quarta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2009
Doar Orgãos - Um acto de Amor (Fonte CNN 16.12.2009)
Sempre a aprender:
Washington (CNN) -- Renee Patterson's most precious present this Christmas won't be under her tree, and it didn't come from a store. This holiday, she said, she got her life back.
The Upper Marlboro, Maryland, resident learned nine years ago she had kidney disease. One of her kidneys began to deteriorate, and she had to begin regular dialysis. Because she couldn't find a family match, her former colleague and friend, Michael Williams, offered to donate one of his kidneys. Problem was, Patterson and Williams didn't match either. But Patterson's doctor suggested they look into the paired kidney donation program at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
She became part a massive mix-and-match transplant effort in the U.S., involving more than a dozen kidneys.
Watch more on the 26-person transplant
"When I tell people how I got my kidney, they say, 'Wow,'" said Patterson. "I'm amazed myself."
TV Ciência - Testemunho de Vida - A F.Q e o Transplante Pulmonar
Obrigada a toda a equipa da TV Ciência pela oportunidade de divulgar esta doença rara chamada Fibrose Quistica. Não se falou nos Transplantes Pulmonares mas gostaria de deixar aqui a esperança para todos os que sofrem desta doença que o Transplante Pulmonar pode ser a única salvação numa fase muito avançada e terminal da F.Q.