Potential complications caused by prolonged post-transplant immunosuppression

By Katarina Zorcic and Simi Juriasingani  Disclaimer: The intent of this article is to raise awareness about the complications that MAY occur with prolonged immunosuppression after transplant. Individuals are advised to speak to their doctors about any specific concerns or medications. Immunosuppression is one of the most important aspects of modern transplantation. It is what … Continue reading Potential complications caused by prolonged post-transplant immunosuppression

Greg Wilkinson – Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient (Part 2)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani, Ariana Walji, Kaitlyn Foster, Molly Friesen Greg Wilkinson was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in his mid-20s. Thirty-five years later, in 2015, he began the process of being worked up for a kidney transplant and it was discovered that he would need a liver transplant as well.  Since his surgery in … Continue reading Greg Wilkinson – Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient (Part 2)

Greg Wilkinson – Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient (Part 1)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani, Molly Friesen, Ariana Walji, Kaitlyn Foster Greg Wilkinson was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in his mid-20s. Thirty-five years later, in 2015, he began the process of being worked up for a kidney transplant and it was discovered that he would need a liver transplant as well. Since his surgery in … Continue reading Greg Wilkinson – Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient (Part 1)

Doug Ferguson – Liver Transplant Recipient

Interviewed by Michelle Ho, Simi Juriasingani, and Elena Kum Doug Ferguson suffered from a liver disease that caused chronic inflammation for a number of years before being diagnosed with hepatic cancer. From undergoing chemotherapy to meeting the liver transplant requirements to undergoing two liver transplants, Doug has experienced a lot over the course of his … Continue reading Doug Ferguson – Liver Transplant Recipient

Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 2)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani  Shillane Labbett was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at eighteen months of age. After a relatively normal upbringing, her symptoms worsened throughout adulthood. Her disease culminated with a severe episode of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) and low blood pressure, which led to a code being called. Shillane was put on a ventilator … Continue reading Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 2)

Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 1)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani  Shillane Labbett was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at eighteen months of age. After a relatively normal upbringing, her symptoms worsened throughout adulthood. Her disease culminated with a severe episode of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) and low blood pressure, which led to an emergency code being called. Shillane was put on a … Continue reading Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 1)