Man donates kidney to his mother in Mississippi hospital’s 3,000th organ transplant

NOW TO SOME NEWS WE LOVE. A MOTHER WHOSE KIDNEYS ARE FAILING IS GETTING A LIFE SAVING DONATION FROM HER ONLY SON. DOCTORS AT UMC SAY 45 YEAR OLD TAWANA DAVIS IS KIDNEYS WERE RECEIVING DIALYSIS THREE TIMES A WEEK. THEY SAID SHE NEEDED A TRANSPORT PLAN. SO ON JUNE 28TH, HER SON, 25 YEAR OLD QUINTON HOGAN, MADE THAT POSSIBLE. HE DONATED HIS KIDNEY TO HIS MOM. DAVIS GETS A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE WHILE MAKING HISTORY WITH HER SON AT UMC AND DOING A BOOK RIGHT. I HAD ALREADY BEEN IN TEARS IN A WAY. THE THOUGHT THAT HE WANTED TO HELP ME IF I GOT IN ANY SAY SO OR ANY POINT OF KEEPING HER HERE. YOU KNOW, EXTENDING EXTENDING HER TIME CLOCK HERE. WHY? WHY NOT DO IT NOW? DAVIS RECEIVED THE 3000 ORGAN TRANSPLANT AT THE STATE’S ONLY ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER ENTRANCE PLANT PROGRAM. BOTH DAVIS A

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Man donates kidney to his mother in Mississippi hospital’s 3,000th organ transplant

Tawanna Davis gets new lease on life thanks to son Quinten Hogan

A Mississippi woman has a new lease on life thanks to her son.Tawanna Davis, 45, received a new kidney from her 25-year-old son, Quinten Hogan. The surgery marked the 3,000th organ transplant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. “To do a live donor transplant on this occasion was extra special,” said Dr. Christopher Anderson, the James D. Hardy professor and chair of UMMC’s Department of Surgery. “This is a landmark number, and it’s telling that the majority of those have been done in the last decade. It speaks to the institutional commitment for transplant in the state of Mississippi.”Anderson removed Hogan’s left kidney; Dr. Felicitas Koller, associate professor of transplant surgery, implanted it next to Davis’ two diseased organs. The procedures took about 8 hours, UMMC officials said.Hogan is Davis’ only child.”I didn’t give her my kidney, because it’s her kidney,” he said. “She gave it to me.”The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency said that of the 1,300 Mississippians waiting for an organ transplant, about 900 need a kidney – and most of those won’t get one for an average of three to five years.Davis’ kidney is among the 2,246 transplanted at the Medical Center. UMMC also has transplanted approximately 356 livers, 338 hearts, 11 lungs and 49 pancreases. Some recipients have received more than one organ, or half of a liver split between two persons.

A Mississippi woman has a new lease on life thanks to her son.

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Tawanna Davis, 45, received a new kidney from her 25-year-old son, Quinten Hogan. The surgery marked the 3,000th organ transplant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

“To do a live donor transplant on this occasion was extra special,” said Dr. Christopher Anderson, the James D. Hardy professor and chair of UMMC’s Department of Surgery. “This is a landmark number, and it’s telling that the majority of those have been done in the last decade. It speaks to the institutional commitment for transplant in the state of Mississippi.”

Anderson removed Hogan’s left kidney; Dr. Felicitas Koller, associate professor of transplant surgery, implanted it next to Davis’ two diseased organs. The procedures took about 8 hours, UMMC officials said.

Hogan is Davis’ only child.

“I didn’t give her my kidney, because it’s her kidney,” he said. “She gave it to me.”

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency said that of the 1,300 Mississippians waiting for an organ transplant, about 900 need a kidney – and most of those won’t get one for an average of three to five years.

Davis’ kidney is among the 2,246 transplanted at the Medical Center. UMMC also has transplanted approximately 356 livers, 338 hearts, 11 lungs and 49 pancreases. Some recipients have received more than one organ, or half of a liver split between two persons.

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