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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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A Double Organ Transplant for Christmas
A Double Organ Transplant for Christmas

On March 8, 2012, 33-year-old Stephen “Mac” McKiernan woke up and knew he didn’t feel right. As he was dressing, he noticed how swollen his feet were. “I could ...

Duke Leads National Effort to Improve Lung Transplant Survival
Duke Leads National Effort to Improve Lung Transplant Survival

A $12.95 million NIH grant awarded to Duke researcher Scott Palmer, MD, will fund a network of centers dedicated to improving patient survival following lung t ...

Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life
Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life

Al Milek competed in the Transplant Games of America two years after undergoing a heart transplant, the result of a massive heart attack.

Lung Transplant Cures Hereditary Lung Disease
Lung Transplant Cures Hereditary Lung Disease

A lung transplant was Gary Singleton's only option after he was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. Today he's back at work and doing what he loves to do.

A Second Chance After Kidney Failure
A Second Chance After Kidney Failure

Beverly Graham endured years of dialysis for her kidney disease before undergoing a kidney transplant. She is grateful for the second chance her donor and her ...