A tale of two Michaels – Elizabeth Baptiste and Michael Schofield met in San Francisco on June 1, 2013. Schofield received an islet cell transplantation from Baptiste's deceased son, Michael.
A tale of two Michaels – For an islet cell transplantation, doctors isolate the cells from a donor pancreas and infuse them into a living patient with Type 1 diabetes.
A tale of two Michaels – Michael Baptiste was declared brain dead on March 31, 2012. He was 23.
A tale of two Michaels – Michael Baptiste once took his mom on a trip to Disneyworld. "He was a giving person," she says. When he got his driver's license, he checked the box to be an organ donor without hesitation.
A tale of two Michaels – Researchers are trying to figure out how to keep more of the transplanted cells alive in the recipient's body. The procedure not yet been approved by the FDA in the United States.