Posted on April 23rd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
April is National Donate Life Month
New England Donor Services coordinated the recovery and transplant of 1,159 organs in 2018, the most ever. Through the generosity of 393 organ donors, 2,236 tissue donors and the dedicated work of NEDS staff, both OPOs (New England Organ Bank and LifeChoice Donor Services) realized increases in donation and transplant again this year.
The staff at Speare Memorial Hospital recently took time to reflect on Organ Donation by raising a flag for those who have donated and those who received a donation.
More than 7 million New Englanders are registered as organ and tissue donors. Please consider becoming an organ and tissue donor.
* Living donation is not included in a donor registration.
Weight Loss Surgery at Speare
Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
It’s time. Medical science has determined that weight loss surgery saves lives. Maybe it can save yours or the life of someone you know. After much anticipation, Plymouth General Surgery has opened its Weight Loss Surgery Center at Speare. Offering two of the most successful and widely performed procedures—gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—patients are now […]
Esophageal Cancer: On the Rise
Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
While many cancer deaths are decreasing across our country, there is one growing at an alarming rate – esophageal cancer. And this is of tremendous concern to Dr. Joseph Casey, of Plymouth General Surgery. “Cancer of the esophagus is one of the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the United States, with nearly 18,000 new cases […]