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5th Annual Transplant Forum Benefit

Please join us for an unforgettable evening at the Metropolitan Club to reconnect and celebrate our commitment to raising critical funds for transplant research and patient care at Columbia University Irving Medical Center!

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The 5th Annual Transplant Forum Benefit

Transplant Talks: The Latest in Xenotransplantation


On May 2, 2022, the Transplant Forum hosted Transplant Talks: The Latest in Xenotransplantation. The conversation, moderated by Dr. Jean C. Emond, featured a discussion with Dr. David Sachs and Dr. Megan Sykes on the latest advancements in xenotransplantation, the future of the field, and an update on progress in our understanding of immune tolerance. 

We appreciate your time and interest in this important and rapidly-changing area of medicine. As the Transplant Forum continues to raise awareness and funding for transplantation research across all organ disciplines, your support is needed more than ever.

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Alive at 65: Three-time Transplant Recipient Jerry Cahill Appreciates Every Day

Jerry’s survival depended on a kidney-liver double transplant, and recovery wouldn’t be easy. But his indomitable spirit convinced doctors that it was worth the risk.

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Three New Organs, One New Life

One year after undergoing a 23-hour triple transplant that gave him two new lungs, a liver, and a kidney, 25-year-old Raymond Fermin says, “I wake up every day feeling grateful that I’m still here and that I can breathe now.”

There was a time when Raymond had to witness life from the sidelines. Born with an aggressive form of cystic fibrosis — a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs — Raymond started experiencing trouble breathing as a teenager. By age 23, cystic fibrosis had ravaged Raymond’s body, causing multiorgan failure and leaving him with limited breathing capacity, recurrent lung infections, cirrhosis in his liver, and advanced kidney disease that led to dialysis.

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