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Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.12.2017 | Healthy Living

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medica...

Organ Transplants Hit A Record High For A Very Depressing Reason

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living

Organ transplants in the United States rose 9 percent between 2015 and 2016, reaching a record peak of 33,606 transplants, according to the United Net...

Fighting The Fight (For Chris)

Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2017 | Impact
Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D.

When I was at the TED Conference this year in Vancouver, I had a lot of big picture conversations about how best to solve the kidney donor shortage. P...

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: Precio...

In the Dead Zone

Robert Julian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Julian

Still clutching my wad of soggy Kleenex, I sit in the overflow ward of the emergency room while Patrick's body is prepared for the coroner. I stare silently at the row of vacant beds until the social worker returns. "Have you given any thought to the possibility of organ or tissue donation?" he inquires.

Kidney Recipient Inspires Others To Donate Organs | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

Aug. 29, 2006, is the day that Ted Cochran says changed his life. It was on that day, after years of battling the effects of a childhood illness an...

A Daughter's Gift: HuffPost's Own Erica Liepmann & Her Mother Share Their Kidney Donation Story

Erica Liepmann | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Erica Liepmann

"Hi, Mommy. It's me. I've got some good news! I just got a call from Ellen, the committee has cleared me as a [kidney] donor for you. I'm really excit...