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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.

First Penis Transplants In U.S. Planned For Wounded Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science

Doctors could be performing the first penis transplant in the United States within months, The New York Times reported Sunday, and wounded soldiers wi...

6 Things You Should Know About Uterus Transplants

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants, as part of a study at the Cleveland Clinic. Docto...

Homeless 9-Year-Old With Cancer And Family Finally Move Into New Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.05.2015 | Good News

Life for this New York girl with cancer just got a little better, thanks to some generous strangers. Casey Bardowell, a 9-year-old from New York, ...

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

How I've Been Rocking One Kidney Since Donating to My Husband

Jen Reeder | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

My husband and I have a very special date approaching: our second "transplantiversary." I was lucky to be able to donate a kidney to him on July 20, 2012, about a month before I turned 40.

Remission With an *

Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Asterisks aside, no one on my medical team seems disappointed by the PET results. In the eyes of many, I am in remission. I will learn to accept this as good news. I'll continue to believe that I'm on the cusp of complete remission.

Meet Rylan: A One-in-a-Million Kid Fighting an All-Too-Common Foe

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

His saga began innocently enough two years ago when his parents, Kristina and Andrew, noticed a few red flags. Rylan was having a hard time keeping up with his baseball teammates. He didn't seem to be growing much, either.

The Big Picture

Bret Hoekema | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I am 41 days out from my allogeneic stem cell transplant. I did my best to prepare. I knew it would be brutal. I now have to admit I hadn't a clue what I was to face.

New Chub in the City

Maurice Tracy | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Maurice Tracy

In my move to Chicago I am in awe of how beautiful the city is. Chicago truly is an architectural gem. The people though... winter lasts in some of their veins a little longer here.

How Can Organ Donation Rates Be Improved?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2013 | Health News

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Denise Aptekar, Kidney Transplant Recipient How To Increase Organ Donation RatesPay It Forwa...

LOOK: Transplant Survivor Holds Her Heart In Her Hands

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News

The photograph of a beaming transplant patient holding her old, diseased heart in her hands has been lifting spirits across the Internet. "This is ...

The Beginning

Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D.

Our float's central image, two intertwined hearts, will stand above us: a beacon of what is good and hopeful about humanity. We begin again, as we must, standing strong against pain, loss and resignation.

He Brought It Upon Himself

John Rankl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Rankl

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."

Lucia Graves

Patient Kicked Off Kidney Transplant List For Using Medical Marijuana | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Toni Trujillo, a medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles, was removed from the kidney transplant list at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier this yea...

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.

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.

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...

17-Year-Old Track Star Fighting for Her Life

Ahtyana Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ahtyana Johnson

In September, my life changed forever. I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Within the past two months, everything is different. The 5 a.m. training days I once dreaded, I would now gladly welcome.

Organ Transplant That Led to Olympic Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Shortly after the Olympics, I had the opportunity to meet my donor family. I was more nervous about our meeting than I had been for my Olympic race. How do you thank a family for life itself?

Oregon hospitals denying life saving organ transplants to legal medical marijuana patients

Russ Belville | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Belville

I will be covering this subject with medical experts on transplant and medical marijuana and attorneys who are pursuing remedies for medical marijuana...

13 Strangers Give Kidneys In Huge Lifesaving Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Just weeks before Christmas, 13 donors have given 13 people with failing organs a new chance at life in a massive kidney donation effort involving 26 ...

The Heath Insurance Dance

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

Why -- when we are faced with the possibility of losing our life or the life of a loved one -- do we also have to fight with an insurance company which is there to take care of our medical needs in the first place?

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

Republicans Kill any Help for Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Late last night, Senate Republicans derailed a bill, passed the day before by the House, to loan $15 billion to the Detroit Three, with 10 Republicans joining 40 Democrats and two Independents in favor.