Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Very Generous Parents donate baby's organs

Parents of a 6-day old baby who died agreed to donate her organs for transplantation, a first in British medical Hospital. Doctors said that this will give hope to hundreds of other newborn babies and older children.

The transplant was done by a medical team at Hammersmith Hospital in London from a tiny newborn baby, that involves her kidneys and liver cells. The donor was a baby girl born at term after an emergency caesarean section. The baby was very sick since her brain had been starved of oxygen for a long period during the pregnancy that damaged her brain and was not able to respond to any stimuli. She weighed almost 3.2kg.

The doctor who attended to the baby, Gaurav Atreja, said, "It's extremely hard to put into words, the nature of my job". He said he was "very factual with the parents" and that "they showed their keenness and came back very quickly" to agree to the transplant.

Her parents gave consent to the hospital for organ donation, and 6 days after she was born when the death had been confirmed, the organs were retrieved with the help of an experienced surgeon from the National Organ Retrieval Service.

The baby's kidneys, only 3.8cm long, were about a third the size of an adult's, doctors said, but such organs are normally fully functioning after only about 37 weeks of pregnancy.

The researchers hope that this will help revolutionize a new way of thinking about neonatal organ donation.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pope Francis Visit to Haiyan Victim Tacloban cut short because of Typhoon

Haiyan, Tacloban, Pope Francis, Philippines

Pope Francis visited the typhoon-ravage central Philippine city of Tacloban early Saturday January 17, 2015 but it was cut short due to an impending typhoon that is threatening the province.

In the main cathedral in Palo, Leyte he told the people, that he has a sad news and he will be leaving at 1 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. "I am sad about this, truly saddened, because I had something prepared especially for you."

Pope Francis received a gift from the church which is an image of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception made from the debris from the church which was torn by Haiyan.

The incoming Tropical Storm named Mekkhala has 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour winds, the storm suspended ferry services to Leyte and stranded thousands of travelers including some who wanted to see the pope.

Government officials estimated the crowd at 150,000 before the pope's arrival and said there were thousands more outside the airport.
Haiyan, Tacloban, Pope Francis, Philippines
After the mass according to a local news report a scaffolding near the stage collapsed killing a woman and a plane with government officials inside overshot the runway at Tacloban airport shortly after the Pope left.

The Pope will held a Sunday Mass at Manila's Rizal Park which is expected to draw 6 million worshipers.

In the U.S. an unknown host rips the pope saying “I was starting to really like this Pope." “He’s dead to me now. Oh yeah, f*ck the Pope. Look, George Bush said it: you’re either with us or against us. Apparently the Pope is not with us.” He was reacting to the Pope statements on criticism of religion.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Massachusetts Woman Gave Birth Didn't Know She was Pregnant

Katherine Kropas, surprised mom, mom, pregnant,

Katherine Kropas 23, of Weymouth, Massachusetts gave birth to a healthy 10-pound baby girl at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth. She didn't know that she was pregnant, she delivered the baby Tuesday evening an hour after her doctors told her that she was pregnant.

She went to South Shore Hospital to have doctors look at her worsening back pain. Doctors could not trace the source of the pain, until they had her undergo an ultrasound test and found out she was carrying a baby in her womb.

The unprepared and clearly surprised mother was immediately rushed to the delivery room and gave birth at 11:06 pm Tuesday. She learned that she was pregnant at 10:15 PM. Kropas said that she didn't had any signs of pregnancy like morning sickness, but she had a swollen feet over the past nine months which she thought was the result of standing too much since she works as a caterer. She also said that she and her boyfriend always use birth control and her cycle didn't change.

She named her 10 lbs. baby girl Ellie.