Posts by Katie Dillon

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Living Donor

With more than 118,000 people on the national transplant waiting list, the need for organ donation has never been greater. While it is vitally important to discuss end-of-life decisions such as registering to become an organ donor, what often goes overlooked is the need for people to donate whole or partial organs and/or tissue while…

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It’s Time to Celebrate: National Donate Life Month

Statistics show that 90 percent of Americans support organ, eye and/or tissue donation, but only about half of that amount have actually taken the steps to register as a donor. With the number of people in need of a life-saving organ or tissue transplant constantly on the rise, it’s not a good scenario at all…

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Life and love: Couple planning their future after transplant

by Marc Juszak, Thursday, July 2nd 2015 CINCINNATI (Brad Johansen) — Brides are always looking for that perfect picture to announce their engagement. As most grooms know, perfection is hard to come by. But when Local 12 walked with groom-to-be Ty Jameson in a Manchester field in March 2015, he felt perfection was coming. The…

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#OneLoveOneFamily: Chris Henry gives the gift of life

by WKRC Friday, February 5th 2016 CINCINNATI (Brad Johansen) – It was just over six years ago that then-Bengals Receiver Chris Henry lost his life in an accident in North Carolina. But his death was hardly the end of his story. Carolyn Henry lost her son on that day in North Carolina. Local 12 was…

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Sister donates part of liver to sick brother

by Brad Johansen, WKRC, Tuesday, November 1st 2016 CINCINNATI (WKRC) – When the subject of successful organ transplants comes up, we usually think of someone who had to die to make that happen. We rarely hear stories of living organ transplants. But one woman who studied all her life about how to keep your body…

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Heroin overdose victim’s organs saves life

Michaela MacDonald, WHAS 7:27 PM. EST November 16, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A Northern Kentucky mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose is finding some comfort knowing his organs helped save a man’s life. “I got a phone call from a police officer in Cincinnati, stated that I needed to go to…

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Sam Wyche: A Thankful Heart

by Peter King, THU NOV. 24, 2016 PICKENS, S.C. — Sam Wyche looks good for 71. Darn good. He stands in the garage on his 28-acre property 122 miles southwest of Charlotte, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A couple of days earlier, he got on his bike and rode 19 miles on a…

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Loveland man gets life-saving liver transplant

Chuck Gibson, loveland@communitypress.com 11:14 a.m. ET Oct. 19, 2016 Brian Martin woke up feeling really bad Friday, Sept. 16. He called on friends and prayed to God for some encouragement. A genetic liver disease threatened his life. Martin had been waiting more than two years for a life-saving liver transplant. He was hanging on to fading…

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From heroin to hero: How Travis Senters saved 3 men after his overdose

By: Chris Riva, Austin Fast, posted 6:00 AM, Sep 22, 2016 BATAVIA, Ohio — Cathy Cunningham buried her 21-year-old son Travis Senters after he overdosed on heroin in the family bathroom, but that’s not the end of his story. “He is still here on earth, just in other people,” Cunningham said. “I told him, ‘You…

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Kelsie Crow’s organ donation inspires other teens to become donors

Scott Wegener, posted 7:01 PM, Apr 12, 2016 CINCINNATI — When Kelsie Crow was killed by gunfire one year ago, her giving spirit lived on. Crow’s organs were donated. Now, her decision to be an organ donor has convinced other area teens to also become organ donors. “She’s not here but she’s helping other people,”…

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