Group seeks to end Iowans’ wait for organ transplants – The Des Moines Register

Estela Villanueva-Whitman, Special to the Register 9:12 p.m. CST November 30, 2014 The Des Moines Register Jonathan Brown registered as an organ donor when he renewed his driver’s license at age 17. At the time, he joked that someday he wouldn’t need his organs anyway. He never learned how pivotal that decision would become. Four … Continue reading “Group seeks to end Iowans’ wait for organ transplants – The Des Moines Register”

Young girl gets chance at heart transplant | BlueRidgeNow.com

By Renee Bindewald Times-News Staff Writer Published: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:10 a.m. BlueRidgeNow.com After weeks of uncertainty and the loss of her 6-year-old son, DeShaun, to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Rachel Hill said she’s starting to get answers from doctors about her daughter, who has the … Continue reading “Young girl gets chance at heart transplant | BlueRidgeNow.com”

Urgent plea to help transplant patient Chloe, 14, before she dies of a ‘broken heart’ – Mirror Online

Nov 27, 2014 23:37 By Alun Palmer Mirror Online Her loved ones are desperately praying for good news that can mean only heartbreak for another family. Teenager Chloe Beaney is seriously ill in hospital waiting for a new heart, and she may have just days to live. She is at the top of the transplant … Continue reading “Urgent plea to help transplant patient Chloe, 14, before she dies of a ‘broken heart’ – Mirror Online”

Alyssa Riggan, liver transplant, recipient marks 25th anniversary – Washington Times

By Brian Witte – Associated Press – Thursday, November 27, 2014 Washington Times SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn’t dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants. The … Continue reading “Alyssa Riggan, liver transplant, recipient marks 25th anniversary – Washington Times”

Kimberly boy, 6, gets second chance with liver transplant – Post-Crescent Media

Cheryl Anderson, Post-Crescent Media 6:15 p.m. CST November 26, 2014 How do you thank someone for giving your child the gift of life? If you’re Appleton mother Katie Krueger, you don’t. Krueger’s stepsister, Chelsie Peterson, donated a portion of her liver to Krueger’s son, Tayten, this year. “Before we knew (Chelsie) was a match, I … Continue reading “Kimberly boy, 6, gets second chance with liver transplant – Post-Crescent Media”

When death leads to life: the tale of a heart transplant | Toronto Star

By: Patrick Lagacé La Presse, Published on Tue Nov 25 2014 Toronto Star Manon Pagé remembers that on Aug. 11, 2013, she and the older of her two children, Jean-François Savard, were eating dinner at her parents’ place. She remembers him telling her, “Mom, I have this feeling that I won’t be able to do … Continue reading “When death leads to life: the tale of a heart transplant | Toronto Star”