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Families Connected by Infant’s Heart Valve Meet for the First Time  |  05.29.14

As Jodi and Jesse McGinley prepared for the birth of their twin boys, they never imagined one of the twins, Eli, would survive just 31 hours. The grieving parents made the brave decision to donate Eli’s tissues so his short life would have a long-lasting impact for another child. The McGinley’s decision to donate saved […]

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Quadruple Amputee Allograft Recipient to be Featured in Documentary  |  05.20.14

Manuel Salazar’s life changed in an instant when he was electrocuted twice in a horrific work accident. Due to the extent of his injuries, doctors amputated both of Manuel’s arms and legs. He faced a daunting recovery, but was determined to overcome his many challenges. Manuel received allograft skin to help heal his burns and […]

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Phoenix Education Grant Recipient Pursuing Medical Career  |  05.19.14

Jason’s pursuit of a medical career grew from his desire to help fellow burn survivors. Since Jason’s injury, he has been heavily involved in the burn community. He attended the Miracle Burn Camp of Iowa, a camp for pediatric burn survivors, as a child and has served as a counselor there for several years. “At […]

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Tissue Transplant Helps Teenager Recover from Rare Tumor Condition  |  05.14.14

Mckenzie was an athletic, active child plagued by constant knee pain. After realizing it was more serious than just growing pains, her parents knew they had to see a doctor. When reviewing Mckenzie’s MRI, her doctor noticed a spot on her femur. He diagnosed Mckenzie with a rare tumor condition called Chondroblastoma, which can cause […]

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AlloSource Hosts Joey Gase, NASCAR Driver and Donor Son, with the Limb Preservation Foundation at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children  |  05.09.14

AlloSource hosted Joey Gase, a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver and donor son, with the Limb Preservation Foundation at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Gase combines his racing career with his passion for raising awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation by driving the Donate Life racecar. When his mother, Mary Jo […]

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Phoenix Education Grant Recipient Pursuing Teaching Career  |  05.07.14

Dexter Durlin pursued his dream of a college education only after his children completed their own degree. He applied to Mitchell Community College to add an Associate’s degree in business to his auctioneer’s license; however, students and faculty encouraged him to consider a teaching career. Dexter was gravely injured in an electrical explosion at work […]

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Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run Honors Donors and Celebrates Recipients  |  05.02.14

Hundreds of people will participate in the 12th annual Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. The event provides an opportunity for those touched by donation on both the donor side and recipient side to celebrate life. For the Vento family, this year marks […]

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Tissue Donation Helps Heal Active Father  |  05.02.14

A bulging disc and broken bone in his back kept Brent from participating in Boy Scouts of America events with his son, one of their favorite ways to spend time together. The pain in his back and leg became so severe he could not stand or walk for longer than 10 – 20 minutes at […]

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