Girl, 5, finds new hope after bowel transplant

Savana Calero’s family expected it to take months, perhaps even years, to find a suitable donor for a bowel transplant she needed due to a life-threatening gastrointestinal disease that ravaged her small intestine. But just two weeks after being placed April 27 on a waiting list, the Rensselaer preschooler learned a match was found.


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November 24. Since 60% of intestinal transplants fail because of high infection and jettison of the transplanted organ, the hospital waited to announce the results till the patient had recovered. All earlier attempts at transplanting intestines have fa…