March 2012

  • The following information is from Astellas:

    Because medications are a critical part of your transplant journey, it’s important that you understand what your medications are, what formulations your doctor intends for you, and what steps will help ensure you receive your medications exactly as intended. You can start by really understanding brand name and generic medications, so that you can discuss with...

  • In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Eye Donor Month to raise awareness about the need for eye donors and to celebrate donors and corneal recipients.

    Corneal transplant is one of the most frequently performed transplant procedures. Since 1961, more than 549,889 corneal transplants have been performed, restoring sight to men, women and children ranging in age from nine days to 103 years. More than 90% of all corneal transplant operations successfully restore...

  • When Kyle Garrett found out that his little brother, Kurt, needed a lifesaving liver transplant, he wanted to help. As you can imagine, it's incredibly difficult to watch a sibling go through a frightening health crisis. To raise awareness and funds for Kurt's need, Kyle created a very moving and creative video to tell his brother's story. Please take a moment to watch the video below. To read more about Kurt...

  • NFT Video

    March 13, 2012
  • We are so excited for our patients who received lifesaving transplants last month!

  • Anna Henning

    Baby Anna Leigh Henning was fighting for her life even before she was born. She was born prematurely at 30 weeks and is currently in the NICU. This sweet little girl has a long, difficult road ahead of her and desperately needs help.

    In 2010, Anna's mother, Sheri, gave birth to a baby boy named Jacob Aden. Sheri was distraught to learn he was suffering from junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), a rare...

  • The following story is from Eyewitness News 9 in New Bern, NC:

    It has been called a miracle. A couple took in a stranger and more than 20 years later that stranger would save one of of their lives.

    Mikie and Rita Casem were living in Washington D.C. in 1979 when their priest told them about a teenage girl who was pregnant and had nowhere to...

  • If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, you're at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). But there is some good news. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, preventing CKD is not as difficult as you might think.

    March is National Kidney Month. Here are some prevention tips from the National Kidney Foundation.

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