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This Will Completely Change How Patients Move Up The Kidney Transplant Waiting List

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — New rules this week are bringing changes to the nation's kidney transplant system that will give some patients a better shot at a ...

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...

In the Dead Zone

Robert Julian | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay 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

waukee.patch.com | 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...

Some In Need Of A Kidney Turn To Facebook For Help

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

SEATTLE — Here's another reason for holdouts to join the social media site Facebook: It's a great place to find a kidney. Between the kid photo...

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...