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The Air Ambulance Billed More Than His Surgeon Did For A Lung Transplant

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Before his double lung transplant, Tom Saputo thought he had anticipated every possible outcome. But after the surgery, he wasn’t prepared for the price of the 27-mile air ambulance flight to UCLA Medical Center — which cost more than the lifesaving operation itself. “When you look at the bills side by… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

Not All Transplant Centers Use Deceased-Donor Kidneys, Despite Growing Need

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 — Many U.S. transplant centers accept less-than-ideal kidneys from deceased donors, but their willingness to use such organs varies widely. That’s the conclusion of a study that examined the use of deceased-donor kidneys at 182 transplant centers nationwide. Researchers found big differences among them in use of less-than-ideal kidneys that was… Read More »

Porch pirate steals medicine from heart transplant recipient’s door-step: report – Fox News

A Washington state man who received a heart transplant last year said surveillance cameras captured the moment a stranger stole life-saving medication from his doorstep last week. ‘PORCH PIRATES’ RETURN STOLEN WRESTLING BELTS TO BOY WITH AUTISM AHEAD OF BRAIN SURGERY Ron Kraft, of Pierce County, said he needs to take medication every 12 hours… Read More »