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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A miracle is what family and friends are calling it Tuesday, as a Miami-Dade police officer is going home after surviving a double lung and kidney transplant from complications due to COVID. “I’m overjoyed, I overcame this and I’m coming home,” said officer Frank Sangineto. READ MORE: Legal Expert: Palm Beach Drawbridge Tender’s Supervisor Could Face ‘Criminal Liability’ Over Texts After Woman’s Deadly FallAfter nearly 3 months in a coma, officer Sangineto is going home. Something he has been waiting for, for quite some time. “A lot of mental challenges. You know you’re stuck in a hospital 24/7. You know when I woke up from the coma I couldn’t move,” said Sangineto. In August 2021, his condition got worse, and the ventilator support was not enough to keep him breathing. Doctors knew there was only one option. “We know the odds of the lungs recovering are essentially gone, so that’s when lung transplantation is considered the only possibility to get the patient alive out of the hospital.” “Without a transplant, that patient is essentially bound...
    UVA denying me a kidney transplant because i refuse to get the vaxx youtu.be "I just had COVID, so I don't — so why would I get the vaccine?" Connors claimed on the phone, but Warburton didn't budge. "You may have had Delta, and that may not protect you against the Omicron variant, which is what we're seeing now," the doctor explained. "So, our policy is that in order to have people active on the transplant list and get a transplant, you need to be fully vaccinated." At one point, Connors claimed that he would "rather die of kidney failure" than get the vaccine. Warburton assessed that it "may be a crossroads" for Connors as the two briefly debated the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. Connors later told Fox News that he had been active on the transplant list after starting dialysis about two years before. He added that he is not opposed to vaccines, in general, but is wary of the COVID-19 vaccines and their side effects, in particular.What else?Connors is the latest in...
    A man seeking a kidney that could save his life is claiming that he has been denied a place on the active transplant list because of his COVID-19 vaccination status. Shamgar Connors, 42, is a husband and father of two. He and his wife, a nurse, decided against taking the COVID-19 vaccine after the entire family suffered through the disease last year. However, a doctor at University of Virginia (UVA) Hospital allegedly told him that despite his prior COVID-19 infection, his unvaccinated status will not allow him an "active" spot on the list for a life-saving kidney transplant. "Art said you're not interested in the COVID vaccine," UVA Hospital's Dr. Karen Warburton said to Connors, according to a recording of the call obtained by Fox News Digital. "So, it is a requirement for you to be active."  UCHEALTH DENIES KIDNEY TRANSPLANT TO UNVACCINATED WOMAN IN STAGE 5 RENAL FAILURE According to the UVA Hospital website, Dr. Warburton is an associate professor with an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification in nephrology, a specialization of internal medicine focused on the...
    Man Can't Get Heart Transplant Because He's Not Vaccinated Against COVID www.youtube.com The family is now reportedly considering every option to save their loved one's life, including seeking transfer to a different hospital facility that doesn't have a vaccine requirement in place. But a transfer could be dangerous since DJ may already be too weak to move. “We are aggressively pursuing all options, but we are running out of time,” David Ferguson said. DJ Ferguson is a father of two children with a third on the way. His family said that while they are pleased with the great care he has received from staff at Brigham and Women’s, they just don't agree with the hospital's vaccination policy. “I think my boy is fighting pretty damn courageously and he has integrity and principles he really believes in and that makes me respect him all the more,” the father said defiantly, adding, "It's his body, it's his choice."What else?But that's not how the hospital, nor some other medical experts, see it. Speaking with WBZ, Dr. Arthur Caplan, head of...
    A KIDNEY grown in a pig has been successfully attacked to a human patient for the first time in history, completing a decades-long scientific journey to one day use animal organs for transplants. Scientists were able to attach the pig's kidney to a deceased human body and watch it work for two days, observing it operate like a normal kidney and wasn't rejected by the body. 3Scientists were able to successfully transplant a pig organ onto a human patientCredit: Reuters 3The kidney was observed for two days and operated as normal while filtering waste and producing urineCredit: Reuters The kidney operated as normal: filtering waste and producing urine, and showed signs of potential use in living patients. "It had absolutely normal function," said Dr. Robert Montgomery, head of the surgical team last month at NYU Langone Health. "It didn't have this immediate rejection that we have worried about." Pigs have only recently been sought for in medical research, but experts say that's because a sugar found only in pig cells causes immediate organ rejection by humans. This pig kidney...
                      by Eric Lendrum  On Tuesday, the University of Colorado’s hospital system declared that it will no longer allow organ transplants for patients who have not yet received the coronavirus vaccine, as reported by The Daily Caller. The decision was made after it was revealed that patient Leilani Lutali, who is currently on the system’s kidney transplant list, has not been vaccinated. Her would-be donor, Jamie Fougner, is also unvaccinated. “In almost all situations,” UCHealth said in a statement, “transplant recipients and living donors at UCHealth are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in addition to meeting other health requirements and receiving additional vaccinations. Some U.S. transplant centers already have this requirement in place, and others are making this change in policy now.” However, both Lutali and Fougner, who met in the same Bible study group, have said that they have received religious exemptions from taking the vaccine. “Both from a religious standpoint, and from doing some reading, I’m not certain that this is the right way to go,” said...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts State Police are looking into a traffic stop that delayed the transport of a lifesaving organ to a patient waiting in Boston. Sources tell WBZ-TV’s I-Team it happened Sunday afternoon on the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Charlton area. A State Police trooper pulled over an unmarked medical transport vehicle coming from outside New England. READ MORE: It Happens Here: Friends From Ecuador Brew Up Traditional Tea Company 'Waku' In Seaport DistrictThe driver of the vehicle was unlicensed. The trooper called to have the car towed by Interstate Towing in Sturbridge. Inside the vehicle was a kidney needed for a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital. Sources say troopers went looking for the kidney after an operating room nurse at the hospital contacted the State Police. READ MORE: North Shore Music Theatre Opening Night Show Canceled As Crews Go On StrikeKidneys can only last between 24-to-36 hours outside the body. Troopers sent to the tow lot found the vehicle and the kidney and brought it to the hospital. WBZ-TV contacted Boston Children’s to find out about the viability...
    Heavy The wrong patient received a kidney transplant at a University Hospital in Ohio, placing another patient back on the waiting list, ABC News 5 Cleveland reported. The news outlet reported there were two kidney transplants scheduled at UH for July 2, 2021, and a kidney meant for one patient was transplanted into the wrong person. “Fortunately, the person who received the wrong kidney seems to be accepting it and recovering, according to UH,” the news outlet reported. “Sources inside the hospital said the blood types were compatible.”
    An Ohio hospital performed a kidney transplant on the wrong patient earlier this month, placing two of its employees on administrative leave over the incident. University Hospitals in Cleveland (UH) admitted to the mistake, which took place on Jul. 2, in a statement Monday. The patient who received the transplant is compatible with the kidney and is expected to recover, according to the statement. ”We are also carefully reviewing this situation to understand what led to the error and to ensure that such an event will never happen again,” UH spokesman George Stamatis said in the statement. “The University Hospitals Transplant Program is comprised of a highly qualified, multidisciplinary team of experts with decades of transplant care delivery and research experience.” Dr. Niraj Desai carries a kidney to a recipient during a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital June 26, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) As major surgeries, kidney transplants have a number of potential complications, such as blood clots, infection, and heart attacks, according to the Mayo Clinic. The hospital placed two employees on leave...
    An Ohio hospital placed two employees on administrative leave this week after admitting the wrong patient received a kidney transplant earlier this month.  "We have offered our sincerest apologies to these patients and their families," University Hospitals in Cleveland spokesperson George Stamatis said in a statement. "We recognize they entrusted us with their care. The situation is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to helping patients return to health and live life to the fullest." The kidney given to the wrong patient is compatible and the recipient is expected to recover, the hospital said. The surgery for the intended recipient has been delayed. Officials did not say if another kidney was available. No additional details were released about the patients.  EXTRA COVID-19 VACCINE MAY HELP TRANSPLANT PATIENTS While it fluctuates, the average time spent on the kidney waitlist can be five to 10 years, according to UCLA Health, and there are more than 100,000 patients on the list in the U.S.  Patients can shorten their wait through a living donation from a compatible relative or friend.  Stamatis continued, "The University Hospitals...
    A Cleveland hospital has admitted that a donor kidney was transplanted into the wrong patient earlier this month, and two employees have been suspended. University Hospitals of Cleveland said the potentially fatal blunder happened on July 2 - but miraculously the patient who received the kidney was also a match for the organ and is expected to recover. But the other patient's surgery is now delayed due to the error, according to hospital officials.  For a kidney transplant to be safe and successful, the patient and donor must match based on factors including their blood type. If the blood types do not match, the organ could be rejected and cause serious complications. Two medics - whose names and roles were not released by officials - have been placed on administrative leave.   'We are dismayed that an error recently occurred resulting in one patient receiving a kidney intended for another,' UH’s Senior Media Relations Strategist said.  'The kidney is compatible and the patient is recovering as expected. Another patient’s transplant surgery has been delayed.' The hospital conducted 95 kidney transplants so...
    Linden's Naava Hess is part of loving family devoted to helping others in need.  She and her husband, Rabbi Joshua Hess, have encouraged their children -- Daniel, Akiva, Esti and Dalia -- to always look for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. That opportunity for Naava would ultimately come through living organ donation. “I have a few friends and acquaintances that have been living donors, and it was always something that intrigued me,” said Hess said.  “When there was a member of our synagogue who was in need of a kidney, I signed up for a drive to test to see if I was a potential match, along with my parents.  "At the same time, my twin sister, living in Israel, signed up to be a kidney donor there. One by one, we have been chosen - first my sister, then my mother, then it was my turn, when I donated my kidney in March. Now, my father is undergoing the preliminary testing to see if he will qualify to proceed." For Hess and her family,...
    Currently, there are 16 patients on this waiting list for a kidney transplant, both for cadaveric donors and for living donors. In both cases, the recipient requires a specific preparation, consisting of clinical, laboratory, compatibility studies, to carry out the transplant. « We monitor patients and even refer them to go to the central laboratory of the Ministry of Health, for compatibility studies (seroteca), in order to expedite when there is a possible cadaveric donor », stated Dr. Norma Arévalos, specialist in the Department of Adult Nephrology at the Hospital de Clínicas. In more weeks the service will carry out another transplant with a living donor, which will improve the quality of life of patients who come from all over the country. Dr. Herminio Ruiz Díaz, Urologist at the school hospital, mentioned that the process for carrying out the transplant implies preparation and above all a decision of the recipient patient, after which they begin the necessary studies for the compatibility and the state of the organs . “Today we talk with patients who will be recipients and in a particular...
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Patrick Shannon watched as his father John experienced some of the worst impact of COVID-19. First the infection, then an immune response so severe, it ravaged his organs."If you would have looked at him the first day I saw him, you would not have believed he was alive," says Patrick.With lungs, and kidneys failing, he says doctors in Washington state gave his father little chance of survival. Rarely leaving his bedside, Patrick didn't give up, emailing major transplant centers including Stanford. But Dr. John MacArthur, M.D. says they initially had concerns as well."We actually did a video phone call to see what was going on with his father. And he was so weak he couldn't even lift his head up off the pillow," says Dr. MacArthurBut they left the door open to a transplant if John could regain strength. The process took months of recovery, and more video phone callsRELATED: Coronavirus Safety: Bay Area company finds solution to protect transplant patients from COVID-19"And we were thrilled. I was thrilled to get a call when he...
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