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Organ Donor

You're Not Going To Believe Who Gave Her A Kidney

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News

Maybe they weren't a perfect couple, with dreams different enough to cause them to end their engagement eight years ago. But it turns out Daniel Burdi...

Woman Who Donated Kidney To Husband Now Wants It Back

Posted 01.29.2014 | Divorce

Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Girl gives boy a kidney. Boy leaves girl and -- surprise, surprise -- girl wants kidney back. That's the story ...

Hand And Face Transplants To Be Regulated Like Other Organs

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ ...

The Moving Story of a Real-Life Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

2013-12-18-201312171499542_10202034595899338_145275351_nthumb.jpgThis past week, I witnessed a true Christmas miracle in the early hours of Dec. 12. 2013 come true for a seven-year old little boy, right on 34th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lessons From Donating Bone Marrow

David Park | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Park

In the process of giving bone marrow to my dad, I have discovered that we all have the power to change and possibly save a human life. Perhaps our hearts and minds, like fresh new cells, can open up a new world of possibility -- both for the one who receives the gift, and for the one who gives.

An Educated Consumer Is the Best Customer... Even in a Hospital Setting

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Organ donation is an important part of our giving back to those who are awaiting a functioning organ when our bodies no longer have need of those organs. It is also a very individual and private decision that one should consider while one is still healthy.

How Can Organ Donation Rates Be Improved?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2013 | Health News
Quora

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

Chelsea Kiene

Marion Barry's Plan To Encourage Organ Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once include...

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...

How to Save Money by Donating Your Body to Science

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With little money to spare, I'm looking for a cheap way to die and have heard that donating my body to science is free, not to mention it benefits medical research. What can you tell me about body donations?

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.

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.

Facebook and Organ Donation: What's Your Status?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Harnessing the power of social media for any social good is to be commended, and the issue of organ donation is near and dear to my heart (and kidneys).

Facebook Organ Donor Tool A Hit With Users

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

ATLANTA — Thousands of Facebook users have signed up to be organ donors this week, thanks to a new feature on the social networking site that ma...

WATCH: Facebook Announces New Tool To Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

A new Facebook feature has the potential to save lives. The social network announced on Tuesday the arrival of a new tool that will allow people t...

Mom Reportedly Fired After Donating Kidney To Boss

Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact

After giving the gift of life, a New York mom received her worst nightmare in return. To help her boss move up the transplant waiting list, Debbie ...

Largest Kidney Donor Chain In History Saves 30 Lives

Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

When Debbie Gianquinto found out that she couldn't donate her kidney to her husband, Dan, she offered up her much-needed organ to a stranger in Florid...

Tom Brady Helps Mentor Find A Kidney Match

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Tom Brady took a break from Super Bowl training to remind fans of another feat he's determined to win, helping to find his 66-year-old mentor a kidney...

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...

Donated 'Heart In A Box' Saves Mom's Life

Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact

Amy DeStefano started off the new year with a new lease on life when she got the heart for which she had waited three years. After a virus damaged ...

WATCH: After Fatal Accident, 6-Year-Old Lives On Through Organ Donation

Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

Though 6-year-old Hernan Perez was pronounced brain dead and died after a sledding accident, his will to live has carried on. The Perezes donated ...