or any limb) is unusual and complicated. According to Gift of Life (Michigan) hand donation and transplantation is a lengthy procedure that involves the transplantation of skin, bone, blood vessels, muscles, nerves and connective tissue. The program tries, officials said, to match the recipient’s hand size and skin tone with that of the donor’s. “This is one more example of the advances being made in medicine,”… “But the foundation for the advances is the selflessness of donors and their families to say yes to helping and saving others.” Hand transplantation is relatively rare and
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Plegisol is on backorder (shortage)

We have been notified that there is a shortage of Plegisol until early 2016 – Custodiol may be a suitable alternative – reach out to us at http://www.custodiol.com/contact/. We will have one of our highly trained reps reach back to see if Custodiol is suitable for your needs. http://www.ashp.org/menu/DrugShortages/CurrentShortages/Bulletin.aspx?id=1172        
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Transplantation of a horseshoe kidney from a living donor: Case report, long term outcome and donor safety

The use of a horseshoe kidney in renal transplant remains controversial, when it is found in the evaluation of a living donor, anatomical, surgical and ethical issues are involved. A 51 year old woman was considered as a kidney donor to her 30 year-old son. Recipient was transplanted 11 years before with his father’s right kidney and implanted in the left side of the lower abdomen. After 10 years of adequate renal function, he developed chronic rejection and returned to hemodialysis. A new transplant was proposed and the mother was found to be the only available donor. Mother’s preoperative study
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Let’s meet at the ATC – Corner Booth # 900

The American Transplant Congress is almost upon us and we are excited to see some old friends, meet some new friends and discuss studies, data and all things related to Organ Preservation Solution. In this, our 8th year of exhibiting at the ATC, we are proud to represent such a tried and true product Custodiol HTK.  
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Teen died after one punch, but his organs gave N.J. man new life

HILLSBOROUGH — Beth Colon received the letter in November. She tried to read it but was crying a river of tears before finishing the second sentence. Her sister consoled her and read her the letter. It was from an anonymous 37-year-old recipient of one of her son’s kidneys. Her son, Jared, is the Hillsborough High teen who died last July after getting hit with a punch to the head during an argument with another Hillsborough teen. “I am the 37-year-old male kidney recipient of the precious gift from your loved one,” the letter began. “You have my deepest sympathy for
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