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Vanderbilt performs its first pediatric living donor liver transplant

Feb. 5, 2024—Young Cameron Campbell recently became the first pediatric patient to receive a living donor liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Girl’s surgery was 100th pediatric liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Jan. 31, 2024—17-year-old Lucy Scherba's liver transplant represented a new milestone for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Multidisciplinary care crucial in guiding Vanderbilt employee’s bile duct cancer journey

Oct. 10, 2023—Blane Hollingsworth became the first patient at Vanderbilt to undergo a liver transplant under the protocol for cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer.

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Montenovo named chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Jun. 15, 2023—Martin Montenovo, MD, has been named chief of Vanderbilt's Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation in the Department of Surgery.

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Process rehabilitates donor livers for transplantation

Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.

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Study seeks to improve gender equity for liver transplantation waiting list

May. 25, 2022—Women who need a liver transplant are more likely to spend more time on a waiting list, become too sick for transplant or die compared to men. To improve equity, a recently published Vanderbilt-led study suggests a sex adjustment to criteria for MELD (model for end-stage liver disease), which determines allocation of transplanted livers.

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Liver transplant program marks 30th anniversary

May. 4, 2022—This May, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first liver transplant.

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Heart/liver transplant gives congenital heart disease patient new hope

Feb. 24, 2022—Last year, Liz Barnett became one of seven people at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive a combined heart/liver transplant in 2021.

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Team seeks to rehab damaged donor livers for transplant

Jan. 26, 2022—A Vanderbilt team is studying whether injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center reached new record in 2021

Jan. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center established a new record in calendar year 2021 for total solid organ transplants, performing 645 life-saving procedures among its adult and pediatric organ transplant programs.

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New approach helps conserve blood products for liver transplant patients

Dec. 10, 2020—Liver transplants have traditionally required a high volume of transfusions of blood products, which comes with several downsides. The products are costly to patients — as high as $15,000 on top of the expense of a transplant. And they are sometimes not well accepted in patients because they degrade over time and are derived from multiple patients.

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Living liver donor program performs first transplant

Oct. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center's newly launched living liver donor program allows relatives to donate part of their liver to their loved one, something only possible at select centers in the country.

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