Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pierre Luc Charland

Aside from being a very experienced transplant coordinator in the Houston area, Pierre is also an amazing content creator for our properties. Pierre plays a key role in driving our mission and offering expert insight to the ever evolving world of transplantation.

Stories From This Author:


I unsigned my organ donation card (and still want to be a donor). Here’s why.

                 I have been working in transplantation for several years now and we are always grateful for the donors and their family.  ...

Kidney Transplant Following Other Organ Transplant: What do Statistics Say?

With the advance of medicine and better understanding of everything related to transplantation, more patients live longer than ever after transplantation these days. Drugs are better, patient management is...

Michigan Increases its Organ Donor Pool by a Simple Action

If I was asked that question 10-15 years ago the answer would have been different than today. It was safe to say that most transplant center did not do...

Kidney Transplant and Pain Medicine

An interesting study came out at the American Transplant Congress conference held last month in Philadelphia, Pa. Patients who were chronic opioid (pain medicine) user had a lower graft...

New Heart Transplant Device Use to Deliver Warm (Heart) Organ

A new device being tested at UCLA Medical Center in California is use to deliver heart ready for transplant. Traditionally organs are delivered on ice from the organ donor...

New medication to prevent CMV for organ transplant recipient?

Let’s come back to Letermovir. It has also obtained the status of Orphan Drug in the European Union (EU). That status is reserved for drugs used to treat rare...