On April 1, 2016, the Gift of Life Donor Program and Donors are Heroes are holding a fundraising gala to raise funds for public education programs that emphasize the benefits and dispel many of the myths surrounding organ donations.
It is not uncommon to hear that the myths of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, and of Daksha, the goat-headed god found in the Hindus Puranas, are Hindu endorsements of xeno-transplantation.
Cholo goth duo Prayers are blazing hot right now, shifting their universe onto a higher plane, making their dreams reality and taking their fans with them into virtual reality.
Twenty years for anything is a long time, 20 years for a band can feel like a lifetime, but for California punk legends, Rancid, it is more than that, it is family, love, and a united brotherhood.
One morning, two of my doctors had just finished evaluating me. They had left the room and routinely sat down at their computer stations to type their medical notes. I could easily hear their conversation. I heard one doctor say to the other, "Oh well, he brought it upon himself."
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.
When I die, I would like to be eaten by puppies. I would prefer happy, rambunctious puppies, about eight weeks old and from the same litter if possible.
For far too many patients fighting the valiant fight against chronic kidney disease (CKD), tragically, the call never comes.
The BBC reported that, although the surgery was unexpected, Byrne isn't bothered by how it looks. At first, Byrne wanted
After that helicopter ride and subsequent hospitalization, Ola and her family knew she needed the transplants or she wouldn’t
To see Emily's new hand and get a sense of how well it works, check out the video below. The procedure cost about $800,000
Arizona's Republican-led state government just decided to cut their state budget by slashing their state's Medicaid coverage
A Valley man who took center stage in the debate over state budget cuts that stopped funding for certain transplants has
18 people die every day, due to the lack of organs available for transplant. Every 11 minutes, a new name is added to the national list. Making one's organs available postmortem just makes sense.
We hide behind words because the reality can be too painful. We try to soften the edges with euphemisms or oblique references. I will never say "pull the plug" again.
BERLIN -- The recipient of the world's first complete double arm transplant scratched his head and back and beamed at his