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Organ Donation

Eight years ago, my oldest sister was given the gift of life. She received the liver of an organ donor who shared his life with many others as his final gift. 95 more words

North Iowa friends participate in a 'kidney swap'

MASON CITY, Iowa – Friendship is taking on a whole new meaning for two north Iowa men.

Cory Redeker and Ed Mikkelsen have been friends for the past 6 years. 287 more words


Only third of eligible organ donors identified

TORONTO – While thousands of Canadians wait for transplants that could alter or save their lives, many potentially willing organ donors are never identified or don’t make it through the complex donation process, says a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information released Thursday. 953 more words


After months of waiting for a transplant, 4-year-old girl receives Gift of Hope

SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News introduced you to 4-year-old Lily in September. She was born with a disease that led to total organ failure , and over the years her health improved except for her kidneys. 278 more words


Friends set up fund to help woman waiting for a heart transplant

VANCOUVER – Kelly Johnston was a healthy young woman, enjoying life and its adventures, until she was about 21 years old.

The now 52-year-old was rushed to the emergency room and was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. 601 more words


#Video - Show Love Today

Thanks to Richard St. Amour, @RwjSt on Twitter, I was introduced to this music video by a group called The Street. The video was produced in order to promote organ donation and a portion of the proceeds from downloads will go to the British Heart Association. 35 more words

Lets Talk

Organ donation is often a hard conversation to have. An open discussion is difficult since the topic is about death but remind yourself it is also about life. 672 more words