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Why You Should Consider Being an Organ Donor

What does your health mean to you? Maybe it’s your body allowing you to be active so you can travel the world. It might be looking thin in your trendy clothes or having toned legs and a flat stomach. 1,103 more words

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An open letter to the family of my organ donor

Dear family of my organ donor,

How do I write a letter describing an indescribable feeling, displaying an immeasurable amount of gratefulness to the family and friends of the person who gave me such a precious gift? 608 more words

Letter To Organ Donor

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

The Heart

by Maylis Kerangal

I know, I know, it’s been forever since I’ve written a book review.  I haven’t stopped reading, it’s just the writing that’s been hard to carve out time for.  436 more words

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Research Roundup: GM Pigs and hope for the organ crisis, tiny robots helping to cure bacterial infections and more!

Welcome to this week’s Research Roundup. These Friday posts aim to inform our readers about the many stories that relate to animal research each week. Do you have an animal research story we should include in next week’s Research Roundup? 800 more words

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Mourning Ontario mother fights for organ donation bill in wake of daughter's death

In the wake of her daughter’s dying wishes, a grieving Ontario mother says organ donation protocols need to change.

Christine Milligan says she was shocked when doctors asked if she wanted to revoke Cassidey Ouellete’s wishes to donate her organs. 333 more words

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Illinois Lowers Age for Organ Donors

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new Illinois law lets 16 and 17-year-olds sign up for Illinois’s organ and tissue donor registry.

Governor Bruce Rauner says more than 4700 people in Illinois are on the waiting list and about 300 patients die each year waiting for a transplant. 57 more words

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....tears in the shower

I’ve never diluted my thoughts or tried to convince myself when it came to happily ever after. I am well aware that love ends and lives are cut tragically short. 571 more words

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