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Transplant

Read about people whose lives were changed with transplant surgery at Duke, and learn how Duke transplant specialists use new procedure and techniques to give people a second chance at life.

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Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Transplant Saves Charleston Man with End-Stage Liver Disease
Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Transplant Saves Charleston Man with End-Stage Liver Disease

John White endured countless hospital visits, falls, disorientation, and pain before he was diagnosed with a host of conditions including nonalcoholic steatohe ...

Duke Pediatric Heart Surgeons Perform World’s First Partial Heart Transplant
Duke Pediatric Heart Surgeons Perform World’s First Partial Heart Transplant

At just 17 days old, Owen Monroe became the world’s first partial heart transplant recipient. The revolutionary surgery was performed in April 2022 by Duke ped ...

Hand Transplant Now an Option for Limb Loss
Hand Transplant Now an Option for Limb Loss

If you have lost one or both hands, you may be a candidate for a hand transplant. This surgical approach is being researched and is part of a new category of o ...

Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Donations Offer New Transplant Option
Hepatitis B-Positive Liver Donations Offer New Transplant Option

People who have end-stage liver disease and are waiting for a transplant have a new life-saving option: receiving a liver from a hepatitis B-positive donor. Th ...

Kidney Transplant at Duke Fills Recipient with Song
Kidney Transplant at Duke Fills Recipient with Song

Kat Williams loved performing, volunteering, and spending time with her loved ones, but kidney failure was getting in her way. Dialysis kept her alive, but she ...

Becoming a Living Donor
Becoming a Living Donor

If you are considering becoming a living kidney, liver, or lung donor at Duke, the following information should answer some of your questions.

Mom’s Selfless Liver Donation Saves Her Baby from a Serious Disease
Mom’s Selfless Liver Donation Saves Her Baby from a Serious Disease

When King Hibbler was born in March 2021, he appeared healthy aside from jaundice, a common condition in newborns that often resolves on its own. Neither docto ...

World’s First Heart Transplant, Cultured Thymus Implantation Performed at Duke
World’s First Heart Transplant, Cultured Thymus Implantation Performed at Duke

Duke pediatric heart and immunology experts performed the world’s first combined heart transplant and cultured thymus tissue implantation in a child born with ...

A Stem Cell Transplant at Duke Changes Future for Baby with Life-Threatening Genetic Disease
A Stem Cell Transplant at Duke Changes Future for Baby with Life-Threatening Genetic Disease

When Everett McNaughton was born, he loved to eat and cuddle, said his mother, Morgan McNaughton. No one suspected that he had a rare genetic disorder called s ...

Advances at Duke Fast-Track Second Heart Transplant for Charlotte Man
Advances at Duke Fast-Track Second Heart Transplant for Charlotte Man

Thanks to congenital heart disease, Dan Kummer had a heart transplant before he could even legally rent a car. His troubles returned 20 years later when his tr ...

Duke Surgeons First in U.S. to Place New-Generation Artificial Heart
Duke Surgeons First in U.S. to Place New-Generation Artificial Heart

For the first time in the U.S., heart surgeons at Duke University Hospital successfully implanted a new-generation artificial heart as part of a clinical trial ...

Duke Heart Surgeons Perform First Pediatric Heart Transplant of its Kind in the U.S.
Duke Heart Surgeons Perform First Pediatric Heart Transplant of its Kind in the U.S.

Duke surgeons successfully performed the first "donation after circulatory death” (DCD) heart transplant in a pediatric patient in the U.S. The transplant team ...