A study conducted by Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital shows that children with high-risk neuroblastoma whose treatment included two autologous stem cell transplants – the second was begun about six weeks after completion of the first – were more likely to be cancer free three years later than patients […]

Pediatric transplant patients in Virginia are getting some of the best care in the country thanks to a collaboration between the University of Virginia Health System and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Patients are able to meet with doctors at UVA in person and surgeons in Pittsburgh via teleconsult. When organs become available, Pittsburgh surgeons […]

Device Keeps Little Girl Awaiting Heart Transplant Alive

June 2, 2016 / 0 COMMENTS / 708 VIEWS

A six-year-old girl diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy is the youngest patient in Florida to receive a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. The ventricular assist device is a temporary solution to help pump blood into her heart while she waits for a heart transplant. Grateful that their little girl is alive, her family wants to raise awareness about the device and […]

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