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Doctor Surprises ‘Star Wars’ Fan In Best Way
Austin Eggleston was born with congenital heart defects and needed a heart transplant to survive. After four months on the waiting list, the “Star Wars” fan got good news from a very special Wookie.
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Before-And-After Photos Of Kids Show Why Organ Donation Is So Important
When A Mom Heard Her Son's Heart Beat In Another Child's Body
"It's so strong."
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Little Girl Meets Parents Of The 'Angel' Who Donated Her Organs
"We all share a bond that is like no other."
IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Saves Lives With Organ Donations
His donated organs are already helping others.
On The Anniversary Of Son's Accident, Mom Spends The Day With The Recipient Of His Heart
This wasn’t the first time that Allingham had met Schwering’s family. In fact, the two families have become close over the
Mother Hears Late Son's Heart Beat Inside Organ Recipient For First Time
Jennifer Lentini, left, and Vicki Brannon, right, posing with a picture of Matthew McIntyre, who is in the center of the
The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later
The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.
Mom Reacts To USDA Rejecting Organ Donation From Gay Son
A portion of an organ donation from a deceased gay Iowa teen has been rejected due to his sexual orientation.
Sabrina Timms Gets New Kidney From Ex-Fiance Daniel Burdick (VIDEO)
"That's the important part, you know, just make sure that she's good," Burdick told the station. "Music can come later. It
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Woman Who Donated Kidney To Husband Now Wants It Back
This isn't the first time story we've read at the intersection of divorce and organ donation -- though the last story was
The Moving Story of a Real-Life Miracle on 34th Street
This past week, I witnessed a true Christmas miracle in the early hours of Dec. 12. 2013 come true for a seven-year old little boy, right on 34th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lessons From Donating Bone Marrow
Executive vice president, mission advancement, America's Promi...
In the process of giving bone marrow to my dad, I have discovered that we all have the power to change and possibly save a human life. Perhaps our hearts and minds, like fresh new cells, can open up a new world of possibility -- both for the one who receives the gift, and for the one who gives.
An Educated Consumer Is the Best Customer... Even in a Hospital Setting
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs
Author, 'A Clergy Guide to End of Life Issues'
Organ donation is an important part of our giving back to those who are awaiting a functioning organ when our bodies no longer have need of those organs. It is also a very individual and private decision that one should consider while one is still healthy.
How Can Organ Donation Rates Be Improved?
The best answer to any question
Marion Barry Proposes D.C. Tax Break For Organ Donors
But the National Kidney Foundation supports tax breaks for organ donors, having put the living donor tax credit on its list
Jennifer Wederell, Woman With Cystic Fibrosis, Dies After Receiving Smoker's Lungs In Transplant (PHOTOS)
“It is very rare for patients to specify that they do not wish to be considered for clinically healthy lungs from smokers
How to Save Money by Donating Your Body to Science
Jim T. Miller
Syndicated columnist, NBC Today contributor and creator of Sav...
With little money to spare, I'm looking for a cheap way to die and have heard that donating my body to science is free, not to mention it benefits medical research. What can you tell me about body donations?
My Celebration of Life: My Organ Transplant Journey
Founder and Director, Project ASCEND
It was a brisk December morning when I received the call that I had received a heart from the transplant waiting list. A few days later, I woke up receiving word that I had also become the recipient of successful dual heart and kidney transplant.
Giving Mom a Kidney and Her 'New Life'
Journalist, publicist and bona-fide Italophile who blogs at 1c...
Be a donor. It's an incredible act of generosity and courage. But there's also anxiety and worry. When it goes well, you are rewarded with the joy of seeing your recipient with newfound energy and a love of life. They got a second chance because of you.
Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective
Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA
Director, The Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai ...
More than 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for solid organ transplants, but in 2011 there were just 28,465 transplants completed. And the shortage is only worsening as the numbers of available organs continues to drop, both from living and deceased donors.
Jeremy Bell, Florida Man, Loses 100 Pounds To Donate Kidney To Sister
Tired of watching a dialysis machine keep his sister alive, Jeremy Bell decided to lose 100 pounds so he could save her. Feeling
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