How’s Your State Doing on Donor Protection Measures?

How’s Your State Doing on Donor Protection Measures?

While awaiting passage of a federal Living Donor Protection Act (LDPA), more than half of states now have their own version (28 at last count). In fact, like North Carolina, some actually are more generous than the federal version (by including paid leave for state...

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Hispanic Heritage:  Juan Perez-Cordero

Hispanic Heritage: Juan Perez-Cordero

Read Spanish version below:  Being informed that you require an organ transplant can be an extremely difficult and traumatic experience for anyone. This can be further complicated if English is not your first language, or if you have a uncertain immigration status....

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Hispanic Heritage:  Michael Alequin Rodriguez Story

Hispanic Heritage: Michael Alequin Rodriguez Story

(Read Spanish version here.)  Being informed that you require an organ transplant can be an extremely difficult and traumatic experience for anyone. This can be further complicated if English is not your first language, or if you have a tenuous immigration status. The...

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Hispanic Heritage: Catarino Martinez Story

Hispanic Heritage: Catarino Martinez Story

(Read Spanish version here.) Being informed that you require an organ transplant can be a difficult and traumatic experience for anyone. This can be further complicated if English is not your first language, or if you were not born in the United States. The healthcare...

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Donate Life America Spearheads Dual Donor Registration

Donate Life America Spearheads Dual Donor Registration

Donate Life America and the Kidney Transplant Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center celebrates the first kidney donor of its kind in the United States.  The kidney donation came through the National Donate Life Living Donor Registry (NDLLDR).  The NDLLDR...

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Donors Don’t Get Paid, But the Rewards Are Still Real

Donors Don’t Get Paid, But the Rewards Are Still Real

For a family, the practical benefits can be as concrete as money in the bank. A spouse or parent whose ability to work was limited by dialysis for a long period may gradually be able to resume a full-time schedule–maybe even launch a new career. That can substantially...

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Trailblazer Profiles in Organ Transplantation

Trailblazer Profiles in Organ Transplantation

Organ transplantation is a highly specialized field of study with an equally small community of doctors, researchers, medical professionals, and activists. Still, there are minority pioneers who are working to not only promote organ donation (while hoping to dispel...

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