Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.
A 21-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the face has undergone a total face transplant at Cleveland Clinic. It’s the hospital’s first transplant of effectively 100 percent of a patient’s facial tissue, and its third face transplant overall.
If your heart or liver fail, an organ transplant can save your life. If your face becomes disfigured, a face transplant can help you eat, speak, see and function on your own in the world. Who might need a face transplant? An injured veteran. An auto accident survivor. A burn victim. Someone born with a … Read More
If you have type 1 diabetes, it might be hard to imagine life without insulin, but it’s possible for some patients with a novel treatment option: a pancreatic transplant. A successful pancreatic transplant gives patients freedom from insulin and intensive glucose monitoring. “It’s an excellent option for patients who have failed intensive medical therapy for type … Read More