I’m a Liver Not a Fighter

After a special delivery today of a plush liver from Tal & Nicole, Derek and I decided to look up more products from the I Heart Guts line. This t-shirt is totally awesome. Find it here: I Heart Guts

“Don’t ask how I came upon this, but it seems like it should be bigger news. Huh???” -Em

I won't ask.  Here's a link to the picture and article! I like the part about The sides of the bunny are 20 feet high and the designers hope hikers will try climbing up to relax on top and take in the view. It’s a view that includes the “heart, liver and intestines” spilling out its …

F-ing livers. What can friends do, beyond support? Can we help find a donor?

Hey, don't knock the liver! Instead, maybe get mad at what is causing all the liver problems: an overactive immune system. What can friends do, beyond support? We don't know yet.  Each one of you provides something unique that we'll need throughout the process.  Maybe help with spoofie.tumblr.com? Can we help find a donor? Sure, …

Liver Camp

I wrote this just after we went to Lahey last spring for a two-day session on what a liver transplant would entail. When we initially found out that Derek was approved to be on the list, but wouldn't be listed, we put this blog and this post on hold. -Logan We knew it would be …

How are those MELD scores in the PNW (Pacific Northwest)?

There's good data here with lots of fancy graphs.  Or you can create your own data here, but it's really hard to quantify the basis of your question:  The average MELD score for transplantation is 20 nationally (I'm now at 14). The number of transplants done by region (with the Southeast which performed the most transplants): …