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# transplant - Monday 4 July, 2011

Health Minister launches inquiry into missed transplant op

Confusion still surrounds sequence of events that left 14-year-old patient without timely transportation to London for liver transplant surgery on Saturday.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# transplant - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Irish girl misses out on liver transplant

Coast guard was to due to fly her from Leitrim for London operation last night but medics decided she wouldn’t make it on time.

# transplant - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Recipient of the first US full face transplant makes appearance Facial Transplant This post contains images

Recipient of the first US full face transplant makes appearance

Dallas Wiens, 25, said that the the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was “Daddy, you’re so handsome.”

# transplant - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Boston hospital performs country's second full-face transplant USA

Boston hospital performs country's second full-face transplant

Surgeons in Boston have successfully performed the second full facial transplant in the United States; the patient, 30-year-old Mitch Hunter, was disfigured in a car accident ten years ago.

# transplant - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Two women undergo hand transplants in United States

A 26-year-old who lost her hand in a traffic accident has undergone a successful hand transplant in California, as has a 21-year-old Atlanta woman who had her hand amputated in infancy.

# transplant - Sunday 3 April, 2011

Seventy per cent of donor hearts exported in 2010

Poor donation rates have contributed to seven out of ten organs harvested in Ireland being sent to other countries last year as they were incompatible with patients awaiting transplants here.

# transplant - Friday 6 August, 2010

A BOY FROM Northern Ireland, who was the first child in the world to undergo a windpipe transplat using stem cells, is set to return home today after the operation was deemed a success.

Doctors are hoping the operation will mean a huge leap in regenerative medicine along the lines of Finn-Lynch’s surgery.

Ciaran Finn-Lynch, 11, received a trachea from an Italian donor in a nine-hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, in March. Doctors had removed the donor’s cells using digestive enzymes and replaced them with Finn-Lynch’s own  stem cells.

The stem cells originated in his bone marrow, and were used to ensure the organ was not rejected after the transplant. The pioneering surgery meant that the new tissue grew on the trachea while it was inside his body, instead of being cultivated externally.

Ciaran was born with a condition which meant he had a very narrow windpipe which made breathing difficult. Procedures to open up his airways provided temporary relief before surgeons suggested a transplant as a more permanent solution last year.