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Patient Stories; Transplant

Son gives ‘most meaningful gift’ to father and stepfather

Thomas Locke donated a kidney to his father 12 years ago, and recently he gave a portion of his liver to save stepfather, who was in need of a transplant at UT Southwestern in Dallas. He hopes his story will inspire others to consider living-donor organ donation.

Kidneys; Transplant

5 tips to find a living kidney or liver donor

Finding a living kidney or liver donor can be lifesaving. But asking for a gift that big is hard. Get tips, social media strategies, and conversation starters from an expert, Dr. Swee-Ling Levea.

Transplant

Watch: Living donor liver transplant is a complex, life-saving surgery

Go inside the OR at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to see a living donor liver transplant surgery. The complex procedure requires a high level of surgical expertise and hospital infrastructure, and the large team that makes it possible at UT Southwestern includes surgeons, transplant hepatologists, nurses, ICU, social workers, psychological support, specialized pharmacology, and many more healthcare professionals.

Patient Stories; Transplant

Living-liver transplant: How a daughter gave her mom the gift of a lifetime

A daughter in Texas gave the gift of life to her mother, literally, when she donated a portion of her liver in the first-ever living-donor liver transplant at UT Southwestern. A year later, both mother and daughter are eager to share their story and help others still waiting for a second chance at life.

Patient Stories; Transplant

Tina’s Transplant Story: A race against time and acute liver failure

When acute liver failure strikes, it’s like a bolt of lightning. Tina Bartolucci knows the reality of this all too well. She had what felt like a cold and a day later she was rushed to UT Southwestern in need of a liver transplant. By the grace of an unnamed donor and the rapid response by the UT Southwestern transplant doctors, Tina survived the fight of her life.

Cancer; Transplant

Hepatitis C treatment can cut risk of liver-related death by 50% for patients with a history of liver cancer

This study looked at medical records for patients who were cured of liver cancer at 31 North American medical centers. The findings demonstrate that patients who were treated and cured of their hepatitis C had significantly better survival rates than those patients whose hepatitis C was not treated.