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Organ Donation

Vietnam Vet Donates Kidney To Old War Buddy

LittleThings | Jade Walker | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact

Vietnam veteran Bill Warner and John Middaugh formed a bond that will truly last a lifetime. 47 years ago, these two young men first met while trainin...

The Need for Organ Donors Is Urgent and Growing

Ellery Payton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Ellery Payton

I was lucky enough to receive a kidney transplant from a member of my congregation. It was truly a lifesaving gift, one that allowed me to be the father my son needed. On behalf of the 101,000 kidney patients waiting for a kidney transplant, thank you for considering the gift of life.

Tight Audience-Targeting to Raise Kidney Awareness

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.02.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

I've just produced a report for PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly broadcast, along with correspondent Lucky Severson, that examines SURVIVAL's impressive record, and includes the new, but still nascent, preparations among African-American Baptists for starting their own affinity-based donation program.

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Saves Lives With Organ Donations

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday night at the age of 37. He sustained a head injury after he was hit by debris and crashed during a r...

Why You Should Choose to Say 'Yes' to Organ Donation

Michaela Shelley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Michaela Shelley

I want to live to a day where no one has to die because the call for a new organ didn't come in time. A transplant can extend a patients life for several months but also possibly several years.

Mom's Tribute To Her Son Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents

On the anniversary of the accident that killed her teenage son, a Canadian mom spent the day championing the cause of heart disease awareness with the...

Just Accept The Fact This Organ Donation PSA Will Leave You Sobbing

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

Just TRY to get through the video without crying.

Grieving Mom Listens To Her Dead Son's Transplanted Heart

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents

Sue Ellen Monaghan lost her 25-year-old son Tim Conley last year after he hit his head while working at a Home Depot. His sudden death was devastating...

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.

Be an Everyday Superhero: Saving a Life Is Easier Than It Sounds

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

People tend to think that superheroes have magic powers, but ordinary mortals have the power to save lives too -- no cape required. April is Donate Life Month and and donating an organ is one of the most powerful things you can do to save a life.

'Hero' Newborn Baby Becomes Youngest Organ Donor In The UK

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The youngest-ever organ donor in the UK is reportedly a newborn baby who lived for only 100 minutes. According to the BBC, newborn Teddy Houlston...

Don't Worry About the Government (Hospitals)

Christopher Taylor Barry | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Christopher Taylor Barry

I recently had the opportunity to work in the Indian Government Hospital setting as a transplant surgery adviser to the Government of Rajasthan and it reminded me of the Veteran's Administration Hospitals in the U.S. Any big bureaucracy anywhere in the world is bound to have inefficiencies and strange cultural quirks.

A Living Stranger Gives a Piece of Himself, His Kidney, to Save a Mother's Life

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

More incredible than donating to someone known or related is that many people are donating organs to absolute strangers -- living donors giving away a major body part to someone who they have never met.

How the United States Stacks Up to Other Countries in Chronic Kidney Disease

Elisa Gordon | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

By inspiring international comparisons, World Kidney Day fosters greater knowledge about chronic kidney disease and reveals possible ways we can improve patient health. And that is good news for everyone.

Could Government-Mandated Kidney Donation be a Good Thing?

Nathan Robinson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Nathan Robinson

Every year, America's kidney crisis results in a number of deaths equal to more than one-and-a-half 9/11s. It is far past time to end this moral horror, by establishing a universal national kidney lottery.

Organ Donation Is Hard Enough Without Having To Worry About This, Too

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living

By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - When Sigrid Fry-Revere decided to donate a kidney to a friend in 2010, she thought she knew what ...

Second Chances

Nishma Shah | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

What does a second chance mean to you? For some people it means given another chance at a relationship, to others it's another chance at a promotio...

Blood Donation Ban Is Only The First Barrier To Medical Equality For Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Some gay and bisexual men who want to donate blood will be able to once the Food and Drug Administration's new recommendations take effect. The revise...

Why I Raced 3,267 Feet Up a Mountain on Saturday Night

Jen Reeder | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I've done a lot of seemingly crazy things in my life, usually for fun. Two years ago I donated a kidney to my husband out of love. And on Saturday night, I hiked 3,267 vertical feet up Aspen Mountain to support organ donation (well, and because there was lasagna and beer at the top).

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.

Joining the Smallest Club in America

Jack Doueck | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Doueck

The day arrived, and I lay on the bare operating table, with my eyes closed and my mind at peace. When I opened them three hours later I knew that someone had just received the gift of life. I smiled as I knew that I had just joined the smallest club in America.

Surgeons Perform First-Ever 'Dead Heart' Transplants

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science

In what's being hailed as a major medical breakthrough, surgeons in Australia have successfully performed the first-ever "dead heart" transplants--rep...

This 6-Year-Old Used Crayons And Paper To Help Get Her Mom A Life-Saving Kidney

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, simple creativity and a dose of determination can save a life -- at least, that's what 6-year-old Jocelyn Williams used to find a kidney f...

The Real Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

How did a 31 year-old Tennessee woman, who is mother of seven children -- one critically ill --become best friends with a single, 24 year-old from Philadelphia? Two years later, I'm still trying to sort that out myself.

The Power of Organ Donation That Saved My Son's Life

Heather Thomson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Thomson

Think about that -- if Don was not a donor, 50 people, including my little boy, would likely be living a very different life or would not have been able to sustain one.