A Life-Saving Transplant: Baby Ariz
March 29, 2012
Born with a rare, life-threatening liver disease known as neonatal hemochromatosis, Ariz Gadit needed a liver transplant or he would die. A living donor who could donate a portion of his or her liver that would be a good match for Ariz’s tiny liver could not be found. Unexpectedly, a liver from a deceased two-month old baby became available. Here, Ariz’s parents Hussain and Samreen Gadit and Ariz’s surgeon Dr. Sander Florman, Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai, tell the story of baby Ariz’s life-saving liver transplant performed when he was less than a month old and weighed only seven pounds. Only one or two such transplants are performed on infants less than two months of age in the United States each year.
Short Bowel Syndrome
February 29, 2012
Dr. Lauren Schwartz, a gastroenterologist and intestinal rehabilitation and transplant specialist, discusses a rare condition known as short bowel syndrome that affects about 40,000 Americans.
Living Donation: Kelly and Netfa
March 19, 2012
Kelly Belgrave, a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient, is now dialysis-free and no longer requires daily insulin injections, thanks to her fiancé and living donor Netfa Rickets.
A Very Rare Transplant Saves Baby Anthony
March 30, 2012
RMTI surgeons tell the story of the very rare, high-risk type of liver transplant they successfully performed on Anthony Gallagher when he was eight months-old that saved his life.
Mom Gives Baby Daughter the Gift of Life
April 2, 2012
Jennilynne Barters, who donated a piece of her liver to her seven month-old daughter Ellieanna, talks with members of RMTI’s pediatric liver transplant team about the ‘split-liver’ transplant that saved her daughter’s life.