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Transplant Recipients Unite With North Texas Donor Family

To the unknowing, it was a simple wave of the hand. “It’s hard to describe what a gift that is…” With his voice trailing off into silence and his eyes filling with tears, Ronnie Thurman knows that wave is a miracle.

CBS 11–04/01/2014

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Lung Donation Recipient Meets Donor Family

No one should ever have to bury their child, but one Waco family can take comfort in the fact that they fulfilled his last wishes.

03/07/2014

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FDA Approves New Drug To Treat Hepatitis C

The Federal Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat hepatitis C.

01/09/2014

Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens, 26, before and after a full face transplant procedure at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (credit: brighamandwomens.org)

Face Transplant: North Texas Man Thriving 2 Years After Operations

The nation’s first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with facial tissue.

12/04/2013

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North Texas Marine Donates Kidney To Save His Brother’s Life

Two brothers, who’ve been separated by miles, will forever be linked now by a kidney.

CBS 11–01/08/2013

A view of a close up of a lung x-ray of a cigarette smoker. (credit: American Cancer Society via Getty Images)

North Texas Lung Transplant Patient Making History

Michael Young of Grand Prairie never set out to make medical history. The 59-year-old simply made it a point to take care of himself, follow his doctors’ orders and diligently adhere to his medication. In June, Young will become one of a small group of lung transplant patients who have survives 20 years past their surgery.

04/18/2012

Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens, 26, before and after a full face transplant procedure at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (credit: brighamandwomens.org)

Face Transplant Patient Can Feel Daughter’s Kisses

A North Texas man who had a face transplant a year ago says now he can feel his daughter’s kisses. Dallas Wiens of Fort Worth was at a Boston hospital Monday to follow up with his transplant team.

04/02/2012

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Some Patients Too Obese For Transplant Surgery

For them, desperate times call for drastic measures and a surgery that helps them take off the excess weight quickly but safely.

03/14/2012

Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens, 26, before and after a full face transplant procedure at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (credit: brighamandwomens.org)

Fort Worth Full Face Transplant Patient Makes 1st Appearance

The nation’s first full face transplant recipient, a 25-year-old Fort Worth man, has made his first public appearance since his operation.

05/09/2011

A doctor 'scrubs up' before an operation. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

N. Texas Wife Gives Husband An ‘Anniversary’ Kidney

A North Texas wife is giving her husband a gift he desperately needs and will always treasure — she’s going under the knife to give him one of her kidneys.

CBSDFW.COM–04/21/2011

Local Man Added To Face Transplant Waiting List

A Fort Worth man left with grotesque facial injuries after an electrical fire has beaten the odds

10/12/2010

Transplant Donors Sign Up in Droves

Texas has lagged behind most states in setting up a donor registry, but now that it’s easy to sign up, as many as 60 thousand Texans a month are registering to be organ donors.

07/28/2010