Gage Bingham is third in his family to receive a heart transplant

Photo of Gage with (left to right) sisters Sierra and Lindsey, dad Jason, mom Stacy, sister Megan and brother Hunter courtesy of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
On Wednesday, April 5, 8-year-old Gage Bingham became the third child in his family to receive a heart transplant at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Gage and two of his older sisters, Sierra and Lindsey, suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening form of heart failure. Sierra, now 17, received heart transplants in 2006 and 2015, and 13-year-old Lindsey had a transplant in 2013.

Gage’s transplant, after a 512-day wait, was enabled in part by a ventricular assist device that helped his failing heart to pump blood. The VAD kept him fairly healthy during the wait and gave the medical team flexibility to wait for a well-matched heart.

Gage’s doctors are happy with the outcome of his transplant, a blog post from the hospital explains:
‘I was quite pleased with how this transplant procedure went,’ said pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Olaf Reinhartz, MD, who led the transplant team. The surgeons did not encounter any major complications or bleeding, and the donor heart is a good match for Gage, Reinhartz said.
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