Adam Bingaman, M.D., director, live donor kidney transplant, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Outreach Transplant Clinic in Lubbock, and the staff will be treated to a fajita lunch to celebrate the success of a kidney transplant on19-year-old Mandi Arce. Ms. Arce received a kidney from her father, Roy Arce, and was transplanted in October 2014. “This transplant has enabled Mandi to take the next step in her life—entering South Plains College this semester,” said Mr. Arce. “She wants to get her degree in psychology and become a child life specialist since she has spent a lot of time in the hospital.”
This is Ms. Arce’s second transplant. Ms. Arce was transplanted for the first time in Dallas in 2011, but her body rejected the kidney within 24 hours. Then her dad decided to be tested and was a match “We want people to know that we now have a transplant clinic here in Lubbock making it easier for people needing transplants to get them,” said Mr. Arce.
The Lubbock outreach clinic offers services for kidney and pancreas transplants, allowing patients to have their pre- and post- transplant care close to home and the actual transplant in San Antonio. The clinic serves patients throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, located in San Antonio, is the largest live donor kidney transplant program in the nation.
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