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Columbus Crew Player Says Tissue Donation Saved His Life  |  08.26.11

Via Columbus 10TV: A Columbus Crew rookie said on Friday that a tissue donation saved his dream of playing soccer in the professional league. Several years ago Bernardo Anor suffered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, 10TV’s Tracy Townsend reported on Friday. “I received the ball I was going to turn with the ball when […]

Cincinnati Enquirer: 1 in 100 who die can donate organs, tissue donation less specific  |  08.25.11

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network worked with the Cincinnati Enquirer to share information about which donors can donate organs, and which can donate tissue. Specifically, to be an organ donor and person must die in a particular way: they must be “brain dead – register no brain activity in tests. Then the person must stay on […]

Being an amputee is like being a hot girl? Woody Roseland, inspirational speaker  |  08.19.11

Get some inspiration, and a laugh, from the incredible Woody Roseland, a multiple cancer survivor, amputee,  and knee transplant recipient. Woody is currently in the fight of his life battling cancer, and our thoughts are with him. Courtesy of the Limb Preservation Foundation. Support Woody by following him on his Facebook page.

Innovative new transplant procedure: the boy with the backward leg  |  08.18.11

Check out this remarkable transplant story that involves  removing and reattaching a leg backward. A boy who lost part of his leg to bone cancer found new hope thanks to this innovative procedure from Dr. Joel Mayerson of Arthur James Cancer Hospital. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Wisconsin families gather to honor donors  |  08.17.11

From Channel 3000: Families from south central Wisconsin gathered to light candles over the weekend to remember some departed loved ones who brought hope and life to others. The “Reflections of Life, Reflections of Love” ceremony was a chance for families to honor loved ones who helped save someone’s life through tissue donation. “When you […]

War hero healed by skin and bone transplants, inspired to work in transplant industry  |  08.16.11

Following 9/11, Zach felt like many other Americans, “I was tired of watching everything that was happening on TV and thought there had to be a way I could do more to help.”  This inspired him to take his EMT experience and passion for medicine and become a combat medic in the army. After all […]

Deseret News: Myths about religion and organ donation cause hesitation  |  08.12.11

Overall, organ and tissue donation rates are rising, but not enough to fill the need of patients. There are still misconceptions about what various religions teach on the topic of donation. This article examines this discussion – an important read. Says the article: “no major religion prohibits organ donation. Some faiths leave the decision up […]

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month – Chicago PSA  |  08.04.11

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has released a new Public Service Announcement aimed at creating awareness about organ and tissue donation in the African-American community. August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month.  The PSA features 14-year-old heart recipient Mikahla Thornton from Bloomington, Illinois. “Mikahla’s triumphant story will likely inspire the millions of listeners who have […]

Washington Post: Nearly 2.2 million Maryland residents (about half the state) registered to be organ donors  |  08.04.11

Via the Washington Post: Though the choice is different for each person, the decision to become an organ donor has the potential to turn a tragic situation into hope for others. Recently, two Anne Arundel County residents provided that hope.  Terry Elvin Potts of Glen Burnie had his organs removed for donation after he was […]

Donated Tissue Saves Woman’s Leg, Freedom  |  08.03.11

Susan Cossabone always had a gift with horses and a passion for riding.  To fulfill that passion, she owned a 10-acre ranch, Hidden View Farm, with 26 horses.  Not only did she ride for hours a day, Susan also rode competitively, helped retrain difficult horses, and set up an equine summer camp for at-risk and […]

Donate Life America, AOPO visit Denver  |  08.01.11

Message from AlloSource CEO, Tom Cycyota  Tom Cycyota discusses the Donate Life America and Association of Organ Procurement Organization meetings that were recently held in Denver. Cycyota is the President and CEO of AlloSource, the nonprofit tissue bank that sponsors this educational website.

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