Recollections of the first successful Heart/Lung Transplant in the UK
I first became involved in transplantation in 1979 (41 years ago) as sister- in- charge of Intensive Care at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. The first UK heart transplant programme had started at the hospital only months before...
Soon I was pretty much house bound. I had mobile oxygen but despite regular walking (with a stick at that point) I was becoming weak - and fed up. Baths were out of the question; showers...
Carla’s New Beginning
Someone's life came to an end in December 2014. It wasn't mine, but it could just as easily have been. Instead, I was on the urgent list in hospital with end-stage heart failure; I was 38...
Can lab-grown rat lungs pave the way for rebuilding human lungs?
Lab rats have always been at the forefront of medical and scientific advancement. But just how close are we to growing human lungs for transplantation?
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