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Lung Transplant

Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

View post on imgur.com HA! I know how that dude feels! My husband, Randy, is two years post double lung transplant. A double lung transplant is a ve...

The Day My Husband Received His New Lungs

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

On the cusp of the Season of Giving, I thought about writing a very profound and poetic post about my husband's miraculous double lung transplant in September 2013 ... but instead, I think I will skip the poetry and say it straight.

The Very Specific Reason Why Children Freak Me Out

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Children freak me out. Now, I don't mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago.

The Ultimate Clutter Bust

Brooks Palmer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Brooks Palmer

A woman spoke that evening whose son had died, and he was a registered donor. His organs went to seven different people. It was such a moving talk. I was deeply affected by what she shared and her son's sacrifice. It made me think of two things.

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

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.

Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Deliver on the Promise of Healthier Air

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Each day, American Lung Association volunteers and staff work hard to fight lung cancer, reduce the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an...

The Moving Story of a Real-Life Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

2013-12-18-201312171499542_10202034595899338_145275351_nthumb.jpgThis 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.

Your Lungs Can Live On Even After You Die. Here's What It Means For Organ Transplants

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately n...

Girl Set For More Surgery After Two Lung Transplants

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A 10-year-old girl who had two adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations u...

10-Year-Old Girl Doing Well After Second Lung Transplant

AP | KATHY MATHESON and JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose parents sued to challenge national lung transplant rules received a second set of lungs after th...

Girl Who Fought For Lung Transplant Communicating By Nodding

AP | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A spokeswoman for the family of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double-lung transplant after a national debate ov...

Lab-Grown Organs May Help Patients Like Sarah Murnaghan

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she'd been waiting for months, and her parents had sued t...

Court Hearing Over Organ Donation On Hold After Girl's Lung Transplant

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A court hearing over organ donor matches involving children is on hold after the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl at the center of t...

New Lungs Buy Time, But Don't Cure Cystic Fibrosis

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who fought for a lung transplant has a difficult journey ahead. The transplant isn't a cure for h...

Dying 10-Year-Old Placed On Transplant Waiting List

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The organ transplant network has placed a dying 10-year-old girl on the adult waiting list for a donated lung, complying with a judge's ...

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of 10-Year-Old Seeking Lung Transplant

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- A dying 10-year-old girl has become eligible to seek donor lungs from an adult transplant ...

Palin: Government 'Draws The Line At Saving A Little Girl's Life'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took to Twitter on Tuesday night after learning that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would no...

WATCH: First Ever 'Breathing Lung' Transplant

Posted 03.21.2013 | Los Angeles

Doctors at UCLA have completed the first successful "breathing lung" transplant. In November, transplant patient Fernando Padilla, 57, got an early...

Woman Dies Of Cancer After Receiving Smoker's Lungs In Transplant

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

A 27-year-old British woman with cystic fibrosis died after receiving a pair of smoker's lungs in an organ transplant. Her family said the woman did n...

WATCH: Hospital Hosts Prom For Sick Kids

Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact

After Jeff Kahan lost his son to cancer, the grieving dad decided to bring life to kids battling life-threatening diseases. He fulfills his mission...

Community Rallies Together To Help Teen In Need Of Lung Transplant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most three-year-olds are concerned with ABCs, cookies and cartoons. For Bethany Bibb, it was the year she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Now 1...

Lyndsey Scott Received Lungs Of 30-Year Smoker In

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The family of a 28-year-old British woman who unknowingly received a lung transplant from a smoker says she would have been "horrified"...

Homeless 14-Year-Old Girl Gets Approved For Lung Transplant (UPDATE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: Ronnie Walker's social worker, Carolyn Taren, informed The Huffington Post today that the 14-year-old and her family will soon be moving into ...

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.