Did You Hear the News?


Did You Hear the News?

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A giant leap forward in technology?

Started by Jay Lackritz. Last reply by Hostess Risé Feb 20. 2 Replies

A New Kind of Transplant Bank

Started by Jay Lackritz. Last reply by Hostess Risé Feb 19. 3 Replies

Record year for Organ Transplants

Started by Hostess Risé Jan 1. 0 Replies

Pay It Forward

Started by Mark. Last reply by Mark Sep 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Atlanta Teenager Denied Heart Transplant

Started by Jay Lackritz. Last reply by Mark Aug 14, 2013. 6 Replies

It's Working!

Started by Mark. Last reply by Bobbiejo Jul 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Not good news

Started by Mark. Last reply by Mark Jul 10, 2013. 13 Replies

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Comment by Hostess Risé on January 1, 2014 at 7:32pm
Comment by Walt B on November 8, 2013 at 11:36am

Here is a video about expanding the window for transplanting hearts.  Quite interesting and just one more step forward in transplantation.


Comment by Walt B on July 16, 2013 at 9:16am
Comment by Jay Lackritz on March 1, 2013 at 6:06am

Just an FYI for anyone who is still receiving social security checks in the mail.

Social Security deadline arrives for switching to direct deposit

For millions of seniors getting a monthly Social Security check in the mail, time's up.

Today (March 1) is the U.S. Treasury's mandatory deadline for switching over to electronic payments for Social Security and other federal benefits.

That means, unless you're over age 90, the days of a monthly paper check in the mail are coming to an end.

"We are getting lots of calls. People are resigned that they need to switch and they're calling to do so," said Walt Henderson, director of the U.S. Treasury's Go Direct program.

This week, he said, Go Direct's call center has been getting up to 45,000 calls a day.

Since the mandatory switch was announced in April 2011, millions of seniors – some reluctantly – have been signing up for electronic payments, either directly deposited into a bank account or onto a Direct Expressdebit card.

About 94.3 percent of all Social Security and SSI recipients are getting paperless payments, according to Henderson. As of this week, that still leaves roughly 4.25 million seniors who haven't signed up but Henderson said he's hopeful of getting "close to 100 percent" compliance.

"All we're doing is changing the delivery," said Henderson. "We're not requiring you to get on the Internet or buy a computer. We're putting an electronic deposit into your bank account. Beyond that, we're not changing anything."

Anyone who turned 90 as of May 1, 2011, isn't required to sign up for electronic payments.

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Comment by DAP1122 (Don) on November 27, 2012 at 11:25am

Doctor from first kidney transplant in 1954 passed away - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/health/dr-joseph-e-murray-transpl...

Comment by Forest (Eugene) on November 25, 2012 at 2:52pm

I like the new look very much!

Comment by Hostess Risé on November 25, 2012 at 1:53pm

Did you notice the new look on Transplant Friends?  I just had an interior designer come over my house- LOL

Comment by Rachel on August 28, 2012 at 10:02pm

In this afternoons news  they finally mentioned for tx pts to be extra careful after 6/7pm with the mosquitos.   If you're having flu like symptoms to get tested right away.  I was outside watering around 6:45pm and I thought I saw a mosq. buzzing around OH NO, I threw the hose and turned it off and went inside.  :)  

Comment by livecam on August 25, 2012 at 11:44pm
Comment by Hostess Risé on August 21, 2012 at 7:07pm

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