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Striving for excellence: UF Health’s kidney transplant program maintains favorable outcomes​

Striving for excellence: UF Health’s kidney transplant program maintains favorable outcomes​

Published: Mar 3rd, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital’s kidney transplant program has demonstrated favorable outcomes, according to a recent report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, or SRTR. The results, released in January […]

Read the Summer 2016 issue of The Stitch

Published: Aug 7th, 2016

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UF Health Shands Transplant Center testing new device for rehabilitating donated lungs

Published: Mar 20th, 2015

The UF Health Shands Transplant Center is testing a new approach that could improve the viability of many donated lungs, allowing more of them to be used and shortening the […]

Jeffrey Fair, M.D., chief, division of transplantation, college of medicine, department of surgery.

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Split Liver Transplants Helping to Close the Organ Donor Gap

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

Every year more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the United States, but that’s less than half of the number of patients waiting for a transplant. The odds are […]

Baby who received UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since program reactivation now thriving

Published: Mar 5th, 2013

Now that Chelsey Hoyle is rid of her scarred, dysfunctional liver, the 1-year-old can really get down to the business of being a baby.

Chelsey received part of an adult liver during a transplant operation in early November, less than a month before her first birthday. The operation was UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since the program’s seven-month hiatus and its reactivation in April 2012. The program is one of only two in Florida.

Transplant without borders

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

For many transplant patients, the call for a lifesaving organ usually comes in the middle of the night. For ReAnne Walcott, it came while she was on vacation outside the […]

Aging alone does not explain breakdown in liver cell processes, UF research team finds

Published: Dec 16th, 2011

UF department of surgery researchers have uncovered more information about why elderly patients often fare poorly after liver surgery, and why livers donated by elderly people often experience ischemia-reperfusion injury […]

received a lung transplant on Nov. 22, 2001 at Shands at UF. Now, she is in good health and rides her bike with Team Alpha 1, part of the Alpha 1 Foundation. She is shown here with John Walsh, president and CEO of the Alpha-1 Foundation.

Giving thanks for life after lung transplant

Published: Dec 1st, 2011

She spent Thanksgiving with friends in Cedar Key that year, eating dinner and watching as a few of the men put up walls in the house being built on the […]

Be part of the “Living Green Ribbon” aerial photo shoot

Published: Mar 18th, 2011

April is National Donate Life Month. Join UF&Shands in promoting awareness about organ and tissue donation.

Orlando man gets fresh start as Shands celebrates 500th lung transplant milestone

Published: Jan 3rd, 2011

Shands at the University of Florida recently celebrated a new milestone and gave a patient a fresh lease on life in time for the new year. Orlando resident Bhowani Sharma […]