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organ donation

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‘On death’s doorstep’

Vietnam veteran Charlie Bell thanks God and his medical team for a lung transplant that gave him a new lease on life.

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‘We’re not made of glass’

Swimming in the World Transplant Games lets Fred Nelis test his limits.

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‘You saved my life, man’

A Michigan State Police trooper in need of a new liver gets a living donor transplant—from a friend on the force.

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‘We’re here to celebrate with you’

Two families connected by organ donation meet to honor the gift of a young man's heart, now living on in another.

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‘My very own heart’

A milestone operation: 100th transplant is also Elaine Slikkers’ second miracle and third birthday.

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‘We’re grateful for the gift of life’

Scott Kovacs' heart beat a path toward almost certain death. With a new heart, he's now running toward his future.

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Tyler’s new heart

When a 22-year-old needed a heart transplant, an implantable heart pump kept him alive until his second chance came through.

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‘Miracles do happen’

A double lung transplant has given Debbi Bendon a second chance at life. "Dreams come true," she says.

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Fighting for each breath

Daring to hope for a lung transplant, Judy Weimer keeps up her strength with help from doctors and a home health care team.

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Lilly’s freedom

Lilly Vanden Bosch, 10, says good riddance to a nasty post-transplant virus.

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‘An amazing, selfless act’

A teen’s need for a kidney transplant inspires a flood of volunteer donors.

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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.

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