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Organ Donation

Sean's Gift: Finding Hope In Unexpected Ways After the Loss of My Son

Marie LaPersonerie | Posted 07.14.2013 | Good News
Marie LaPersonerie

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child, which is why I never would have guessed that allowing my son's organs to be donated, and thus, letting him live on through the lives of total strangers, would provide the comfort to get through my toughest days.

Good News About Organ Transplantation and Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Researchers created an artificial rat kidney in the laboratory that was then transplanted into another rat and ultimately produced urine -- a huge advance in the field of bioengineering.

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.

It's Not What Happens To You That Matters, It's How You React

Todd Storch | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Todd Storch

Hope is a very powerful thing, and as a father that has lost a child, sometimes it is the only thing. I began to realize that with my business and marketing background, I could help. Within weeks after Taylor's funeral, I filed the appropriate paperwork to being what is called Taylor's Gift Foundation.

Lisa Belkin

Grieving Mom Makes Beautiful Request In Son's Honor

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

Kate Leong’s virtual circle is mourning with her today, as she prepares to bury her 5-year-old son. Leong has documented Gavin's life and battle wit...

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 ...

Is It Finally Time To End 23-Year-Old Ban On HIV-Positive Organ Donation?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Last week, a Senate committee cleared a piece of legislation that could lead to the end of a ban on HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ donation. Th...

John Celock

Dr. Oz Tells Governors To Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Have Enough Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors closed their conference here Monday following a call from Dr. Mehmet Oz for them to have more sex. Oz, speaki...

Families Deserve to Know When Loved Ones' Organs Are Kept

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

It's the last thing a grieving family needs to worry about. But realize, medical examiners can keep the brains, hearts and other organs of the dead without ever informing families.

On National Organ Donor Day, 5 People Who Have Given The Gift Of Life

Posted 02.14.2013 | Impact

February 14 isn't just a day to celebrate your main squeeze -- it's also National Organ Donor Day, raising awareness for a way to spread love to someo...

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.

Woman Dies Of Cancer After Receiving Smoker's Lungs In Transplant

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

A 27-year-old British woman with cystic fibrosis died after receiving a pair of smoker's lungs in an organ transplant. Her family said the woman did n...

The Greatest Gift From One Person to Another

William Laney | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
William Laney

Christmas time is a wonderful time for giving the greatest gift from one person to another: organ donation.

Lawsuit Claims Nonprofit Harvested Organs From Living Donors

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Patrick McMahon, a former transplant coordinator for the nonprofit New York Organ Donor Network, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday...

My Celebration of Life: My Organ Transplant Journey

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

It was a brisk December morning when I received the call that I had received a heart from the transplant waiting list. A few days later, I woke up receiving word that I had also become the recipient of successful dual heart and kidney transplant.

Do Current Organ Transplant Policies Restrict Potential Donors?

Janet Radcliffe Richards | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science
Janet Radcliffe Richards

Rightly or wrongly, we make much more fuss about the rights of the dead than the benefit of the living. When there are public scandals about transplantation, these are never about the lives lost that could so easily have been saved, but about organs said to have been improperly procured.

Why Gay Blood, Kidneys and Sperm are Just as Helpful as Anyone Else's

Allison Hope | Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Gay men are not banned from donating vital organs, and shouldn't be for any other body parts that have proven most helpful to saving the lives of others. The sociopolitical and homophobic implications are more than skin deep.

WATCH: Would You Save Your Ex-Husband's Mom's Life?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.22.2012 | Good News

"Ex in-law" may be a dirty word to some Americans but not for Dorothy Wolferseder. That's because her ex daughter in-law, Erica Arsenault, saved her l...

WATCH: Mom Gets Wish To Hear Her Deceased Son's Heartbeat Again After Organ Donation

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents

Sixteen-year-old Caleb Beaver died last year on Christmas day. It was sudden -- according to the Associated Press, his parents didn't even know their ...

Teen Who Sold Kidney To Buy iPad Unable To Attend Trial

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

A teenage boy who sold his kidney to buy Apple products was too weak to attend the trial of the group who allegedly harvested his organ last year, the...

Giving Mom a Kidney and Her 'New Life'

Jan Angilella | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jan Angilella

Be a donor. It's an incredible act of generosity and courage. But there's also anxiety and worry. When it goes well, you are rewarded with the joy of seeing your recipient with newfound energy and a love of life. They got a second chance because of you.

Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective

Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA

More than 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for solid organ transplants, but in 2011 there were just 28,465 transplants completed. And the shortage is only worsening as the numbers of available organs continues to drop, both from living and deceased donors.

Man Loses 100 Pounds To Donate Kidney To Sister

Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

Tired of watching a dialysis machine keep his sister alive, Jeremy Bell decided to lose 100 pounds so he could save her. Crystal Bell’s kidneys w...

Former Mets, Orioles Exec Donates Kidney To Daughter

Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact

He’s served as an executive for the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, but Jim Duquette orchestrated the play of his life when he donated his ...

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.