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Monica J. Vila | Posted 10.25.2016 | Parents
Monica J. Vila

Two of the best small victories for a hard-working mom? Still feeling desirable and having thoughtful, engaging conversations with your kids. For the...

Bagged Heart Mysteriously Appears In Ohio Field, Stumping Police

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.13.2016 | Crime

A heart, believed to be that of a human, was recently found outside a northern Ohio shopping mall, and now authorities are trying to determine where i...

This Inspiring Fitness Model Lives Without A Working Heart

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Think you’re obsessed with the battery life of all your devices? Andrew “AJ” Jones has you beat. He doesn’t have a discernible pulse. He does...

Before-And-After Photos Of Kids Show Why Organ Donation Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. That's why Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CH...

7 Sobering Organ Donation Stats Everyone Should Know

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Organ and tissue donation are not popular topics of conversation. It’s hard to discuss or even consider end-of-life care with loved ones, but it’s...

The Search For A ‘Perfect’ Organ Cost My Wife Her Life

Brian L. Clark | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian L. Clark

Waiting for someone else to die so your spouse can live is an awful position. But that's exactly what we were doing, hoping to take advantage of someone else's misfortune. Looking back, it's clear the transplant system in this country is an abject disaster.

12 Simple Ways You Can Save A Life Today

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

You live in a crazy, crazy world. And crazy bad things happen here all the time. But it's important to realize that through it all, you are not powerl...

Vivek Will Always Stay Young And Live Forever

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 02.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
Gurdeep Pandher

Some folks think that Vivek Pandher passed away last year - no, he still lives, his essence lives on inside of others. Five people are alive because V...

When A Mom Heard Her Son's Heart Beat In Another Child's Body

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents

After a mother decided to donate her son's organs, two families were brought together to share an unforgettable moment. According to Fox 10 Phoenix, H...

Transplant: A Gift of Life With the Support of Science

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science
Kelly Fanarioti

The story of Zoi Kostarides could surely be the script of a movie, as it is the story of the first woman in Greece who has ever undergone a transplant operation and despite the doctors' objections, she got pregnant and gave birth to a healthy little boy. Her health problem was made known to her by some medical examinations she had when she was thirteen years old.

Little Girl Meets Parents Of The 'Angel' Who Donated Her Organs

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents

After a little girl received an incredible gift through organ donation, she had the opportunity to meet the parents of the donor who saved her life. ...

A Legacy of Life: The Miracle on 34th Street Remembered

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.05.2016 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

The staples that mark the essence of the holiday season occur like clockwork on an annual basis-and are not dependent on any particular person. Despit...

These Advances In Lab-Grown Organs Might Save Your Life One Day

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

So far this year, 18,048 people (and counting) have received organ transplants. Another 122,586 people are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant, w...

Paying Organ Donors For Travel, Recovery Could Enable More Low-Income People To Save Lives

The New York Times | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact

Last week I wrote about Iran, the only country in the world that pays kidney donors. Iran shows that a kidney market need not resemble organ trafficki...

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.

How Qatar Is Recruiting Muslims For Organ Donation

Al Jazeera | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

As throngs of people head to Qatar's malls at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it is Yassir Yosri's job to ask shoppers to make a more tho...

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.

How One Teen Has Helped More Than 50 People After His Death

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Teen

After his death, Cody Souders’ family respected his decision to be an organ donor. His choice has now changed the lives of more than 50 people. I...

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.

Members Of Successful 8-Person Organ Exchange Meet, Feel Like One Big Family

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News

Sharing really is caring -- just ask the patients involved in this eight-person kidney swap. On Thursday, the donors and recipients of an eight-pat...

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...

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...

Moving Ad May Just Turn You Into An Organ Donor

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

In the city that never sleeps, locals would be hard-pressed to imagine an abandoned Grand Central Station or a crumbling downtown walk-up. But that...

Mom Told To Remove Car Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney, Could Face Fine

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

Controversy over a mom's attempt to save her daughter's life -- and the magnetic car sign she's using to do it -- is shining the spotlight on one New...

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...