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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus patient takes part in a potentially revolutionary clinical study For about three years, Don Davis, a 58-year-old Deputy Chief Information Officer who lives in Prince William County, had severe kidney problems. This included living with kidney failure — his kidneys functioned at less than 15 percent of normal capacity — for…

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Colleen Adamson survives and thrives 20 years after lifesaving operation On the day Colleen Adamson was listed for a lung transplant by her Inova Fairfax Medical Campus doctors, they asked her if she was ready for the major operation. “Absolutely. I can’t breathe,” she told them. “I can’t wait.” Little did anyone know on July…

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Against All Odds Inova heart transplant patients, who never met while receiving lifesaving care in adjoining hospital rooms, reconnected and found enduring love On Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja’s first date, the couple paused their dinner for a medicine break. Both needed to take anti-rejection drugs to help sustain their transplanted hearts. “It was a…

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Kidney transplant team provides a seamless care journey For patients with end-stage renal disease, a kidney transplant offers a ray of hope for renewed health and a return to normal activities. Offering the highest level of expertise and technology, the Inova Transplant Center on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus combines leading-edge transplant techniques with a…

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Linda J. Bogar, MD, is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery.  This month, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant ever performed on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Among those celebrating are retired cardiothoracic surgeon Edward Lefrak, MD, who performed that first transplant in 1986, and the patient who received…

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Organizations Will Honor Transplantation Community with Flag-Raising Ceremony Falls Church, VA – (March 31, 2009) — April is National Donate Life Month, and Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is partnering with Inova Fairfax Hospital to kick off month-long activities with a ceremony on April 3rd.  The event will be held at 10am outside the hospital’s Gray Entrance…

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