In March of 2019, the elite surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland performed the world’s first kidney transplant from a living HIV positive donor. Built on the knowledge and skills acquired by surgical teams in South Africa who pioneered HIV positive transplants, this surgery marks a major landmark for organ donation. Dr.…

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In February of 2019, a new bill named Logan’s Law went before the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives with the goal of making organ donation more accessible to people who love the outdoors. All of this began with the kindness of Logan Luft, a young man whose thoughtful and caring decision to become an…

When you think of 3D printing, you probably think of custom plastic pieces created through layering liquid plastic. Since 2015, commercial 3D printing has come a long way to include leaps like 3D printed concrete structures, metal #D printing, and most importantly, something called bioink. Bioink is exactly what it sounds like; it is ink…

Henry Dennis lived his life in an extraordinary way. He believed in living each day to the fullest and wanted nothing more than to help the people around him. An avid high school teacher and runner, Henry gave his mind, body, and soul to everything that he did. He pushed himself physically and mentally to…

The struggles of infertility have caused many hardships and pains for couples who are having difficulty conceiving or are incapable of having children. These struggles can permeate a person’s life and make it difficult to focus on anything besides these fertility issues. Luckily, there has recently been a huge leap forward in solving this issue…

The holidays are a time for giving, kindness, and selflessness. That makes this time of year the perfect time to make a great resolution for 2019. The ultimate resolution for the coming year is to try to put others first and to adopt selflessness into your lifestyle. Luckily, this resolution can be easily kept by…

Over the past decade, the need for organ donors has grown at an unprecedented rate. Even though there are more registered donors than ever before, the need still well outweighs the supply. Luckily, it has never been easier to register as an organ donor and help give people a second lease on life. If you…

The decision to become an organ, eye, and tissue donor is one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life. By deciding to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, you are taking the health and wellness of someone directly into your hands. There are a multitude of ways to make a…