How did UChicago Medicine end up performing six triple-organ transplants in one year? It’s all about the right pieces of a complex puzzle coming together at the right time.
Transplant recipients must follow a strict diet for a year after their surgery. Due to their immunosuppressive medications that keep their bodies from rejecting a new organ, transplant recipients are more susceptible to developing infections, and a foodborne illness can make a patient seriously ill.
Three years after being told there was nothing that could be done to treat a liver tumor, Nicole Leon is cancer-free, married and recently gave birth to a son.