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  • Konrad & Carew: How an NFL player’s donated heart saved life of a baseball Hall of Famer

    04/14/2017 7:25:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/14/2017 | DANIEL BROWN
    ---snip--- Reuland died of a brain aneurysm Dec. 12 and his organs were donated, as per his wishes. The family knew only that Konrad’s kidney went to a Southern California woman in her 60s, his liver went to a male in his 50s and, most notably, his heart and other kidney went to a 71-year-old man in south Orange County. By the time of the funeral, friends who had read about Rod Carew’s recent heart transplant in Los Angeles were putting two and two together. They pulled Mary aside and asked if it was possible: Do you think Konrad saved...
  • Dr. Denton Cooley, pioneer of heart transplants, dies at 96

    11/18/2016 6:58:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPRC NBC 2 Houston ^ | November 18, 2016 | Aaron Barker
    Dr. Denton Cooley, a Houston native and a pioneer of heart transplants, died Friday. He was 96. Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944. Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human.
  • Teen who received controversial heart transplant dead after carjacking, chase

    04/02/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Fox31 ^ | 4/1/15
    <p>ROSWELL, Ga. — The story of Anthony Stokes was supposed to have a happy ending. Instead it ended Tuesday, police say, with the teen heart transplant recipient carjacking someone, burglarizing a home, shooting at an elderly woman, leading police on a high speed chase and then dying after his car hit a pole.</p>
  • Atlanta teen who received controversial heart transplant dies in chase with police

    04/02/2015 9:38:29 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2015 | Abby Philip
    In 2013, then-15-year-old Anthony Stokes was dying and desperately needed a heart transplant that he couldn’t get because, according to doctors, he had “a history of noncompliance.” Stokes’s family suspected that his low grades and a history of trouble with the law gave doctors reason to believe that he would not be willing to take his medicine or show up at subsequent doctor’s visits. The Georgia teen’s story story sparked outrage, and the hospital quickly reversed its decision, giving him priority on the transplant list. But two years later, after he received a transplant, Stokes’s “second chance” has come to...
  • Carjacking suspect dies after chase, striking pedestrian (but read the history)

    04/01/2015 4:32:10 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 24 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 4/1/2015 | wsbradio
    Police say a burglary suspect being chased by police struck a pedestrian and then crashed his car.Police say the man kicked in the door of a home and then shot at a woman during an attempted burglary on Alpine Drive in Roswell Tuesday afternoon.They said the driver died Tuesday night. Police identified him as 17-year-old Anthony Stokes of Decatur. Stokes gained national attention when he was denied a heart transplant because of “a history of non-compliance.”They said the pedestrian who was struck is Clementina Hernandez, 33, of Roswell.“A lady said a person kicked in the door to break into the house. She was...
  • 'It's the kind of gift that's unbelievable'...Dick Cheney thanks family that gave him new heart

    04/24/2012 5:54:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/24/12 | Leon Watson
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney has thanked the family that saved his life by donating a new heart to him and revealed he used to smoke up to 60 cigarettes a day. Speaking for the first time about his recent surgery, the 71-year-old former chain-smoker said: 'It's the kind of gift that's unbelievable.' Mr Cheney received a new organ from an unknown donor on March 24 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.
  • With new heart, Cheney speaks over an hour in Wyo.

    04/14/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 37 replies
    The Orange County Register via AP ^ | 4/14/2012 | Mead Gruver
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago.
  • Cheney home 10 days after heart transplant! (Pic @ site)

    04/03/2012 11:11:31 AM PDT · by mmanager · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/3/2012 | A/P via Daily
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital today, 10 days after he received a new heart, his office said. Cheney, 71, received the organ from an unknown donor on March 24 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. 'As he leaves the hospital, the former vice president and his family want to again express their deep gratitude to the donor and the donor's family for this remarkable gift,' aide Kara Ahern said in a statement.
  • Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?(Libs angry Cheney got Transpant)

    03/25/2012 3:18:59 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 108 replies · 2+ views
    As Dick Cheney recovers from heart transplant surgery, questions are being raised about whether the former vice president is too old for a new heart. Cheney, 71, who received the new heart Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months. Some medical centers will not perform a heart transplant on patient over 65, but other major centers will perform transplants on patients who are as old as 72.
  • Cheney older, waited longer than average for heart transplant

    03/25/2012 4:49:32 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 34 replies · 4+ views
    Rooters ^ | Mar 25, 2012 7:22pm EDT | Julie Steenhuysen and Debra Sherman
    At 71, former Vice President Dick Cheney was older than average for a heart transplant, but doctors said on Sunday that advances in care have made it possible for older patients to still be good transplant candidates. And not only was he older than the typical patient, but he waited longer than average as well -- 20 months vs six months to a year. Doctors said Cheney must have been...
  • VP Cheney recovering from Heart Transplant surgery

    03/24/2012 4:13:02 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 8 replies
    twitter ^ | March 24, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    VP Cheney recovering in ICU at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA after undergoing heart transplant surgery on Saturday.
  • Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    03/24/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 305 replies · 8+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Kevin Hechtkopf
    Breaking News: Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced. A statement from the former vice president's office said Cheney is now recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., outside of Washington.
  • Fellow Marine's Heart Saves Another in Transplant

    03/21/2008 7:51:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 270+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | March 21, 2008
    ROCKFORD, Ill. — The heart transplant that saved Brian Troy was made possible by a fellow Marine. Troy, 43, of Rockford, served as a Marine in the 1980s. He was dying of an inherited heart condition in 2006 when he received a new heart in a transplant. The donor was 23. Troy didn't know much more than that. Then Troy saw headlines about the murder of a 23-year-old Marine. He read about how Ricky Martinez survived two tours in Iraq, but he was shot to death in Chicago in a case of mistaken identity. The gunman thought a passenger in...
  • Lech Walesa may get heart transplant in Houston

    02/26/2008 11:45:04 AM PST · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 90+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2.26.08 | TODD ACKERMAN
    Former Polish president Lech Walesa, who received a Nobel Peace Prize after leading a movement that ultimately brought down the nation's communist regime, is in Houston being evaluated for a possible heart transplant. An official at the Methodist Hospital's DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center said doctors have not yet determined whether Walesa's heart failure will require a transplant. She said doctors are hoping to forestall a transplant or use another treatment. Walesa will receive a pacemaker Wednesday or Thursday, she said. Walesa, 64, arrived in Houston from Poland Monday night. He is undergoing tests today. If Walesa is determined to...
  • Co. puts stem cells in failing hearts

    02/13/2006 6:36:31 PM PST · by Dubya · 12 replies · 589+ views
    Associated Press ^ | LAURIE COPANS
    ERUSALEM - After 61 years of pumping blood, Marie Carty's heart was failing her. Months earlier she had given up her two-mile walk on the boardwalk of her New Jersey hometown along the Atlantic Ocean. She could barely make it from the parking lot to the view of the water. Although Carty knew she needed a new heart, she was afraid hers wouldn't last during the long wait for a transplant. Desperate for an alternative, Carty found the Israeli-Thai company Theravitae, which has begun performing an experimental procedure that multiplies stem cells taken from a patient's own blood and injects...
  • Prayer Request for a Baby - Update: see #137

    05/04/2006 8:30:20 PM PDT · by WV Mountain Mama · 176 replies · 1,449+ views
    me | 5/4/06 | me
    A few days ago, I requested prayers through FReepmail for my friend's baby. Upon reading baby Ada's update today, I knew that I needed to go bigger, she needs all the prayers she can get. Ada was born April 26 and wasn't doing well. She was taken to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh where the diagnosis was that her heart did not develop with the rest of her body. Ada was supposed to undergo surgery today but the doctor thought it was too risky. They believe that she may need a heart transplant instead. Ada's mom was my assistant coach and...
  • September 11 brings mixed emotions to former Bill (Doug Goodwin)

    09/11/2002 2:19:49 PM PDT · by ganesha · 2 replies · 428+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | September 11 2002 | Bucky Gleason
    He would gaze out of his hospital window every morning across the New York City skyline. Doug Goodwin was trying to soak up everything while he could. His heart had been failing for ten years, and he knew, slowly, he was dying. He would stare far away, across the Hudson River, and think about the world around him. Goodwin became fixated on the World Trade Center. It wasn't every now and then but daily, morning and night. It was the anchor of American capitalism, but to him stood two towers of strength constructed in his prime. He worked as a...