Category: Liver transplant

Liver transplant center is ‘a godsend’

By Scott Brinton, LI Hearald

The state Department of Health recently approved the Island’s first adult liver transplant program at Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. Surgeons and doctors at the 15,000-square-foot Sandra Atlas Bass Center for Liver Diseases, on the NSUH campus, began compiling a list of patients in greatest need of transplants in June. Now they are waiting for livers to become available to start transplanting them into patients.

Northwell is expected to perform 10 liver transplants over the next year.

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Nassau County Cops To Be Honored For Getting Patient To Transplant Surgery

Dana Sepulveda, then terminally ill, got the call from her doctor in June that the liver and kidney she needed were available — if she got to the hospital in Manhattan in 90 minutes.

The Massapequa mother of two — who is married to an NYPD officer — said she was shaking and desperate to get to Mount Sinai Hospital when she walked into the Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct in Seaford asking for help at about 6 a.m. on June 26.

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