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.
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.
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 […]
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.
The Times newspaper on 15 December featured its “Britain’s Top Children’s Doctors” edition, which included many of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s experts. The hospital staff included were credited for their skills and contribution in their field of expertise, alongside their counterparts based at other national paediatric centres. This is the third issue of The Times’ Top Doctors. This year, the focus is the specialists who treat Britain’s youngest patients.