41-year-old Tineke Dixon has celebrated the 25th anniversary of her heart and lung transplant, which she received at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in November 1988 at the age of 16.
Researchers are set to rewrite the charts they use to assess children’s lungs and diagnose respiratory conditions, following an extensive study of more than 2,000 primary school pupils in London.
A faster and more effective method of preparing organs for transplant has been successfully tested by a team led by Great Ormond Street Hospital’s research partner the UCL Institute of Child Health.
Last year, when he was just four years old, my son Mason became the smallest person to undergo a lung transplant in the UK.
Breakthrough guide – heart and lungEvery year Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity publishes a new Breakthrough in Children’s Medicine guide covering a different area of medical expertise and focusing on the unique achievements the hospital has made as one of the world’s leading centres for treating childhood disease.
Four year old Mason Lewis from Warwickshire has become the smallest person, at just three foot (93 centimetres) tall, to undergo a lung transplant in the UK. Mason is also the youngest person with pulmonary hypertension (PH – a rare blood vessel disorder) in the UK to successfully undergo a lung transplant. The transplant took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital.