Lizzy Highstreet, 11, is now recovering at home after receiving a lung transplant due to complications from cystic fibrosis.
Compensation for kidneys would help the poor, study finds
A government program providing market-value, noncash compensation to kidney donors would benefit poor people and not be exploitative, according to a study.
Matching kids to right-sized hearts: New method shortens transplant waits
Using CT scans to create estimates of heart volume is making it easier for cardiologists at Packard Children's Hospital to match kids to donor hearts.
How a new system improved wait times for Stanford kidney transplant patients
A new Stanford strategy for kidney transplant wait-list management has been shown to help patients get into surgery faster.
“Without Dr. Shumway doing his miracle work, three generations would not be here”: A Stanford heart transplant patient’s story
A Stanford Health Care video tells the story of grateful transplant patient Yolanda.
Two unlikely patients with a transplant in common
They were two patients who couldn’t have been more different: one was a baby boy less than a year old, the other a retired physician. They even had vastly different medical conditions. Yet both needed the same life-saving remedy: a liver transplant.
Meet your match: A bone marrow transplantation leads to an international friendship
When Ron Gross needed a bone marrow transplant, an international donor stepped in, providing a gift that led to a lifelong friendship.
From heart transplant to wheelchair basketball, a patient’s story
Ben Thornton received a heart transplant when he was 3-years-old and later suffered a complication that left him struggling to walk. Now, he's thriving as a wheelchair basketball player.
Bone marrow transplantation at Stanford: 30 years and counting
Robert Negrin outlined the history of Stanford's bone marrow transplantation program and touched on research and other developments in the field over the past 30 years.
After first adult heart transplant, advances in care continue
In 1968, the first successful adult heart transplant took place at Stanford. Here's what has happened since then.
Pushing boundaries, Stanford researcher explores growing human organs in animals
Stanford researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi explores his dream of growing custom-made, transplantable human organs in large animals, despite funding difficulties.
Iron fuels fungal infections following lung transplant; new therapy proposed
The key to preventing dangerous Aspergillus fumigatus infections following lung transplant may be blocking iron, a new Stanford Medicine study has found.
How Stanford jump started heart transplant surgery 50 years ago
Jan. 6, 1968 marks the 50-year anniversary of the first human heart transplant in the United States, which happened here at Stanford.
Former co-workers reconnect via social media and become ‘kidney sisters’
Robbie Turner was only 28 years old when she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease -- a genetic disorder that causes clumps of cysts to …
Transplants for patients with disabilities: One mom’s story
With far fewer hearts, or lungs, or kidneys than are needed, transplant programs use a variety of measures to match organs with recipients. And for …
Siblings get rare lung transplants at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Earlier this year, when 9-year-old David Diaz needed a lung transplant, his big sister Doris was his most enthusiastic cheerleader. She had good reason to …