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Girl’s dual heart, kidney transplants a VUMC first

Jun. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently performed its first pediatric dual heart/kidney transplant on a 13-year-old girl from Chattanooga.

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Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

May. 13, 2016—Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Event celebrates lives touched by organ donation

Apr. 14, 2016—As Carol Topley sat beside her husband’s bed in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she knew the end was imminent. She wanted to make sure Joe’s wishes were honored and reminded his nurse that he was an organ donor.

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Happy anniversary

Mar. 3, 2016—A special event was held last week celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s liver transplant program.

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Focus on care, quality drives heart transplant program

Feb. 25, 2016—As the largest heart transplant program in the Southeast, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is ranked No. 1 in volume for the combined adult and pediatric heart transplant program, according to the latest Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) data.

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Liver transplant program celebrates 25 years of care

Feb. 18, 2016—Twenty-five years ago, Julie Damon’s family was preparing to say their goodbyes. Comatose and on life support at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with liver failure, the options for the 45-year-old wife and mother of two were slipping away.

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Transplant Center initiative seeks to boost cancer education

Feb. 11, 2016—Lindsay Ramsey Smith, MSN, R.N., a quality consultant for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC), recently uncovered some interesting data that sparked a center-wide improvement project.

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Transplant Center opening clinic in Alabama

Jan. 27, 2016—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) is expanding its footprint into Alabama with the opening of a satellite pre-transplant evaluation clinic for kidney patients.

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Transplant highlights strong bond between police officers

Jan. 7, 2016—For 17 years Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis has answered the call to help his community.

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Lung transplant patient marks special anniversary

Nov. 24, 2015—On Nov. 24, Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient Pam Smith will have a low-key lunch with a longtime friend to celebrate reaching 25 years post transplant.

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Gift of Life Tailgate celebrates kidney donors’ efforts

Sep. 17, 2015—David Edwards admits that organ donation was not a top priority in his life.

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Radio show helped spark woman’s decision to donate

Aug. 6, 2015—Misty Roberts routinely tunes into three Christian radio stations and has a habit of switching from one to another when the chatter begins. But one day last fall she didn’t touch the dial during a segment about the thousands of people waiting for life-saving kidney transplants.

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