A child in desperate need of a lung transplant clinging to life. Long waiting lists of patients who need organs and too few donors to meet the demand. Rules that govern who gets what life-saving organs – and when.
Dr. Ruth McDonal, a pediatric nephrologist, has been appointed pediatrician-in-chief at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Mark Del Beccaro, former pediatrician-in-chief, has moved to the position vice president of medical affairs at Seattle Children’s.
Swedish Medical Center’s Organ Transplant’s living kidney donor team will talk about the living kidney donor process and a panel of living kidney donors will discuss their personal experience with being a living donor.
UW’s Dr. Connie Davis explains organ transplantation works and how just one living donor can start a chain of transplants. Wed., 6:30 – 8pm
Fighting hunger and obesity at the same time
The Obama administration intends to use federal food assistance programs to improve the nutrition of the poor, the Washington Post reports.
Obesity is a growing health problem with one in four Americans now being dangerously overweight and one in three children being either overweight or obese.
Research, including work being [...]