Mesenchymal stem cells are considered for transplantation because they are readily available, highly proliferative and display multi-lineage potential.When autologous, lung-derived mesenchymal stem cells were transplanted endoscopically into 13 adult f…
Hélène Campbell, whose organ donation awareness campaign netted her an unexpected appearance three months ago on Ellen DeGeneres's daytime talk show, Ellen, was a return guest for the show's season finale.
'You look fantastic,' Ellen DeGeneres tells the beaming double-lung transplant recipient.
She wasn't expected to be released from the hospital for another week, but Helene Campbell is now resting at her Toronto home. The organ donor activist tweeted last night, "casa at lasta."
LYNN — Ellen Buck is caught in a life-and-death Catch-22 situation. The 56-year-old Lynn resident knows she must undergo a double lung transplant if she hopes to restore any of her lung function and live a longer life.
Ashley Dias needs lungs. So do lots of other patients. Scarcity is a problem with organ transplants, and, unlike other scarce resources, organs can't be bought or sold. Here's how doctors decide who gets to be at the top of the waiting list.
Patients who need new lungs are better off getting donated organs from smokers than none at all, even though they probably won't live as long as those who get a lung transplant from a nonsmoker, a new study says.
New research shows that lung transplant patients who receive the lungs of smokers have a better overall chance of survival than those who remain on waiting lists, despite the fact that they tend to survive for a shorter period after transplantation tha…
Helene Campbell became a poster child for organ donation after her health took a sudden turn for the worse. Now recovering from a double-lung transplant, the 21-year-old says she is "so grateful."
The 21-year-old Ottawa woman was waiting in Toronto for a double-lung transplant last February when she received a surprise Skype call from the popular TV host