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Cameron Chana was a born leader who focused on making an impact in lives of others. He was very involved in volunteer work, his church, and went on mission trips across the world. No matter where he was, he encouraged positivity and spread his caring, upbeat energy. The Chana family’s world was turned upside down […]
Addison Parker was a happy, healthy four-year-old when undetected Type 1 diabetes took her life. Despite the heartbreak of losing their child, Micki and Darrell Parker chose generosity in the face of grief and donated Addie’s organs, eyes and tissues. Addie was able to give her heart, liver, kidneys, corneas and knees. Her vibrant, joyful […]
Kevin Cmunt, the President and CEO of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, was featured on ESPN Radio’s Sports Medicine Weekly show for National Donate Life Month. Cmunt discussed the importance of donation, Gift of Hope’s connection to AlloSource, as well as the amazing uses for donated tissue. Listen to the interview here.
Today marks the 8th annual Healthcare Decisions Day, a national initiative to encourage advance care planning. For many people, a conversation about death might seem uncomfortable or daunting, but having those discussions with your family can help to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. Today’s observance also promotes an open dialogue between patients and their […]
Gary Wall was healthy, active and always lived life to the fullest. To know Gary was to know a smile because he had such a great sense of humor. The proud father of 18-year-old twins absolutely loved life. When he died suddenly from an aneurysm at the age of 69, his family and friends were […]
Kayla was outgoing, nurturing and loving. She often volunteered her time to help adults and children with disabilities and her family knew she would do anything for anybody. She enjoyed taking advanced classes in school and spent time in the Navy. Kayla wanted to pursue a career in emergency medical services to continue her commitment […]
Sarah Gray and her husband, Ross, received devastating news early in her pregnancy: one of her twins had anencephaly and would not survive long after birth. She carried both twins, Thomas and Callum, to term and Thomas passed away six days later. But his story didn’t end there. Sarah and Ross donated Thomas’ liver, eyes and umbilical […]
Michael’s family remembers the 22-year-old as a vibrant combination of focus, fun and faith. He was a senior exercise science major at Illinois State University and worked as an assistant baseball coach with his father on the University High School baseball team. Michael passed away from injuries he sustained after a drunk driver crashed into […]
Hannah was pure joy. She had a way about her that made people feel special. As she grew older, her family realized her ability to love was powerful and she brought out the best in everyone she met. She taught her family to live in a bigger way. When Hannah was four and a half, […]
California Transplant Donor Network recently changed its name to Donor Network West to better identify the organization and more accurately describe its area of expertise. The new name reflects the organization’s commitment to practicing excellence and compassion in the journey of the donated gift. Watch the video below to learn more about Donor Network West.
Started in 2003 by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features national and local activities to honor those who gave the gift of life and encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Each year, Donate Life America designs artwork to symbolize the meaning of NDLM. The […]