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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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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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Custodiol HTK noted under Best Practices

Englesbe-Reducing Ped Liver Tx Complications Improvement Initiatives 9-12 Check out Step 3b: Best Practice Report: Biliary Complications Liver flush with histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution. American Journal of Transplantation 2012; 12: 2301–2306 Reducing Pediatric Liver Transplant Complications: A Potential Roadmap for Transplant Quality Improvement Initiatives Within North America  M. J. Englesbea,∗, B. Kellyb , J. Gossc , A. Fecteaud , J. Mitchelle , W. Andrewsf , G. Krapohla , J. C. Mageea , G. Mazariegosg , S. Horslenh and J. Bucuvalasi a Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, b Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, c Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX,
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