PATIENT STORY

Drumming up donors

Grateful for the stem cell donor who saved his life, Perry Cheathem is now on a mission to encourage others to Be the Match.

March 15, 2017 4
PATIENT STORY

Life resumes for Lilly

A year after a bone marrow transplant, Lilly Vanden Bosch's life returns to normal.

December 16, 2016 3
PATIENT STORY

Go green! Go white!

And go register to be an organ donor! Sparty is.

November 11, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I could tell I was dying’

A rare heart procedure gives Sheryll Neiboer new breath—and a new life.

June 8, 2016 2
PATIENT STORY

Outrunning cancer

After a leukemia diagnosis, Doug Ferrin couldn't find a suitable donor when he needed a stem cell transplant. Then cord blood arrived from France.

June 6, 2016 7

Cellular combat

Clinical trials showing great promise in graft-versus-host disease treatment.

March 4, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

Mom’s best friend becomes child’s lifesaver

“This is the kind of thing you do for people you care about,” says Brandy Tarrant, who donated a kidney to a girl she considers her niece.

February 4, 2016 0

‘We take it day by day’

After a rare kidney disease strikes three of their four sons, requiring back-to-back transplants, the Brann family has high hopes for a 'normal' 2016.

December 25, 2015 4

4 transplants, 24 hours

Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant program hits milestone moment with a day chock-full of life-saving surgeries.

December 15, 2015 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I’m still here’

Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.

November 10, 2015 3
PATIENT STORY

Organ donation inspires ArtPrize entry

A kidney donation at age 2 saves artist's life, encourages him to spread the word.

September 24, 2015 0

New options for treating end-stage heart and lung disease

Learn how innovative techniques and technologies are making a difference for patients in West Michigan and beyond.

July 4, 2015 0