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  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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