Stories tagged: organ donation
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
In death, sister saves brother’s life
The story of a Seattle man whose sister saved his life in the most unexpected way.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Facing kidney failure, local man shares story to raise awareness for organ donation
Three Thanksgivings ago, Jason O’Neal was rushed to the hospital after dinner. He’d gone to dinner with his wife, Jennifer, at her mother’s house, and felt his face growing numb …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Veteran receives kidney from Washington teen who died in ladder fall
A U.S. Army veteran said he’s incredibly grateful after receiving the kidney of a teenage Kitsap County girl who died after she fell off a ladder.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software
Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that …
Mon., April 6, 2015
Cobb campaigns for organ donation
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is trying to raise awareness of organ donation. The 24-year-old is the public face of a 14-week effort by Froedtert Hospital and Gannett …
Wed., April 16, 2014
Inslee honors families of organ donors in Gift of Life Awards
When Ron Haight fell off the back of his pickup truck in his Long Lake driveway two years ago in February, it was, at first, almost ironic. Then tragically life-changing. …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
In the blink of an eye
The team of Spokane technicians who collect corneas from the newly dead respond as needed, 24 hours a day, traveling their expansive territory – from the Cascades to the Idaho-Montana …
Sat., June 15, 2013
Flag, stories help ease jolt of organ gift
Outside Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, a flag waves for fallen heroes of a different sort. A white flag with a dark green ribbon is flown above the hospital. “Honoring …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2013
Dunnagan among growing number of people needing new kidney
Megan Dunnagan was born fighting for her life. Doctors put her on dialysis right after her birth as her kidneys failed.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
Taking steps to save lives after journey in Europe
Jeana Moore might walk to the ends of the earth if that’s what it took to ensure no one died while waiting for a bone marrow transplant. She’s already walked …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012
Strangers no more
Thomas Silver never waffled. Never had a second thought – even as surgeons prepared to slice him open and remove one of his kidneys for donation to a complete stranger. …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012, 7:01 p.m.
Kidney for Ohio patient’s transplant put in trash
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney from a living donor this month at an Ohio hospital, and doctors tried unsuccessfully for at least two hours …
Tue., July 3, 2012
In the end, gift of life
When her husband died, Ashley Johnson knew how some people were bound to remember him. His picture was published and broadcast as one of four men arrested for a shooting …
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010
Organ donations are gifts to save lives
For many people, it is the gift-giving season. Perhaps that makes it a good time to discuss a gift that is absolutely needed, but not easily put on anyone’s list. …
Tue., May 4, 2010
North Carolina man’s donated kidney came with a surprise
Bob Warzel had what he thought was a successful kidney transplant a year ago. Two weeks later, he learned that the gift contained a hidden surprise – cancer. The 66-year-old …
Wed., March 10, 2010
Kidney donors live as long
LOS ANGELES – People who donate a kidney to a sick friend or relative live at least as long as others in the general population and may, in fact, live …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2010
His life was short, but he loved every minute of it
After 3,500 columns and counting, some of the names, faces and storylines understandably tend to blur a bit. But you don’t forget a kid like Jeremy Cereghino.
Wed., Dec. 31, 2008
After son’s death, faith helped Millers
After five years, the memory of their son’s smile still gives Eric and Jenna Miller joy. The Spokane Valley couple survived the death in September 2003 of Micah, their 16-month-old …
Tue., July 2, 1996
Mother’s Tragic Death Offers Life To Others Organ Donor Had Explained Wishes To Family
Shannon Drennan was too young to die. Just 32, she had escaped a bad marriage and, over the past six years, made a new life for herself and her two …