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‘Double listing’ for organ transplant saves lives

Galveston County Daily News, September 11, 2010

In this guest column, UTMB’s Gisele Lombard, certified transplant coordinator for the lung transplant program, wrote how UTMB’s Texas Transplant Center provides another option for people waiting for transplantation in Houston. “Because the Galveston County population resides in an organ procurement region different from Harris County, patients in both counties benefit from double listing at transplant programs in Houston and Galveston. This greatly increases their chance of undergoing transplantation by drawing from two separate pools of potential donor organs, thereby reducing their wait list time.” She also mentioned that Dr. Vincent Valentine, medical director of UTMB’s lung transplant program, is an expert in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis. “He is the only advanced lung transplant specialist in the world involved and published in three different multicentered trials in lung transplantation.”

 




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