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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Celebrating a Second Chance During a Pandemic

Celebrating a Second Chance During a Pandemic

Americans are a resilient group and we love to celebrate important milestones.  Recently, Vanderbilt Health, a transplant center that NFT has worked with for many years, discharged a patient and a celebration was in order.  Lee Foster, after his recent kidney...

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The Living Donor Transplant Swap

The Living Donor Transplant Swap

What it is. How to get involved. How to offset expenses. Organ donation from a living donor provides a transplant patient with shorter or no wait time; quicker recovery time; and improved long-term outcomes making living donations the preferred type for donations like...

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Gahanna Honors a Teen’s Amazing Gifts

At the age of 13, JaShawn Lemar Scott signed up to be an organ donor.  He’s the son of KeShaunta and Justin Scott.  His mother said JaShawn led a purpose-filled life and had a heart of gold.  Four years after becoming an organ donor, JaShawn’s decision saved five...

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Did One Transplant Cure Three Illnesses?

​Al Nykamp, a NFT patient, was diagnosed with three conditions, hemophilia, Hepatitis C, and cancer over his lifetime beginning when he was a newborn.  He shared in an interview in May with Rene Wisely of Michigan Health that being cured of his conditions was...

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