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Patient stories about Organ Transplant

Liver Transplant Program Has Near Perfect Results

Lynne Reynolds Lynne Reynolds' journey to UAMS started with a tumble down 19 stair steps. "I blacked out," Reynolds said of that September 2007 mishap, which resulted in an ambulance ride to the nearest hospital, an eventual diagnosis of nonalcoholic liver cirrhosis and a liver transplant. Mike Scott's path to a UAMS liver [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:44:02+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Organ Transplant|0 Comments

Surprise Call Brings New Kidney for Patient With Rare Blood Type

UAMS kidney transplant surgeon Gary Barone, M.D., talks to Susan Freyaldenhoven You might say life handed Susan Freyaldenhoven a few lemons, and although she was making lemonade, it was becoming a struggle. The 45-year-old Conway middle school principal and her nephrologist had been watching her kidneys deteriorate for 20 years as she went [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:44:06+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Organ Transplant|0 Comments

Road to Recovery

If there's one thing Jeff Snodgres can do, it's defy the odds. During a routine physical exam at age 10, Jeff, a self-proclaimed "military brat," was found to have protein in his urine. Because he lacked any other symptoms, doctors were unable to determine the exact cause. However, they suspected Alport Syndrome, a hereditary kidney [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:44:24+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Organ Transplant, Orthopedics, Surgery|0 Comments

UAMS Helps College Student Donate Kidney to Mena Man

Frederick Bentley, M.D., (back left) transplanted Kryn Hamelink (left front). Transplant Coordinator Diane Richards helped Pitcher through the process. Twenty-one-year-old Alissa Pitcher of Grand Rapids, Mich., was moved last spring by a Mena, Arkansas, mother's plea on behalf of her son. The request for prayers came via e-mail from an old family friend, [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:45:53+00:00 May 17th, 2014|Organ Transplant|0 Comments