March 30, 2015 |
When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated last week in Philadelphia. She had to carry the sick baby to term in order to protect his healthy twin. And she also looked into organ and tissue donation. "Instead of thinking of our son as a victim," she said, "I started thinking of him as a contributor to research, to science. " On March 23, 2010, Thomas and Callum Gray were born at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.
October 23, 1996 |
Yo, Chefs! I've been fortunate enough to have lunch several times at Harry's Bar and Grill at 22 S. 18th St. The food there is simply wonderful. I especially enjoy the sauteed liver, which my husband detests and therefore I never cook at home. Can you get me the recipe, anyway? Irene E. Jaros West Chester Dear Irene, Kathleen Mulhern, the legendary proprietor of Harry's Bar & Grill, takes special pride in her sauteed calf's liver. She says there are two keys to making it: buying and cutting the liver fresh, and cooking it quickly over high heat.
July 20, 1995 |
Wish some of that Mickey Mantle transplant karma Larry Hagman's way: the TV star has just added his name to the list. Hagman's got a cancerous tumor on his liver and will need a transplant, his publicist said yesterday. Hagman disclosed last month that he had developed a small tumor on his much-abused liver - he was first diagnosed with cirrhosis in 1992 - but more recent tests indicated the growth is malignant. Given Hagman's condition, his doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are abandoning earlier thoughts of freezing or otherwise tampering with the tumor.
May 13, 1987 |
I flipped through the pages of my cookbooks yesterday, Thinking to myself that liver could be cooked in just one way, But I found to my surprise and my dismay There must be 50 ways to love your liver. You can cook it up with bacon or with ham. Don't forget the onions, leeks, peppercorns or currant jam. Bake it, broil it, stew it, fry it in a pan. Just make a puree, Ray. Or give it a grill, Lill. Try a saute, Mae. Whatever you will. Slice it quite thin, Lynn.
December 2, 1993 |
Tiny Joselyn Roman has her mother's smile and her father's liver. Yesterday, doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children removed part of Jose Roman's liver and transplanted it to his 10-month old daughter, who was critically ill with a rare disorder. Father and daughter were both listed in critical condition as a precaution early today following the nearly 13-hour procedure. The surgery was the first of its kind in the Philadelphia area, said hospital spokeswoman Teresa Heavens.
August 19, 1986 |
Despite an appeal by President Reagan for an organ donor, a 2-year-old New Jersey girl died yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital while waiting for a liver transplant - her only hope for survival. "Keep your faith strong and your hopes high," Reagan, in a telegram, told the parents of Kimberly Izzo of Woodbridge. "I have often urged Americans to become organ donors and do so once again. May God bless you," the President wrote. The child, daughter of Alfred and Lois Izzo, died of liver failure at 5:30 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Ann Ference.
March 10, 1988 |
About 7:30 p.m. Monday, the beeper that Juan Guerra wears went off in one long drone, louder then previous beeps that signaled false alarms. "Oh, my God," said Guerra, who was serving a chicken dinner to his house guest, Santos Fonesca Martinez. "Don't eat that!" he warned Martinez. After a quick phone call, Guerra learned that a donor liver had been found for Martinez, a Honduran, and that a transplant must be performed within a few hours. They rushed to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, and by 11:30 that night surgery had begun, opening a new life for Martinez, who suffered severe liver damage as a child, apparently when he was exposed to a massive dose of a pesticide.
March 2, 1989 |
Sharon Hill resident John Keppler was in critical but stable condition yesterday after undergoing a liver transplant Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Keppler, 31, of Ridley Avenue, underwent surgery about 5:30 a.m. Monday, hospital spokesman Steve Brown said. A team of 20 doctors and nurses presided over the 13-hour operation. Keppler had been waiting for a donor for about three weeks after doctors determined that he was in the final stages of liver disease and could not be "sufficiently managed by medical therapy or other surgical procedures," Brown said.
March 9, 1989 |
Sharon Hill resident John Keppler was in critical condition yesterday after undergoing a second liver transplant Sunday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Keppler, 31, of Ridley Avenue, underwent the second transplant Sunday afternoon about 3, according to hospital spokesman Steve Brown. Keppler underwent a first liver transplant Feb. 27, after the hospital notified him a day earlier that a donor had been found. He had been waiting for a donor for about three weeks after doctors determined that he was in the final stages of liver disease and could not be "sufficiently managed by medical therapy or other surgical procedures," said Brown.
March 12, 1987 |
Many people who get hepatitis never know it and don't suffer long-lasting effects from the disease. But some people who contract a serious form may suffer irreparable liver damage. For example: Linda Marchiano, who was Linda Lovelace in the X-rated movie "Deep Throat," underwent a liver transplant last week in Pittsburgh. She apparently acquired hepatitis when she received hepatitis-tainted blood during a transfusion in the early '70s. Philadelphia firefighter Tyrone Appling died March 2 while waiting for a transplant.