Did you see these recent organ donation stories in the news? It’s amazing to see the hope that organ donation gives not only to transplant recipients, but to so many donor families and recipient families as well.
Organ Donation Stories in the News
19 years after heart transplant, Amity teenager very healthy
Born on Valentine’s Day with a broken heart, Jake received a heart transplant at 7 months old. After doctors told him that his heart would last ten years, Jake is still very healthy 19 years later.
After her 15 year old son was struck and killed, Kim and her family made the decision to donate Tyler’s organs - ultimately saving the life of Toronto dad Dave Allingham. Exactly three years after losing her son, she rode next to the man that received Tyler’s heart in support of the Heart&Stroke Foundation ride.
Kidney patient meets donor’s family for first time 47 years after her transplant
After being the first person in Bristol to have the procedure, Anne was told by doctors that her new kidney would only last a decade. Now, 47 years later, Anne had the opportunity to meet her donor family for the very first time.
This is What it’s Really Like to Live with Cystic Fibrosis
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on the waiting list? 24-year-old Caleigh Harbor shares her story of what it’s like to be a normal person with cystic-fibrosis, waiting on a double lung transplant.
Grandmother donates kidney to toddler grandaughter
At just three days old, little Clara was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. After doctors told her parents that she would need a kidney transplant in order to grow properly and lead a normal life, both parents tested to find out that neither were a match for baby Clara. But Cindy, Clara’s grandmother, always knew she would be the one to donate her kidney to her grandaughter.
Organ Donation Stories from the Outlive Yourself Blog
How My Life Was Saved By An Organ Donor - My Five Organ Transplant
After a long battle with gastroparesis and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Carissa hadn’t eaten in 12 years. For 13 months she waited for a transplant of her stomach, small bowel, pancreas, liver, and duodenum… until finally the wait was over.
A Mother’s Journey Through Grief: Losing Two Children, Gaining Five Godchildren
After a tragic accident that took the lives of both her daughters, Dawn felt hopeless. A few months after experiencing her first Mother’s Day without her girls, she received a letter that gave her a glimpse of hope.