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  • Alberta woman dies after being denied transplant for refusing to get COVID vaccine

    08/26/2023 4:43:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | 08 25 2023 | Tyler Dawson
    Sheila Annette Lewis, the Alberta woman who was denied an organ transplant because she refused to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, has died. In recent months, Lewis had been crowdsourcing funding to travel to the United States to get an organ transplant, but she died before that happened, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) announced on X, formerly known as Twitter. She was 58. “I’ve got a lot to live for,” Lewis told BridgeCityNews in November 2022. “I have grandchildren, I have children. Like, they’re grown men, but they’re my kids.” In 2018, Lewis was diagnosed with a terminal illness...
  • AMA: Taxpayers should fund uterus transplants for males

    08/24/2023 9:49:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    Buckle up, campers, because things are going to get even weirder this evening, courtesy (once again) of the folks at the American Medical Association. According to a recent report published in The Daily Mail, a representative of the AMA has suggested in the June issue of its Journal of Ethics that taxpayers could be put on the hook for a $300,000 surgery to transplant a uterus into a male patient to “subsidize” the cost of the very expensive and totally experimental surgery. And why would anyone need to do this? Two reasons. First, it could alleviate ‘psychological dissonance’ in the...
  • Ontario woman asked to donate husband’s organs after he was denied transplant for being unvaccinated

    08/01/2023 3:06:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Jul 31, 2023 | Clare Marie Merkowsky
    35-year-old Garnet Harper died after hospitals refused to perform a life-saving kidney transplant on him because he did not take the experimental COVID-19 shots. Canadian health officials asked an Ontario woman to donate organs of her husband who died after being denied an organ transplant because he did not receive the COVID-19 shots. In May, Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), the Ontario organ donation agency, called Meghan Harper to harvest her husband Garnet’s organs as he lay dying because the hospital refused to provide organ transplants to unvaccinated Canadians. “They call you while you’re sitting next to your dying...
  • Dr. Robert Malone: COVID jabs were a CIA operation to depopulate the world

    08/01/2023 2:15:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Jul 31, 2023 | Frank Wright
    The mRNA pioneer's reluctant conclusion came during a speech at the recent 2023 White Coat Summit. In a speech at the 2023 White Coat Summit, Dr. Robert Malone asked the crucial question about the so-called COVID vaccines: “Why would a government wish to advance this technology?” His reluctant conclusion is that the novel mRNA injections have been developed by the CIA to assist in a global depopulation program – which has existed in the United States since the 1970s. Following the scientist .. Dr. Malone was one of the pioneers of the technology which led to the development of the...
  • 90% of patients respond to new blood cancer treatment in trial...The therapy uses souped-up immune cells to fight multiple myeloma.

    06/13/2023 9:44:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    FreeThink ^ | June 12, 2023 | By B. David Zarley
    Anew cancer therapy developed at Jerusalem’s Hadassah-University Medical Center had a 90% response rate in a new clinical trial, with over half of patients going into total remission. The CAR-T therapy — which arms the body’s own immune cells to fight cancer — was able to send multiple myeloma, an extremely deadly cancer that impacts the immune system, into remission. The therapy is the result of years worth of experiments conducted by the hospital’s bone-marrow transplant and immunotherapy department, the Jerusalem Post reported. “We have evidence of a very positive overall response rate with minimal side effects, and they are...
  • How Hollywood Attorney Kenneth Kleinberg’s Kidney Crisis Fueled A Stem Cell Breakthrough That Puts Synthetic Replacement Kidneys In Sight

    06/08/2023 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger ^ | June 07, 2023 | Mike Fleming Jr
    EXCLUSIVE: A founding partner of Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo and a fixture in the Hollywood legal community for five decades, Kenneth Kleinberg built his practice lawyering the likes of Jack Nicholson, J.K. Rowling, Johnny Depp, musicians like Toby Keith and brands like Lego, among many others. If you ask the attorney what his ultimate crowning life achievement might be, he hopes it will be the fruition of co-founding the University Kidney Research Organization. A byproduct of Kleinberg’s own medical woes that ended in a kidney transplant, UKRO has been a catalyst for stem cell-based research that has led to...
  • Billy Joel leaving 20-year New York home on the bay, living in Florida

    05/15/2023 2:31:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies ^ | May 15, 2023 | Mary K. Jacob
    <p>Mr. New York is movin’ out of his beloved Long Island home of over 20 years.</p><p>In the village of Centre Island, roughly 40 miles east of Midtown Manhattan, Billy Joel’s 26-acre estate has hit the market for $49 million.</p>
  • Georgia Mother of 7 Denied Kidney Transplant for Refusing COVID-19 Shot

    04/25/2023 6:41:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 25, 2023 | Steven Kovac
    A 41-year-old Georgia mother of seven young children has been rejected as a candidate for a kidney transplant by Emory Healthcare Inc., even though she’s on dialysis and potentially facing death. The reason? The woman, who has already had COVID-19, refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on religious and medical grounds. The woman, who will be referred to as Jane Doe to protect her privacy, was referred to Atlanta-based Emory by her nephrologist after suddenly developing end-stage kidney disease, according to Liberty Counsel (LC), a national nonprofit legal organization that’s assisting Doe. The seriousness of Doe’s condition necessitates her undergoing...
  • Study finds stool transplants more effective than antibiotics for treating recurring, life-threatening gut infections (C. diff repeat episodes treated better with transplant)

    04/25/2023 8:31:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 46 replies
    A study has found that compared with standard antibiotic treatment, stool transplantation can increase the number of people recovering from Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection, a condition that causes potentially life-threatening diarrhea. Within the study, 77% of people who received a stool transplant did not experience reinfection within eight weeks, compared to 40% of those who received antibiotics alone. Transplanting healthy donor stool into a gut with dysbiosis is intended to balance the gut microbes and reestablish a healthy microbiome, thus significantly reducing the risk of C. diff recurring. The US FDA has recently approved a stool transplant product for...
  • Blood test identifies acute myeloid leukemia patients at greater risk for relapse after bone marrow transplant (Melphalan helps with “lingering NPM1 and FLT3-ITD mutations”)

    03/08/2023 9:29:23 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    Medical Xpress / NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood / JAMA ^ | March 7, 2023 | Laura W. Dillon et al
    Researchers show the benefits of screening adult patients in remission from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for residual disease before receiving a bone marrow transplant. About 20,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed each year with AML, a deadly blood cancer, and about one in three live past five years. A bone marrow transplant, which replaces unhealthy blood-forming cells with healthy cells from a donor, often improves these chances. However, research has shown that lingering traces of leukemia can make a transplant less effective. After screening adults with variants commonly associated with AML, researchers showed that the two most common...
  • Egyptian researcher: ‘Islam has a problem with other religions, human rights, civil values, and personal liberties

    02/28/2023 5:03:42 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 27, 2023 | Robert Spencer
    It would be interesting to see a “moderate Muslim” spokesman in the West, one of the legion who hoodwink conservatives by claiming that Islam, rightly understood, is peaceful and benign, discuss or debate these assertions with Islam Behery, or try to refute what he says here. Instead, they will ignore it. Now, why is that? “Egyptian Researcher Islam Behery: Mainstream Islamic Scholarship Is Radical, Leads To Terrorism – It Seeks To Wage Jihad, Spread Islam,” MEMRI, January 29, 2023: Egyptian researcher Islam Behery said in a January 29, 2023 interview on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that like other fields...
  • Australian health authorities deny mother heart transplant because she’s unvaccinated

    02/17/2023 4:27:22 PM PST · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | February 17, 2023 | Rhoda Wilson
    Health authorities in Victoria, Australia have denied a mother of two a heart transplant for being “unvaccinated.” She had received a medical exemption not to have a covid injection.She did not receive the vaccine because she is concerned that doing so could increase her risk of heart conditions such as myocarditis or pericarditis.In 2020, Vicki Derderian had severe heart failure and had to have a Ventricular Assist Device surgically implanted to help pump blood throughout her body. She was hospitalised for months undergoing rehabilitation and has only recently been deemed healthy enough to undergo heart surgery should a suitable donor...
  • How Donald Trump Saved My Life

    01/23/2023 1:28:01 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 23 January 2023 11:40 AM EST | Bill Robinson
    This is the true story of how President Trump saved my life.In early 2017, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its partner in death, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).In the emergency room, my blood pressure was 242 over 160. It’s a miracle I didn’t stroke out and die.I was quickly diagnosed, spent days in the hospital and then began years of dialysis and the debilitating wait for that most elusive of gifts: a kidney transplant.On July 10, 2019, President Trump signed his ground-breaking “Advancing American Kidney Health” Executive Order. (Here is a link to the video from...
  • Mayo denies kidney transplant for unvaccinated patient

    11/12/2022 4:13:56 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 106 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 11/11/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Mayo Clinic has declined to consider a kidney transplant for an unvaccinated woman with stage-four kidney disease, she told Alpha News. That woman, Amy Broten, received a letter Nov. 1 informing her that her kidney transplant evaluation was denied. “You have medical issues that need to be stabilized and/or improved prior to evaluation. The medical issues include: patient not willing to comply with the transplant team immunization requirements and recommendations,” the letter says.
  • Study: Some Organ Recipients Rejecting Transplant After Covid Vaccine

    09/14/2022 12:34:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 14 September 2022 | Chris Menahan
    "Some transplant recipients are rejecting their new organ and scientists say the coronavirus vaccine may be to blame," WISH TV reports. VIDEO AT LINK.......... From WISH, "New study finds organ recipients rejecting transplant after receiving COVID vaccine": According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, acute corneal allografts are being rejected by immunized patients who've undergone the procedure. Researchers say the underlying cause could be tied to a systemic inflammatory response elicited by the shot post-jab. The cornea is the outermost layer of a person’s eye. Corneal grafts are used to restore a damaged cornea. The...
  • Unvaccinated Woman Facing Removal From Transplant List Appeals Court Ruling Backing Hospital

    08/18/2022 8:04:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | Aug 16, 2022 | Jonny Wakefield
    A terminally ill Alberta woman facing removal from an organ transplant list over her refusal to receive a COVID vaccination is appealing a judge’s decision siding with the hospital. Annette Lewis, 57, lost a bid last month for an injunction against Alberta Health Services and six local doctors after health authorities said she could not proceed with the transplant unless she receives her COVID shots. Lewis claimed the requirement violated her charter rights, while AHS said it has an obligation to donors, their families and other patients to make sure organs are used on patients with the highest chance of...
  • New study shows hope, options for older patients with liver cancer (Transplants successful for older people)

    08/01/2022 9:22:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    Physicians and researchers conducted a study of patients over the age of 70 with a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and how the outcomes of ablative treatments compare to liver transplants. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a cancer that starts in the liver, and when found early enough, can be treated with different therapies. The optimal therapy for these early stage HCC's is liver transplantation. Unfortunately, the need for donated livers far exceeds the demand. Numerous factors are considered when any patient is being considered for a liver transplant. Surgical data has shown that older patients have poorer outcomes...
  • NYC Doctors perform first ever heart transplant from an HIV-positive donor - hope breakthrough will help tame America's massive shortage of heart donations

    07/29/2022 5:02:01 PM PDT · by algore · 67 replies
    Doctors in New York City have performed the first ever heart transplant from a person who is HIV positive. An unnamed woman in her 60s who was suffering from advanced heart failure received both a heart and kidney transplant from the same HIV-positive donor in spring, doctors at Montefiore Health in the Bronx, New York City, announced this week. The woman also had HIV herself. Organ transplants from HIV positive donors had been banned in the U.S. until 2013. Now, they are allowed under the context of research, finding how a body will respond to the new organs. With over...
  • Icelandic man, 49, who underwent the world's first double arm and shoulder transplant 16 months ago reveals he's now able to lift weights at the gym and hug his grandchildren after making miraculous recovery

    05/23/2022 11:11:51 PM PDT · by Trillian · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 May 2022 | Bridie Pearson-Jones
    A man who underwent the world's first double arm and shoulder transplant 16 months ago has made a miraculous recovery and is now able to work out at the gym and hug his grandchildren. Felix Gretarsson, 49, from Lyon, France was forced to have his arms amputated after he was electrocuted at work in 1998 in Kópavogur, Iceland. After decades without them, the Icelandic native managed to convince a surgeon to perform a double arm and shoulder transplant in a gruelling 15 hour surgery in January 2021. The grandfather has shocked surgeons with his incredible progress, and is now able...
  • Scientists Have Revived a Glimmer of Activity in Human Eyes After Death

    05/17/2022 11:00:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | May 12, 2022 | CARLY CASSELLA
    Scientists have momentarily restored a faint twinkle of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand the way nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of US researchers measured activity in mouse and human retinal cells soon after their death. Amazingly, with a few tweaks to the tissue's environment, they were able to revive the cells' ability to communicate hours later. When stimulated by light, the postmortem retinas were shown to emit specific electrical signals, known as b-waves. These waves are also seen in living retinas, and they indicate communication between all...