transplantation

January 16, 2019

UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the donor organ and then have the disease eradicated by antiviral medication.

September 24, 2018

4 get cancer from donated organ,” blared the headline above a news story last week.

September 18, 2018

Perhaps the only upside of America's opioid crisis is that more donor organs have become available.  Remarkably, though, kidneys from these cases are frequently declined by transplant candidates whose lives might be saved or greatly improved by

August 31, 2018

As of Aug. 31, 2018, UW Medicine’s heart transplant team had received eight patient referrals from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) after the suspension of its heart-transplant program. 

picture of Dr. Daniel Fishbein of UW Medicine
August 31, 2018

In the first week after Oregon Health Sciences University suspended its heart-transplantation program, eight of those patients were transferred to UW Medicine in Seattle.

May 21, 2018

More donor organs have become available due to overdose deaths. UW Medicine’s chief of transplantation surgery Dr. Jorge Reyes talks about the organs’ health, risk of infection transmission, and the surrounding stigma.

Hudson Hill received a very special gift from his uncle, when he needed it most.
December 22, 2017

With the season of giving upon us, this is a story about a baby, a miracle and the gift of life from a member of the Army’s special forces who gave part of his liver to his nephew, which saved his life.

October 11, 2017

In 2015, UW Medicine in Seattle was first in a national study to transplant a heart that had traveled between donor and recipient in a blood-ci

A UW Medicine team in August became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient.  

UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is one of seven medical programs in the United States testing a device that may improve the availability of donor hearts for transplantation. 

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