SEBASTOPOL, CA --Because disease doesn't play favorites, people of
all ages, economic, social and racial status become sick. For 64,000
people in the United States, the next step will be waiting to receive
an organ transplant. The wait can be days, weeks, months, or in
many cases, even years.
Making the Most of Your Gift of Life by Robert
Finn is for people who find themselves in need of an organ or
tissue transplant and their family members. Reg Green, author of
Effect: A Boy's Gift to the World, has written the
foreword. Nicholas was the little boy from Bodega Bay, CA whose
family was vacationing in Italy when he was killed by bandits.
His parents made the decision to donate his organs.
Finn's book includes information on:
Potential recipients can increase their chances for getting an
organ and adapting successfully by understanding how the transplant
system works and what to expect. This is the most complete and
up-to-date book on the market that addresses organ transplantation
for people who may need an organ transplant.
- Making the decision to have a transplant
- Choosing a transplant team
- Factors that go into determining a match
- What to do while waiting
- Detailed information on heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas
and other transplants
- Anti-rejection drugs and how to manage health after a transplant
- Emotional responses and where to look for support
- Stories from people who have received transplants
About the Author
Robert Finn is a science and medical journalist who has written
hundreds of articles for dozens
of publications, including Discover, Men's Fitness, the San
Francisco Chronicle, and The Scientist.
Although he has written about practically all areas of science,
he specializes in biomedicine and in science policy and has
interviewed close to 1,000 scientists, physicians, and other
experts during his career. Robert Finn is the author of
Clinical Trials: Experimental Treatments and How They Can Help
You (Patient-Centered Guides, 1999) and conducts nationwide
workshops based on the book.
Making the Most of Your Gift of Life
by Robert Finn
$19.95, 311 pages, paperback
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2000
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