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Katrin describes her injury as affecting her life in every way. The normally active athlete was playing soccer when her ACL partically tore. Not realizing the extent of the injury, Katrin continued to play sports despite the increasing pain. “During my first surgery, a huge piece of my medial meniscus was removed and […]
After the recent shooting in Aurora, local stations looked to the Keyes family, who lost their daughter in a school shooting, to provide words of wisdom in how to cope with such a tragedy. One way the Keyes family sought comfort was by forming a foundation, mentioned in the story. What wasn’t mentioned however, is […]
More than 1,000 organ recipients and living donors will gather in Grand Rapids, Mich., Saturday to compete in Olympics-style games and celebrate their lives and honor those who gave them the gift of life. The Transplant Games of America will host Opening Ceremonies designed not to show off the athletic prowess of participants, but rather […]
Adult stem cells are doing amazing things! In the story posted below, doctors used this boy’s own stem cells to create a new trachea. What’s even more amazing, is that our fat contains a potent source of these live-saving and life-enhancing cells that can be used in the tissue donation process. When one passes, these cells […]
Back in February, Allograft Possibilities talked about Helene Campbell, the young woman in need of a lung transplant. After catching the attention of Justin Bieber himself via Twitter, Helene has become a force to be reckoned with, inspiring others to donate everywhere. After receiving her transplant, Helene is back in action still fighting for the […]
In honor of our previous “paying it forward” post, here’s a great story for July 12! After receiving a life-saving transplant, this Colorado man finds a way to give back to those who saved his life.
How can you help raise awareness about organ and tissue donation? Join nearly five thousand others as they dash for donation. Hosting the dash is Donor Alliance. The 13 annual 5K run/walk is to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of organ and tissue recipients and recognize those who continue […]
At just 13, Abby realizes every day is a gift. After nearly losing her life to a heart condition, Abby was saved by a donor, whom she can never thank. Feeling the need to honor her donor, she decided that each year, on the anniversary of her heart transplant, she would promote “pay it forward […]