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Barnes-Jewish Ranked 10th in Organ Transplant in 2010

  • April 19, 2011
  • Number of views: 2876
The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center became the 10th largest solid organ transplant centers in the United States by volume in 2010, according to data released by the United Network for Organ Sharing.

One Kidney Donated, Three Lives Changed

  • March 5, 2011
  • Number of views: 2783
David Mouser, ended up saving three lives - his wife's, a total stranger and his own - when he decided to donate one of his kidneys.

Student gets perfect birthday present - a kidney from Maryland

  • March 5, 2011
  • Number of views: 3080
An emotional St. Louis University graduate student, Jacob Blasingame, from Collinsville, IL, was very thankful to receive a much needed and special birthday present from a stranger in Baltimore, MD.

Barnes-Jewish Implants 55 Ventricular Assist Devices in 2010

  • January 14, 2011
  • Number of views: 2806
Washington University cardiac surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital expanded the use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in 2010 by implanting 55 devices, an increase of three from 2009, and an increase from only 12 as recently as 2006.

Barnes-Jewish Heart Transplant Program Celebrates Two Milestones

  • December 17, 2010
  • Number of views: 3581
The heart transplant team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital marked two milestones in 2010: the 25th anniversary of the program as well as its 600th transplant.

Barnes-Jewish Participates in Nation's First UNOS-Coordinated Match Paired Organ Transplant

  • December 9, 2010
  • Number of views: 3832
Barnes-Jewish Hospital surgeons participated in the first paired kidney donation arranged through a national pilot program of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).

Combined Heart-Kidney Transplant Offers New Hope (and Hockey)

  • November 22, 2010
  • Number of views: 3645


Jonathan Sadowski says that hockey is the best thing that ever happened to him. Jonathan also had his first heart transplant at just 33 days of age.

Scholarship Recipient Provides Care for First Heart-Kidney Transplant Patient

  • November 19, 2010
  • Number of views: 3767

Luke Hubbard spent six years as a sales manager for a paint manufacturing company until he decided he needed a change.

New Lungs = New Life

  • November 1, 2010
  • Number of views: 3184
Curtis Almeter hadn’t known what “healthy” felt like until his new lungs were transplanted by Bryan Meyers, MD, the Patrick and Joy Williamson Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

He Checked it Off the List

  • September 29, 2010
  • Number of views: 3540

Last summer Richard Schneider checked the last box on his “50 United States to Visit List” when he, along with his whole family, landed in Hawaii. In the last nine years he also visited Alaska and the Grand Canyon, saw his first grandchild graduate from high school, and spoiled his six grandchildren with frequent telephone calls and handfuls of spice drops.

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