Tag: Waiting

Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

As of July, 19 2013, there were 3,558 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.

In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.

From January 1 through April 30, 2013, 783 heart transplants were performed.

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Downton Abbey’s Bates And Hope

Downton Abbey’s Bates And Hope

Maybe it was Bates from Dowton Abbey or an interview with a Syrian refugee or a comment by a destitute organic dairy farmer from Vermont, but one of these persons spoke about the power of hope. It may have been all three.

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Understanding The Heart Organ Award System

Understanding The Heart Organ Award System

Do you know when “the call” might come? Read this and you might understand a little beter how organs and awarded.

| October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
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A Heart Transplant ER Moment

A Heart Transplant ER Moment

Weekends are the worst time to develop a serious complication. There is always a disconnect between the on-call nurse and the ER.

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Who Gets A Heart Transplant

Who Gets A Heart Transplant

It is only natural to think about how and when you will receive a heart transplant. This article may help you understand the wait.

| March 7, 2012 | 4 Comments
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Hiland Transplanted 11-02-09

Hiland Transplanted 11-02-09

After more than two years on the heart transplant wait list, I received the magical gift of a new life from a generous 25-year old donor.

| January 14, 2012 | 9 Comments
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New Wait List Statistics

New Wait List Statistics

As of August 31st, 2011, there are 121,264 patients on wait lists at U.S. Transplant Centers.  Of those 121,264 patients, 3,202 persons are awaiting heart transplants while an additional 69 patients are awaiting a heart/lung transplant. The majority of wait listed patients (95,531) patients are awaiting a kidney transplant and another 16.952 patients are awaiting […]

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
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The Heart Transplant Shrink And I

The Heart Transplant Shrink And I

There are subtle differences between the way Columbia Presbyterian and Tampa General qualify applicants before admitting them to the wait list.  Both processes were intense and very tiring.  At Columbia Pres, one of the physicians that candidates meet is the staff psychiatrist.  The first time we met, my bride and my youngest daughter, Abbi, were […]

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
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My Name is Hiland, One Lucky Guy!

My Name is Hiland, One Lucky Guy!

While awaiting release from Tampa General Hospital, I decided there were things patients might want to hear from a wait list survivor and heart transplant recipient. So, this site is my open heart surgery, congestive heart failure, wait list, transplantation and recovery experience. I hope it helps everyone who visits. Regardless, I am one lucky guy and the first thing I do every morning is say, “Thank you!”

| March 10, 2010 | 0 Comments
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