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Organ Donation

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The Fight To Save Summer: An Infant’s Heart Transplant

A Twin Cities couple brought their baby to the doctor for what they thought was a cold but just hours later they learned that their daughter needed a new heart. What the doctor saw in her daughter Summer’s X-ray would confine their daughter to a hospital this past November.

03/24/2014

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Organ Donation Helps Stillwater Family Cope With Tragic Loss

Twenty-nine-year-old Adam McCloud died in October of 2012 after he was beaten at a Stillwater bar. Eric Richard was convicted of first-degree assault after punching McCloud at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque. According to the criminal complaint, McCloud had spilled Richard’s drink and later refused to pay for it. After McCloud’s death, his family found that they could keep his spirit alive by helping local charities. Supper time at the Odebrecht household brings the family together. But every so often, they can’t help but think of who’s not at the dinner table.

01/29/2014

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Student Donates Kidney To Mpls. Cop

A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. “I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years,” Escobar said

01/18/2014

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Good Question: Who Writes The Organ Donation Rules?

A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis is recovering in Philadelphia hospital Wednesday night after a double lung transplant. Sarah Murnaghan was allowed to receive adult lungs after a federal judge made a rare ruling that she and an 11-year-old boy were eligible. National policy for organ donations had said adult lungs should go to adults before children. Lawyers for the group that sets that policy say what’s in place is based on scientific judgment and is in the best interest of the patients.

06/12/2013

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Spreading Organ Donor Awareness Via Facebook

You can now let your friends on Facebook know if you’re an organ donor. The change should help the chances of thousands of people waiting for an organ.

05/02/2012

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New Program To Support Education Of Organ Donation

Right now, when you register for a new ID or license, you’re asked about organ donation. But making that choice no longer just means you’ll only check a box.

01/05/2012

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Good Question: Should Organ Donors Be Paid?

There are about 3,000 Minnesotans waiting right now for a organ transplant. There are far more waiting than there are willing to donate an organ voluntarily. So, why not pay people to donate an organ?

12/29/2011

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Good Question: Should Organ Donors Be Paid?

There are about 3,000 Minnesotans waiting right now for a organ transplant. There are far more waiting than there are willing to donate an organ voluntarily. So, why not pay people to donate an organ?

12/07/2011

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Mom Killed Saving Son Lives On Through Organ Donation

Three weeks ago a young mother lost her life while trying to cross a busy highway in North St. Paul. But she is living on through in others through organ donation.

08/18/2011

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Minn. Man Gets Kidney From Fiancee

A Minnesota man will get a Valentine’s Day gift that you can’t put a price on.

02/14/2011

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Family Celebrates The Christmas Miracle Of Life

A Plymouth family is celebrating a Christmas miracle — the gift of life.

12/25/2010

For the first time, Priscilla Deshayes (L) meets Ann Agrimson (R), from whom she received a kidney as a part of a transplant chain. (credit: CBS)

Thankful ‘Kidney Chain’ Recipients Meet Donors

After giving from the heart, a group of kidney donors have gotten heartfelt thanks for what they did.

11/23/2010