Sunday, May 22, 2016

The World of Transplant is getting more and more AMAZING

There have been so many transplant stories in the news lately, how could I not write something?

Even though I've been toiling in the ED, my heart still belongs to transplant. know what I mean. Anyhoo, let's start off with a story that's been on many news sites. Thomas Manning just became the first person in the U.S. to receive a penis transplant. The 64 year old had penile cancer and had to have his penis amputated in 2012. The remarkable thing is that he has been very open to talking about the procedure in an attempt to remove the stigma surrounding "genital" transplants.

Some info from the NY Times

But I really like this article, and Thomas Manning, for opening up about the surgery and its implications for men who have pelvic injuries, particularly combat veterans.

But this article really takes the cake, (or the donut). Stay classy Daily Mail!

This link explains the anastomosis. Be shows a PENIS!

I used to think that donating something "weird", like my face or skin, was too creepy. Until you see a picture of someone who hasn't left the house for a decade because someone blew their face off. Then, it's like, "Well, that's one more part I won't need anymore. Might as well help someone out."

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

New Post at Normal, NJ

Go. Here.  New post up at Normal, NJ

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This Week in Transplant News

Sweet, sweet innovation
Because science, that's why

Sad news from South Jersey. And please, please wear your seat belts. They really do make a difference.

Living kidney donation story from Hub City. Shout out to all my transplant peeps!

I've been having mixed feelings about the new X-files. You gotta love Scully and Mulder: the chemistry, the corny jokes and snappy comebacks, David Duchovny's fine line dancing. But why do they suck at medical stuff? Every ICU and OR is dim. Maybe Chris Carter is setting a mood, but to me it looks like they're on generator power. And when Scully's mom is dying..."she's brain dead, she's in a persistent vegetative state." And then they have to cart her body away quickly because, "she's an organ donor" after she goes into asystole. It may be minor, I know. And don't even get me started on this one. Oy.