Jefferson dietitian, Carlene Bowen shares a few tips for navigating what and what not to eat following transplant surgery. She counsels transplant patients to better prepare them for any nutritional changes before, during and after for the rigors of a major surgery.
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In light of Selena Gomez’s revelation of her recent kidney transplant, CBS3 reporter, Stephanie Stahl, interviewed Dr. Pooja Singh, director of Jefferson’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program.
For years, the national organ-allocation policy unintentionally discriminated against minorities. As available scientific research progressed, United Network for Organ Sharing revisited the way in which organs are matched with recipients.
The Jefferson Transplant Institute earned a laudable five out of five star ranking from the Scientific Register of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The SRTR evaluates the patient survival and organ functionality one year after their transplantation, and then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best). This is the story of one Transplant Institute kidney transplantation patient.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Kevin Riordan recently reported on patient Jeffrey Hyman, who is waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. Riordan writes that many patients in need of a transplant are actively looking for a person willing to donate one of their kidneys.