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Meet the World’s Youngest Double Hand Transplant Recipient  |  07.29.15

Zion Harvey’s childhood came to a halt when he faced a devastating infection resulting in the amputation of his hands and feet when he was just two years old. Now eight years old, he has the chance to be a kid again after receiving a double hand transplant in a groundbreaking surgery performed this month […]

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Family Learns About Mother’s Amazing Legacy Through Donation for Research  |  07.22.15

After Katie McDevitt passed away in 1980, her family knew they wouldn’t have a traditional funeral. Katie left her body to science, hoping to help advance medical research in any way she could. Her family was astonished when they recently learned just how much their mother contributed. Katie’s gift, along with gifts from 29 other […]

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The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation and Donate Life America Launch New Observance: Donate Life ECHO  |  07.07.15

The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation and Donate Life America teamed up to launch “Donate Life ECHO,” a brand new nationwide observance aimed at multicultural communities. ECHO stands for Every Community Has Opportunity and is being launched to increase engagement with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino and other multicultural communities. ECHO’s objective is to emphasize the importance […]

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Bone Allograft Helps Relieve Pain for Recipient  |  07.06.15

Cindy suffered from spinal stenosis, a condition causing the open spaces in the spine to narrow, which can put pressure on the nerves. The condition can cause pain, numbness and muscle weakness. She already endured one spinal surgery, but it didn’t correct the issue. “The spinal stenosis greatly affected my life,” she said. “I had to […]

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