TransplantInformers Book Club: Medicine In Translation

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Well, half the work is done for me in our latest literary treat. Medicine In Translation: Journeys with my Patients is a fantastic memoir from Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York. And it already has a book club guide. I became interested in Dr. Ofri’s work after reading her recent … Continue reading

News Roundup #5: Heart-dropping, turkish triple transplant, transplant tourism ban, further fecal matters

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Handle with care Apparently, a heart doesn’t break if you drop it.  In Mexico, the heart that was fumbled en route was actually successfully transplanted.  It seems they took a page out of the One Tree Hill book. But thank god there wasn’t a hungry canine. Turkey: A transplantation juggernaut? WaPo reports on the world’s … Continue reading

News Roundup #3: Reproductive tourism, beating heart transplants, lower leukemia survival rates for minorities

Surrogacy and reproductive tourism Check out this fascinating and extraordinarily well-researched article on Slate about reproductive tourism by Douglas Pet from the Center for Genetics and Society.  This piece was a year in the making, and the investigative work done is impressive. Highly recommended for anyone who is also interested in commodification of the body, … Continue reading

News Roundup #2: Access Points in Hawai‘i, and a few other items

Hawai‘i is not just  a tropical paradise destination. Many people don’t realize that it faces some big health care challenges.  Recent closure of the two Hawaiian hospitals means either starting a new transplant program or depending on the mainland. Local news reports. These issues were also outlined and foretold in a 2008 article in the Hawai‘i Medical … Continue reading

Operating table under Table Mountain

The edge of Table Mountain

Did you know that the world’s first heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa? Did you also know that there’s a museum devoted to this milestone? It’s the Heart of Cape Town Museum, located in the exact spot where the transplant was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital. Situated in the Observatory neighborhood of … Continue reading

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