Organ Donation News
Grieving dad hears deceased daughter's heart beat in donor recipient
A grieving Midwestern father stopped in Louisiana this month to hear his deceased daughter's heart beat inside a donor recipient during his cycling trip from Wisconsin to Florida as part of an effort to increase funding for organ donation . Bill Conner of Madison, Wisconsin, decided to go on the
Healthy after kidney transplant, Merritt returns to worlds
Aries Merritt will be making a return to the world championships. This time, with a working kidney. The world-record holder Merritt finished second behind Aleec Harris in the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday. His place — as long as it was top three — didn't really
A father cycled 1,400 miles for a cause
Bill Conner rode with a mission to bring awareness to organ donation in honor of his dead daughter, and was surprised by her heart recipient.
Teenage Saints fan with chronic liver disease to be honored with perseverance award at 2017 ESPYS
Jarrius Robertson, the teenage superfan of the New Orleans Saints who is battling a chronic liver disease, will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at this year's ESPYs, it was announced today. The 15-year-old who has already undergone two liver transplants and 13 surgeries works as the
A teenager moves to the beat after lifesaving heart surgery
Finally tonight, "America strong." A teenager facing a heart transplant, showing why the best medicine in life may be a little dancing. Busting out of the hospital is usually not encouraged, but the doctors, nurses and staff at this Baltimore hospital had to cheer on Amari hall. Get them, baby. Get
South Carolina couple to carry baby with fatal condition to term: 'She's still very much loved'
A couple carrying their terminally ill child to term is hoping to donate her organs and help keep other parents from facing the same fate. Brandi Rogers' unborn daughter, Emersyn, was diagnosed with anencephaly when Brandi was 20 weeks pregnant. Anencephaly is a birth defect where a baby is born
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