Kidney transplant recipient from Colorado gets new heart at UMMC
For immediate release: March 17, 2014
Dan Scott was born in Colorado with only one kidney and a congenital heart defect known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A hit in the stomach at five years old sent Dan into kidney failure, and at 14 years old he received a kidney transplant. His father served as a living donor.
It was Dan’s search for a job as a teacher that eventually brought him to Baltimore. Eight years after moving to the Baltimore area, his cardiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) informed him that he would need a heart transplant. He began meeting with the transplant team at UMMC. Dan had been told that the team at UMMC was expert at handling complicated transplant cases, like patients who had received more than one organ transplant.
Dan's transplant was successful, and he now volunteers with the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland to help increase awareness about the need for organ donation. Read Dan's full story.