Let’s Count Our Blessings This Holiday Season

Let’s Count Our Blessings This Holiday Season

"When I was a baby, I had my heart taken out.  I was really, really sick . . . then it was time for Sebastian to go to heaven and he gave his heart to mine."--NFT patient, Aubrie Jade, age 8.   Below, listen to Aubrie tell her story and listen to a special holiday...

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During a Pandemic Altruistic Organ Donors Abound

During a Pandemic Altruistic Organ Donors Abound

Another recent report reveals the human spirit of kindness and compassion is alive and thriving.  The number of living organ donors helping strangers continue to grow.  Joe Napsha with the Tribe, a Pennsylvania newspaper, reports on the latest act of donor kindness,...

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Lung Transplants Offer Current & Future Hope

Lung Transplants Offer Current & Future Hope

Earlier this year, the National Foundation for Transplants covered the story of the first COVID-19 lung transplant patient, Mayra Ramirez.  Since Mayra’s double lung transplant, there have been five more successful lung transplants performed in the United States and...

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Little Genny Gets a Parade Ahead of Heart Transplant

Little Genny Gets a Parade Ahead of Heart Transplant

“If you have a car, motorcycle, ATV, lawn mower, bicycle, or pony, please join us on Highland Street,” Richard Creamer announced. “Let’s show little Genny and her family some big love.” Creamer, referred to as a hero for his thoughtfulness, is the neighbor of a sweet,...

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A Living Donor Story:  My Sister’s Love

A Living Donor Story: My Sister’s Love

San Anselmo, California resident Missy Schwen Ryan holds four world records.  In 1996, she and her rowing partner won a silver medal during the Olympic games held in Atlanta.  In 2000, they won a bronze medal during games held in Sydney, Australia.  Additionally, they...

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Finding Blood and Marrow Transplant Donors for Everyone

Finding Blood and Marrow Transplant Donors for Everyone

"Although blood and marrow transplant (BMT) can cure leukemia and lymphoma, some people can’t find a fully matched donor. And people with diverse ethnic backgrounds may have more difficulty finding a match. New research shows that two types of partly matched donors...

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Am I Too Old To Be An Organ Donor?

Am I Too Old To Be An Organ Donor?

Jim Taylor, a writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in his Savvy Senior beat, received a question from a senior citizen, “Am I too old to be an organ donor?” The question came from a senior who said he never thought about becoming an organ donor until his brother...

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