Posts tagged with Transplant

Maya and her mum Sylwia

Back in 2012, we shared Maya’s story with you. Maya had end-stage kidney failure and was awaiting a kidney transplant. Since then, thanks to a new technique allowing patients to receive incompatible kidneys, Maya received a transplant from her father and underwent a successful operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) last year.


We’re inspired daily by the incredible stories of Great Ormond Street Hospital patients and their families. Thank you to everyone who has shared their story with us this year.


To look at Ellie now, it’s hard to believe that two years ago she was in a coma being rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital. In December 2010, when Ellie was 19 months old, she suddenly didn’t want to walk. “We thought walking had just lost its novelty, says mum Debbie, “but Ellie also seemed to have lost energy.”

Tineke Dixon sailing in 2012

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.

George with his baby sister Ella and big sister Sophie

After bowel, bladder and kidney problems then a fast-growing tumour, a rare immune deficiency started to explain it all for George and his family.


The British Transplant Games were, once again, a success for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patients this August, with medals across a variety of sports, including swimming, badminton and running. The games provide an opportunity for athletes to showcase their sporting achievements to other transplant recipients and to encourage patients to regain fitness and allow their confidence to grow.


The possibility of using animal parts to overcome human organ shortages moves one step closer to realisation following the successful transplant of rabbit skeletal muscle tissue into rats, by a team led by Great Ormond Street Hospital’s research partner the UCL Institute of Child Health.

Charlie, now, at four years old

With just months to live, a new operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) changed everything for Charlie and his family.

When Charlie was born at Walsgrave Hospital he wasn’t breathing properly. After being transferred to Leicester Hospital, he spent the next few weeks of his life in intensive care where his breathing could be assisted. Once Charlie was stabilised and given a tracheostomy, he was moved onto a high dependency ward (HDU). But he deteriorated again, losing his hair and developing a rash all over his body.


Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital have performed their 500th transplant operation involving the heart and/or lungs. The hospital reached the milestone after a 25-year history of heart and lung transplants, which has been shaped along the way by new technologies and breakthroughs. The 500 transplants figure includes a total of 351 heart transplants, 68 lung transplants […]

UCL Institute of Child Health’s Dr Paolo De Coppi, lead author of the study

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.

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