Facebook Photo At Magic Kingdom Helps Dad Get A New KidneyAfter a woman's photo of the New Jersey dad's t-shirt went viral on Facebook, a donor has stepped forward to save the man's life.
Life-Saving Match: How The Organ Transplant Process WorksSelena Gomez is making headlines after revealing she underwent a kidney transplant, which raises a good question: How does the organ transplant process work?
Murdered Fargo Officer Saves Several Lives Via Organ DonationA fallen North Dakota police office is credited with helping save the lives of at least five people. Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call last week.
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Red Wing Man's Death Touches More Than 60 Lives Via Organ DonationIn times of great grief, we often look for meaning. That came in an unexpected way for a Red Wing woman after losing her husband earlier this month. Brad Einck was an organ donor, and what he shared with one person was particularly powerful.
The Fight To Save Summer: An Infant's Heart TransplantA 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.
Organ Donation Helps Stillwater Family Cope With Tragic LossTwenty-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.
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
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.
Spreading Organ Donor Awareness Via FacebookYou 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.
New Program To Support Education Of Organ DonationRight 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.
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?