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The Payne family of Spokane will celebrate May 1 as a 50-year milestone. That date in 1970, Frank Payne donated a kidney to his 10-year-old daughter hoping it might give her a year of life. Instead, the transplant bridged 50 years and counting for Ellie Payne, 60, who turns 61 on May 8.
If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no.
In honor of National Donate Life Month, and my second chance at life, I ask you to consider your role in this lifesaving and healing journey.
Janet Hubbard had only played a few chords when she said, to no one in particular, that she could hear it ... something more than just the music responding to her fingers.
Brandon Burbridge was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after falling from a moving pickup truck late last week. An avid paintball and airsoft player, his hospital room has been full of teammates and friends saying their goodbyes as the medical staff prepares him for organ donation, a decision he made upon receiving his driver’s license.
Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ – and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.
Hidden deep in the wings of the auditorium stage at Lewis and Clark High School are two musical treasures that came to be because of extraordinary fundraising and a public-spirited principal with an Ivy League emphasis on the arts. First came a grand piano as a gift from the class of 1912. Later came a pipe organ.
Sunday afternoon, Community United Methodist Church hosts a dedication recital to celebrate the renovation of their historic Pipe Organ.
It’s been more than a year since Justin Elzinga’s sudden and untimely death. But the 20-year-old Kennewick man known for his infectious smile and loving spirit continues to do good – and he’ll be recognized for that Wednesday in Olympia.
When he was 32 Don White Jr. had lived with type 1 diabetes for 18 years, and his kidneys were failing from the strain of poorly-managed blood sugar over the years. He needed a new kidney to filter his blood, and a new pancreas to cure his diabetes.
The story of a Seattle man whose sister saved his life in the most unexpected way.
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 after arriving back home.
A modest crowd was on hand to hear the remarkable performance of acclaimed organist.
Ken and Carol Fuller have been the organist and pianist at First Church of the Nazarene for their entire married life.
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.
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 Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.
Brett Epps, 28, and Alix Cirigliano, 27, had been dating only one month when Epps was rushed to the emergency room in 2014, unknowingly in the midst of severe kidney failure. Now – almost two years since they started dating – he has given her a ring, and she has given him a kidney.
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 comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.
Washington state is suing Johnson & Johnson, saying that for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.