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Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies Following Crime Spree

ROSWELL, Ga.- A 17-year-old Georgia boy who received a heart transplant was killed after a day-long crime spree.

In 2013, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta rejected Anthony Stokes, of Decatur, from the transplant list because of his lengthy juvenile record. 94 more words


A hard road, a tough lesson

A friend’s son is sick. Not ordinary, he’ll be right as rain tomorrow sick, really sick. The worst is, they don’t really know what’s wrong yet. 382 more words

Teen who received controversial heart transplant dead after carjacking, police chase

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ROSWELL, Ga. — A teen who first gained national attention two years ago after undergoing a controversial heart transplant has died following a carjacking and high-speed police chase, according to reports. 216 more words


APRIL 1--Lots of "Months"

My lighter side loves April Fool’s Day. My literary side loves National Poetry Month. But our beautiful Caitlin has been waiting almost a year for a lung transplant, and what’s most on my mind is that April is also Donor Awareness Month. 74 more words

Lung Transplant


A little girl has saved her big sister after she donated her bone marrow to help her fight leukaemia.

Amy Uprichard, 17, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia the same day as she sat her first GCSE exam in May 2013. 476 more words

Organ Donation Must Increase. Part 2 of 2

Organ Donation Must Increase – Part 2 of 2

The number of years of life saved by type of organ transplant were: kidney, 1,3 million years; liver, more than 460000; heart, almost 270000; lung, nearby to 65000; pancreas-kidney, almost 80000; pancreas, just under 15000; and intestine, about 4500. 162 more words


Organ Donation Must Increase. Part 1 of 2

Organ Donation Must Increase – Part 1 of 2

Organ Donation Must Increase. Organ transplants have saved more than 2 million years of memoir in the United States over 25 years, new research shows. 158 more words