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.
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.
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