Blood and Marrow Transplantation Division
Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.
The pediatric patient who received a cord blood transplant back in April in an attempt to cure HIV/AIDs has died, according to officials with the Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Medical officials said the 12-year-old boy, who has not been named, was born with HIV and later contracted leukemia.