Transplant

Celebrate National Donor Day on February 14, 2019

Author: Amber Pharmacy  On a day that most people recognize for sharing valentines with their loved ones, it is also a day that we learn about sharing the gift of life with those in need of organ and tissue donations. February 14 is National Donor Day, which was originally designated in 1998 by the U.S.…

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The Transplant Teacher: Meet Clinical Pharmacist Rusty Helser

Author: Amber Pharmacy  Rusty Helser is a clinical pharmacist with the Transplant Center of Excellence (COE) at Amber Pharmacy. After attending Chadron State College, Rusty earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A Passion for Patient Education Patient education comes naturally for Rusty, and it’s one of the reasons he…

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Shedding Light on Light Sensitivity

Author: Connie Kerkhove, Clinical Pharmacist  The hot summer sun can feel like enemy number one for people with light sensitivity. Light sensitivity can change the way you perform day-to-day activities, especially in the summertime. People taking certain medications and people who have chronic health conditions may be more sensitive to light. Learn more about photosensitivity…

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9 Tips to Stay Healthy While Taking Medications that can Affect Your Immune System

Author: Michele Martindale  Sometimes the medications that heal patients also increase their chances of getting sick. Transplant recipients and people with HIV, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer are some of the patients at Amber Pharmacy who take medications that can weaken their immune system and increase their risk of infection. It’s important for both patients and…

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Organ Donation Innovation

Author: Rusty Helser, Lead Transplant Pharmacist In April Amber Pharmacy celebrated National Donate Life Month. As the month comes to a close, we take a look at some of the latest innovations in transplant technology. These life-saving devices and discoveries are helping close the organ donation supply and demand gap and are giving new life…

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A Personal Touch to Transplant Care

Author: Peggy Tomes | Senior VP of Billing and Reimbursement April is National Donate Life Month. To celebrate, through a series of blog posts we are putting a spotlight on the important role specialty pharmacies play in caring for transplant patients and taking a look back at our 20-year history of supporting the transplant community. When…

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Understanding Specialty Pharmacy’s Role in Transplant Patient Care

Author: Peggy Tomes | Senior VP of Billing and Reimbursement April is National Donate Life Month. To celebrate, through a series of blog posts we are putting a spotlight on the important role specialty pharmacies play in caring for transplant patients and taking a look back at our 20-year history of supporting the transplant community.…

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