Tyler Furia will turn 21 years old on March 22, but will be undergoing surgery the day before so he can donate a kidney to his father Frank. Both men are firefighters in Bellport, Long Island.
Late last month a woman giving a kidney to her brother died during the surgery. However, late Wednesday night there was a stunning development, one that might just bring solace to a grieving family.
Pam Duquette, the wife of Jim and mother of Lindsey, said Monday night that the transplanted kidney is “working great.”
The parents of a mentally disabled New Jersey girl say they’ve won a review of a children’s hospital’s decision to deny the girl a kidney transplant because of her mental disability.
Amelia Rivera was born with a genetic abnormality called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, which can cause severe developmental disabilities.
Just days ago, he was pleading for his life on the steps of City Hall. Now on Christmas Eve, Octavio Estevez and his family have a place to live and a chance at a future together.
Without a permanent home, New York Presbyterian rules state they can’t perform the kidney transplant surgery Octavio Estevez desperately needs to stay alive.
Kidney donors and their recipients said ‘thank you’ to one another at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey Thursday night.
The case is considered extremely rare, but some health officials noted that there is no strict policy for when live donors should be tested for the AIDS virus before a transplant.
A Seaford mom decided to go on a campaign of diet and exercise in order to give her son a new kidney.