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‘He put himself through the wringer for me’ – stem cell transplant boost for Paul (35) facing cancer battle as brother is a match

Brotherly love certainly knows no bounds for one Co Tyrone family. s a fit young Strabane man faced a third battle with cancer, his four younger brothers immediately stepped in to help. Paul Carlin (35) is currently receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an illness that he has faced down twice before. Despite receiving the all-clear… Read More »

Shrinking pandemic still ‘constant reminder’ of transplant patient’s vulnerability

The threat of COVID-19 infection remains high for kidney transplant patients, underscoring that people with weakened immune systems are still vulnerable even as the pandemic recedes and people are eager to abandon social distancing guidelines. “It’s still a little concerning because COVID is still out there and it affects everyone differently, and I still think… Read More »

Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Kidney Function After Transplant

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 — Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect kidney function after a transplant, a new study suggests. Kidney transplants can be a lifesaver, but within 10 years more than a third of recipients start to lose kidney function, researchers say. To see if diet could make a difference, Dutch researchers looked… 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 »