kidney transplant Archives
Oct. 7, 2021— by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national study aimed at answering some hard questions about kidney transplantation in the African American community, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Black Americans are nearly four times more likely than whites to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis. Up to 70% of...
Aug. 19, 2021—Over the last two years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Transplant Pharmacy technician Sarah Osman, CPhT, has become very familiar with the process of organ transplantation.
Jun. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed 73 transplants in May, setting a Medical Center record for the most transplants in a month. Sixteen of those were heart transplants — also a monthly record — cementing VUMC’s status as the busiest heart transplant center in the country.
May. 8, 2019—In 1979, Patsy Williams and her brother, Barry Ford, made a decision that has given her many more years of life. Ford gave Williams his kidney at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They recently gathered for a luncheon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Williams' transplant, along with dozens of their closest friends and family. She is thought to have lived longer with her transplant than anyone else who received one at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 7, 2019—People with blood type B who received a kidney transplant of blood type A2 kidneys had similar outcomes to those with blood type B who received blood type B kidneys.
Jan. 31, 2019—Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, assistant professor of Surgery, has been appointed associate chief of the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.
Jul. 19, 2018—With the opening of a pre-transplant kidney evaluation clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is joining a range of other clinical programs participating in telemedicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Feb. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers are comparing two types of weight-loss options to determine which is the most effective in helping obese patients reach a more ideal weight before undergoing kidney transplant surgery.
Oct. 13, 2016—When Mount Juliet resident Andrea Pierson signed up as an altruistic kidney donor a year ago, she could not have imagined her gift would result in the donation of seven life-saving kidney transplants.
Sep. 22, 2016—Turning tragedy into triumph is something Khris Downing is learning to do. He’s getting a lot of practice, as he is alive today because of a life-saving organ donation from his older sister, Geraldine Williams, who died on July 26.
Aug. 18, 2016—The old adage that age is just a number actually became a lifesaver for 71-year-old Rex Parton.