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  • A dying mother’s plea for her life

    05/13/2018 5:40:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    WTRV ^ | 13 May 2018
    At 38, Erika is dying. Her battle to live began almost as soon as her daughter, Loïe, was born four years ago, when Erika was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colon cancer that had spread to her liver... Weeks passed until the company reached a decision. Despite her plea, the answer was the same: Denied... “The opinion of the experienced Cleveland Clinic multidisciplinary liver transplant committee (is) that liver transplantation would prolong this young patient’s life substantially, and that there is NO other treatment alternative that could match this outcome at this point in time.”... It was their UHC rep...
  • Prayers needed for liver transplant success today 12/5

    12/05/2014 5:11:53 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 50 replies
    n/a | Dec 5, 2014 | self
    Please pray for Irena who is a young mother of two and loving wife. She has liver cancer and after a long search a donor liver has been found the operation is today Dec 5, 2014
  • Surgeon suspended over claims he branded a patient's liver

    12/24/2013 11:13:47 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 41 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 24, 2013 | Miranda Prynne
    A surgeon has been suspended after allegedly branding his initials into a transplant patient's liver. Consultant Simon Bramhall, 48, is accused of burning 'SB' onto a patient's liver as he operated on him. The letters were spotted by a colleague during routine surgery on the unnamed patient. It is now feared the letters may have been imprinted onto hundreds of other transplant recipients.
  • Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant

    05/31/2013 10:22:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Friday 31 May 2013 | Ben Quinn
    Lou Reed, the US songwriter, poet and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, had a liver transplant last month, according to his wife, the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson. “It’s as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don’t get it for fun,” said Anderson, who added that her husband was now on the road to recovery following the life-saving surgery. Reed, 71, canceled a number of concerts in April and had surgery in Cleveland rather than in his native New York due to what Anderson described as the “dysfunctional” hospitals in his home town. …
  • Gregg Allman Undergoes Liver Transplant Surgery

    06/24/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 65 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6-24-10
    Allman Brothers Band cofounder Gregg Allman underwent successful liver transplant surgery this morning, forcing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band to cancel its performance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at Chicago's Toyota Park on Saturday. The Derek Trucks Band will replace the Allmans on the lineup, which also includes Jeff Beck, John Mayer, B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Check out Rolling Stone's rundown of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Allman is being treated at Jacksonville, Florida's Mayo Clinic after battling Hepatitis C for several years. In 2007, the singer was advised that the damage to his...
  • A Medical Case Becomes Political

    01/07/2008 4:29:55 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 46+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 January 2008 | VANESSA FUHRMANS and LAURA MECKLER
    John Edwards has been bashing big health insurers in recent days with the story of a girl who died waiting for a liver transplant. But the details of the case suggest the Democratic presidential candidate may be oversimplifying the tale. Nataline Sarkisyan had been battling leukemia for three years. Insurer Cigna Corp. rejected coverage for a liver transplant, then reversed its decision and said it would pay. The 17-year-old died before the operation could take place ...Nataline's case could provide fuel to both sides of the argument about whether insurance companies generally do a good job covering Americans. The day...
  • Newswoman and son recover after surgery (Catherine Herridge)

    06/07/2006 2:36:04 PM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 944+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 6/7/06 | Luis Fabregas
    A 5-month-old boy from Washington, D.C., was recovering Tuesday evening at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Oakland after receiving part of his mother's liver. The case of Peter Hayes has attracted national attention because his mother, Catherine Herridge, is a national correspondent for Fox News Channel. Herridge's story has been told in recent days by Fox host Greta Van Susteren. Herridge, 42, donated part of her liver to save her son from a life-threatening illness that blocks the bile duct. The disease, known as biliary atresia, causes bile to build up in the liver and poison it. Herridge and her...
  • Fox reporter giving part of her liver to infant son (Pray for Catherine Herridge & son Peter)

    06/06/2006 5:52:40 AM PDT · by theophilusscribe · 295 replies · 5,990+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Richard Huff
    Fox News Channel correspondent Catherine Herridge will be off the air for at least two months - maybe more - while she recovers from giving a part of her liver to her 5-month-old son, Peter. Herridge and her son will undergo the 10-hour operation today at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Peter was born with the liver disease biliary atresia, which hits roughly 300 children a year. The infant has been on the transplant list since he was born, but his situation has gotten so critical that without Herridge giving part of her liver, he would die. Herridge is...
  • URGENT: Marines Volunteer To Help Ill Vet - Lance Cpl. Chris LeBleu (Freepers help a Marine)

    03/08/2005 8:24:00 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 51 replies · 721+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 8, 2005 | Associated Press
    LOMA LINDA, Calif. - Thousands of Marines have volunteered to be tested to determine if they could be a potential bone marrow donor for a Marine who developed a life-threatening liver ailment after returning from Iraq. Lance Cpl. Chris LeBleu was listed in fair condition Sunday at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he has been hospitalized since January, a hospital spokeswoman said. LeBleu, of Lake Charles, La., received an emergency liver transplant but now his body is not producing enough red blood cells; doctors say he may need a bone marrow transplant. "He's a fighter and he's fighting even...
  • Road to recovery party raises funds for Marine (Chris LeBleu)

    02/07/2005 4:59:28 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 741+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 2-6-05 | Nikki Cobb
    Road to Recover party raises funds for Marine Guests gather for man's health By NIKKI COBB, Staff Writer SAN BERNARDINO - The pool tables were busy Super Bowl Sunday at The Club sports bar, the players all hoping for a second shot at life for an ailing Marine. Military comrades and civilians alike paid $10 to attend the Road To Recovery Super Bowl party at The Club. Half of the proceeds go to Loma Linda Transplant Institute and half to Lance Cpl. Chris LeBleu. Meanwhile at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Sunday, officials said the 22-year-old Marine remained in...
  • Should alcoholics get liver transplants?

    07/14/2003 8:36:39 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 65 replies · 4,548+ views
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Monday, 14 July, 2003, 11:14 GMT 12:14 UK | By Richard Warry
    The failure of footballer of George Best to refrain from drinking alcohol despite a life-saving liver transplant just 12 months ago has prompted questions about the merits of offering transplant surgery to alcoholics. Some say it is a waste of a precious and scarce resource, but others say there is no reason why people suffering from such a debilitating disease should be discriminated against. The George Best case may give the impression that people suffering from alcoholism take their place in the transplant queue like any other person with severe liver disease. In fact, this is not the case....