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New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each …

Documentary examines the need for diversity in bone marrow donations

Vanessa Shafer of Liberty Lake had a life-saving medical procedure in July 2017 thanks to a donor who lives nearly 3,000 miles away in Boston. Shafer, 29, received stem cells …

Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men’s father-son bond

Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion.

This Pasco teacher’s summer plans will save her life

Johnson, 56, has a kidney condition and needs a transplant. And she learned earlier this month that she’ll get one – thanks to her good friend Mary Frances Lembo, who’ll …

Veteran receives genital transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first

Doctors said they hoped that the patient, who is expected to be released from the hospital this week, would regain “near-normal” urinary and sexual functions as he recovers and his …

Father of heart donor throws first pitch at Angel Stadium as recipient Rod Carew watches

Rod Carew and Ralf Reuland stood together in front of the mound, sharing a cause and a vision – and very much a heart.

A transplant-ethics fight for the mentally disabled

Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. But Corby, who lives in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is autistic, suffers from several psychological conditions and takes 19 medications. …

Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C

A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option – getting an organ …

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.

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. …

Rose Parade has gift reminder

The memory of Drew Swank will be celebrated in the New Year amid a whirl of flowers and tears. His death in the aftermath of a 2009 high school football …

Woman who escaped abuse, started over needs transplant

Life has a way of knocking you when you’re down, but Lori Kramer is determined to stay on her feet. Five years ago, it was her husband throwing the punches, …