Meet Dr. Celeste Williams: Head of Michigan’s largest cardiac transplantation program
DETROIT – Dr. Celeste Williams is the head of Michigan’s largest cardiac transplantation program. Williams is the first person a heart failure patient would see before being placed on the transplant list. Williams is a nationally-known cardiologist from Henry Ford Hospital. She’s a leading authority on advanced heart failure and transplants. Williams is tasked with leading the cardiac transplantation program, the largest in the state of Michigan.
Henry Ford Health performs Michigan’s first COVID-linked double lung transplant
DETROIT – Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital performed the first double lung transplant in Michigan that was linked to COVID-19. I was getting sick so fast,” Jackie Dennis said. Special education teacher Jackie Dennis was diagnosed with COVID in November of last year. Doctors said Dennis needed a double lung transplant. She underwent the transplant at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Jan. 16.
Michigan Medicine’s first COVID patient reflects on his experience one year later
ANN ARBOR – Paul DeWyse was known only to the public as “Wayne County man with history of domestic travel” after he became Michigan Medicine’s first confirmed COVID patient last March. Placed in an isolation room on the sixth floor, 58-year-old DeWyse knew this illness could have a negative outcome. “I wanted to help him feel more human when the world wasn’t treating him like one,” she said in the same interview. When he was discharged, he was struck by how the once-empty Regional Infectious Containment Unit was suddenly full with sick patients. In a video of DeWyse recently released by Michigan Medicine, he says he makes a point to enjoy the outdoors and physical activities as much as possible.
Donated heart for 8-year-old boy is ‘Christmas Miracle’ for Michigan family
Mott Children’s Hospital, but he’s happy to be there after receiving the Christmas gift of a lifetime. You can die suddenly from it.”Kaiden needed a heart transplant, which could take months. Kaiden wasn’t the only lucky patient at Mott Children’s Hospital this year. That’s music to my ears.”Barron said she will forever be grateful to the person who selflessly signed up to be an organ donor and saver her son’s life. Click here to learn more about organ donation and join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Metro Detroit man thankful for the gift of life
GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. – Living donor organ transplants of the kidney and liver have really changed the landscape of organ donation. Instead of having to wait until an organ becomes available and getting sicker and sicker with each passing day, having a living donor allows you to bypass that. The only treatment is to end up having a liver transplant. In time his condition worsened and he was placed on a liver transplant list. One year ago on Nov. 25, 2019 during a 10 hour surgery, Henry Ford Transplant Institute surgeon, Dr. Atsushi Yoshida, a specialist in Transplant Surgery completed the living donor transplant.
Living sister donates part of liver to sick brother: ‘A lot of excitement and hope’
The gift of life is an incredible thing, and one local man is about to find out firsthand. He’s sick and a transplant is the only thing that could save his life. “But it comes down to, you know, life choices and things that I’ve done with my life, you know? She went about this in doing all her research herself.”“Of course a little bit nervous but honestly there is a lot of excitement and hope,” said Julia. Now he’s getting ready for a life changing surgery that will save his life all thanks to his sister.
Why it’s important for people of color to be organ donors
It’s happening across the board, but more so in communities of color and while organs are not matched based on race or ethnicity, it’s still important for minorities to donate. He was placed on the transplant list in August 2015. READ: Keeping hope alive for patients waiting for organ transplants“We need to donate. It’s a lot of us waiting on transplants," Love said. RELATED: Register: Michigan organ donors neededClick here to learn more about organ donation and join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.
Stars of NBC’s newest show talk to Live In The D
The Fall TV season here and this year one of the most buzzed about show is a new medical drama “Transplant.” It joins NBC’s tradition of great medical shows like “ER”, “New Amsterdam,” and “Chicago Med.”“Transplant” offers a different twist on your typical medial show. It follows a Syrian doctor and refugee in Canada who joins the staff at a top hospital after a freak accident. Kim Degiulio spoke to the show’s stars, Hamza Haq and Ayisha Issa, about what the audience can expect, and how it feels to be playing doctors during a real life, global pandemic. See what they say in the video above, and catch new episodes of “Transplant” Tuesdays on Local 4 at 10 pm.