Patient with Rare Condition is Now Disease Free Following Dual-Organ Transplant & Stem Cell Transplant
David Gildea believes that if physicians at The Nebraska Medical Center hadn't been willing to take a chance on him, he wouldn't be here today. "I knew my odds of surviving amyloidosis were very slim," said Gildea. "I am so thankful that the medical center was not afraid to roll the dice."
Gildea is among few patients with amyloidosis to receive a dual-organ transplant followed by stem cell transplantation.
Transplant Reunion Celebrates Second Chances
Several hundred transplant recipients from across the nation will gather in Omaha to celebrate their second chance at life at The Nebraska Medical Center's 2009 Transplant Reunion. The reunion will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.