Organ Donation News
Preschool teacher to give kidney to student’s father: 'She's giving me a second chance at life'
An Iowa dad will undergo a life-saving transplant thanks to his son's teacher. Darreld Petersen, 34, will receive a kidney from Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1. "It's just amazing," Petersen of Mason City, Iowa, told ABC News. "There are people waiting every day for a
Hollywood executive's mysterious, almost fatal, illness led to a life-changing hand transplant
Jonathan Koch was at the top of his game as a successful Hollywood entertainment executive when suddenly his life came to a screeching halt. He became gravely ill and his body was quickly shutting down, but doctors couldn’t figure out why. But Koch has defied unthinkable odds over a two-year
Proposed amendment to Trump's health care bill falls short on pre-existing conditions, analysts say
A new amendment to President Trump 's health care proposal does not go far enough in keeping protections for people with pre-existing conditions, according to analysts and a spokesperson for the AARP. The protections are the source of a rare bi-partisan agreement on the Obamacare law: Even
Godmother's lifesaving gift to 8-month-old godson
No family members were a match for Finn O'Sullivan, who was born with an extremely rare liver condition, but godmother Sarah was a perfect match.
Baby's godmother also his "perfect" liver match
Eight-month-old Finn has not one but two rare liver conditions and was in desperate need of a transplant. His family found a match from someone who isn't a relative, but who has known the infant since he was born: his godmother. Finn O'Sullivan has both biliary atresia and Alpha-1. The first is a
Bride gets kidney transplant days before wedding: 'It saved my life'
A Texas bride received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle. Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and was married on March 25. The 28-year-old had been discharged from the hospital 24 hours before, she said. "Everything was planned and
Rod Carew's transplanted heart, kidney donated from ex-Ravens TE Konrad Reuland
Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplants in December, receiving the organ donations from a former Baltimore Ravens tight end. Konrad Reuland died Dec. 12 at age 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm. His heart ?and kidney went to Carew , who was at the top of the
Rod Carew's transplanted heart donated from ex-Ravens TE Konrad Reuland
Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew underwent a heart transplant in December, receiving the organ donation from a former Baltimore Ravens tight end, according to the team's website. Konrad Reuland died Dec. 12 at the age of 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm. His heart went to Carew , who was
Mother of teen who died suddenly after a football injury meets with transplant recipients
It was an incredibly emotional day recently for Cassondra Singleton, who met with some of the recipients of organs from her teen son who died last year after a football injury. In November 2016, Aaron Singleton, 15, a straight-A student at Joshua High School in Texas, suffered seizures after taking
We Are GMA: Georgia woman saves 23 lives by connecting kidney donors to those in need
“Good Morning America” is celebrating ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things for their communities in the "We are GMA " campaign. You're invited to Dare to Donate a Dollar to lend your support. When doctors told a Georgia woman that her husband would likely die if he did not receive a