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Organ Donations

Organ Donation: Bringing the Conversation Home

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Lately, the news is full of information about high tech developments in organ donation and transplantation. For example, there has been talk about adv...

In Memory of a Man With a Big Heart

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.03.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

He lived for almost 59 years with his first heart, for nine years with the second one and for a full 15 years with his third heart. But each heart was a Big Heart and with each heart Richard ("Dick") A. Harbourt lived life to the fullest.

A Man with 'Three Big Hearts'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.04.2013 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Two-time heart recipient New Jersey man helps others have their second chance Heart transplants are, in my nonprofessional opinion, miracles: Pre...

Why I Want To Be An Organ Donor

Sethly Davis | Posted 07.01.2013 | Teen
Sethly Davis

My parents have "organ donor" listed on their driver's licenses, so too do my siblings. When I get a license I will check that box too. In the midst of planning for my future career as a doctor, I want to also plan for an unexpected future.

WATCH: Wisconsin Woman Offers Kidney On Facebook

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

Natasha Coe's February 3, 2010 Facebook status was not a typical one. "I think I may donate one of my kidneys. If anyone knows someone on the waiting ...

The DMV Tried to Get Me to 'Just Say No!' to Organ Donation

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I realize that a lot of people have issues with organ donation. But I think those who are promoting it, need to think about those on the frontlines and make sure their worthy efforts aren't being cobbled at the very last moment.

POLL: 41 Percent Say Organ Donors Should Get Cash

Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

Part of what is so inspiring about donating an organ is the selfless nature of the act. The giver doesn't expect anything in return. But with more...

SLIDESHOW: 5 Inspiring Facebook Organ Donation Stories

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

Facebook has announced a status update with real impact. A new feature will allow users to share the fact that they are an organ donor, spreading a...

Weird Organ Transplant Tales | Posted 04.28.2012 | Weird News

From the woman who received a kidney from her husband's mistress, to a man who had a penis transplant but cut it off because his wife rejected it, mee...

Conversation With a Dying Man

Melissa Carter | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Carter

Neil Millman wanted to give me some pointers about what was ahead of me. As I walked into his hospice room, I knew it could just as easily have been my room. The cancer that is attacking his body is the result of taking drugs for years that kept his transplanted kidney alive.

WATCH: Woman Gives The Ultimate Christmas Gift

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

After not speaking for more than 20 years, two childhood friends from Indiana reconnected on Facebook recently -- and changed each other's lives forev...

How Much Is that Kidney in the Window?

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact
Elissa Stein

I come to this discussion with a point of view that not too many have. An exceedingly personal point of view. I donated a kidney 8 weeks ago.

Chinese Organ Donor Plan Causes Controversy

Posted 06.26.2011 | World

China's plan to tackle the nation's organ transplant demands by encouraging new drivers to become donors is getting mixed reviews. As Reuters is r...

Take a Deep Breath (Inhale): Organ Panics

Nancy Scheper-Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Unlike in numerous other states around the world, we in the United States have allowed our official organ donor waiting list to run riot, resulting in black market horrors few can even imagine.

Organ Donors Rise 14% In NYC

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After two years of waiting, New Yorker Kerry Keenan finally received the call - she was getting her healthy heart. A 15-year-old girl from Connecticut...

Illinois Family Travels The Country For Organ Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since before their two children were born, Mike and Sheri Greiner have always dreamed of traveling the country and visiting each of the nation's 50 st...

In New York, Cash And Connections Can Get You Kidney

AP | David B. Caruso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- For most of the thousands of Americans who need a new kidney, there are only two ways to go: persuade a friend or relative to donate,...

Are We Ready for a Market in Fetal Organs?

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

If aborted fetuses prove to be a useful source of organs for transplant, we may soon have to grapple with yet another controversial and startling phenomenon: a legal market in fetal tissue and organs.

Donate Life This Holiday Season

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Although it isn't fun to think about your own mortality, the idea that, after you're gone, you could help someone else keep living is appealing. One person can save up to 8 people's lives with organ donation.

Critics: Jesus Christians Donate Kidneys For Publicity

Wall Street Journal | LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ashwyn Falkingham wanted to donate one of his kidneys but didn't know anyone who needed one. With the help of a Web site, he met a woman in Toronto wh...