Posts Tagged ‘donate life’

How It All Started: The History of Donation

Modern technology has gifted us with all kinds of resources to help save lives through organ donation, but have you ever wondered how it all began? Below are some key points that highlight some of the most important milestones and achievements in the history of organ & tissue donation. * Some of the first recorded…

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Meet Mollie. Double Lung Recipient, Mom, Alive Thanks to a Donor.

It started with a cough but Mollie, an RN, knew something was wrong. She was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension. At the age of 37 she was told her life expectancy would be about 2 years without a lung transplant. After 8 months of waiting, she got the call. #DonateLife  

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Donate Life ECHO: What You Need to Know

With more than 117,000 people on the national transplant waiting list, there’s no doubt that the demand for organ and tissue donation still far outweighs the number of available donors. In ethnically diverse communities, this need is even more pronounced; in fact, recent statistics show that nearly 58% of patients on the U.S. transplant waiting…

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Tips for Writing to Your Donor or Transplant Recipient

It goes without saying that the organ donation process can be an emotionally volatile time for both the donor family and the transplant recipient. After a successful transplant has been performed, it is not uncommon for the transplant recipient to want to reach out to the donor family and thank them for the selfless, life-giving…

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Meet Beatrice. Liver Recipient, Big Sister, Growing Up So Fast.

When Beatrice was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, her parents found out that to save her life, she would need a liver transplant. Thanks to the medical professionals at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and her mom selflessly acting as her living donor, today she is a healthy, happy, sassy little girl with a bright future…

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Want to Get Involved: 5 Things You Can Do!

It goes without saying that organ donation is a worthy cause, and although most people recognize the importance of raising awareness about this vital issue, they are often not sure how they can get involved in promoting organ and tissue donation. Below are five helpful tips you can put into practice to encourage others to…

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Meet Bethany. Double Lung Recipient, Artist, Teenager.

At a routine check up, it was found that Bethany was anything but healthy. She was in need a lung transplant. Thanks to her dedicated team of medical professionals at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the selfless gift from a total stranger, today she is living her life and making plans for the future…

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10 Things You Need to Know About Tissue Donation

Most of us are well aware of the fact that organ donation saves lives, but what sometimes goes overlooked is how tissue donation saves and enhances the lives of thousands of individuals each year as well. Through donated and/or transplanted tissue, burn victims can receive life-saving skin grafts, athletes can enjoy revived mobility after debilitating…

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