HERE IS JUST ONE OF OUR MANY SUCCESS STORIES.
Meet Jake Schron, age 5.
Three years ago, Jake’s heart failed him.
He needed a transplant to save his life.
So Jake was treated by our specialized, multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and heart surgeons.
And Jake’s mom received the support she needed, including accommodations nearby, so she could stay by her son’s side.
After 129 days of intensive, around-the-clock care, Jake received the transplant he needed.
Today? Jake’s running, jumping, and even flying with his new heart.
Jake is just one example of how we’re doing more in transplantation.
WHAT MADE A RARE 4-WAY KIDNEY TRANSPLANT POSSIBLE? A LIVING DONOR WITH A HUGE HEART.
Meet Army veteran Christopher Forthman.
He risked his life serving his country in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What more could he possibly give? His kidney.
Christopher donated his kidney out of the kindness of his heart to a complete stranger.
His donation set off a chain reaction, allowing 3 other people to donate a kidney to a stranger.
Now all 4 patients are thriving with their new kidneys.
Thanks to strangers with huge hearts.
TO CONQUER ORGAN FAILURE, MONTEFIORE EINSTEIN CENTER FOR TRANSPLANTATION REFUSES TO QUIT.
We do whatever it takes to care for patients before, during and after transplantation of the heart, kidney, liver and pancreas to help ensure positive outcomes:
- World-class survival rates for patients receiving liver and kidney transplants
- Short waiting list time for transplantation, often within a year
- Our transplantation specialists, with assistance from our Helping Hands Program, complement cutting-edge medicine with holistic approaches that improve quality of life for patients, families, and caregivers
Our innovative approaches to transplantation success include state-of-the-art, nationally recognized research and clinical trials, for example:
- Studying how tumor cells circulate through the bloodstream to become new tumors, research that could benefit patients with cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer
- Researching a human-cell–based artificial liver system that could prolong survival for patients waiting to receive a liver transplant
- Using modern technologies like 3D imaging platforms, 3D printing, and telemedicine to optimize outcomes
HISTORY OF FIRSTS:
SINCE 1967, A LEADER IN TRANSPLANTNG HEARTS, KIDNEYS, LIVERS AND HOPE.
We are one of the longest-running transplant centers in the country. We performed one of the nation’s first pediatric kidney transplants.
Recently, we performed another world’s first.
She suffered from a rare metabolic disorder requiring a liver transplant.
In a unique operation, Zainab received a new liver.
And in a race against the clock, her old liver was transplanted into a 12-year-old girl who needed it to live.
Both girls are now thriving.
It’s what happens when a patient receives a liver, and is also given a future.