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Medicine: Organ Transplants #824792

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 2006
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(Studio: Heidi Collins) Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients statistics on organ transplants & patients on the waiting list in 2004 cited.

(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) The story of Kaitlyne McNamara, who was born with spina bifida & bladder problems, presented; details given {with diagrams shown} about the procedure of using her own cells to create a new bladder that is implanted in the body. [Mother Tracy McNAMARA†- talks about her daughter's many surgeries & bladder pressure problems.] [Kaitlyne McNAMARA - comments.] [Wake Forest University urologist Dr. Anthony ATALA†- talks about problems with using intestine material for a bladder & about the implanted organ.] The potential for engineering organs from a patient's own cells noted.

Collins, Heidi;
Gupta, Sanjay

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