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A Bond Beyond Marriage

Her husband’s life on the line, Cori Dudley donated one of her kidneys

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61st in Line for a Transplant: James’ Story

His 3- and 5-year-olds knew him only as someone hooked up to a dialysis machine several hours a day. Now, thanks to an organ donation, he’s free – and he’ll get to watch them grow up.

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"The Phone Call That Changed Our Lives."

Providing education, advocacy and support of organ donation isn’t just part of my professional role, it’s part of my personal life as a wife, mom and daughter. My personal story Eleven years ago this month, just months after the birth of our first child, our family received the phone call that would not only change

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One Heart, Two Families: A Story of Organ Donation

For Donna and Mike Andre of Brushton, NY, numbers define the moments leading to their son Ben’s tragic death. It was March 17, 2015 –  St. Patrick’s Day, Mike’s birthday. Ben had gone to a friend’s house to wait for his girlfriend to get off work at 11. It was classic North Country March weather:

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The Greatest Gift — The Gift of Life

April is National “Donate Life” month, an opportunity to celebrate life-saving organ and tissue donors and the recipients whose lives they save. Most often, transplant surgery relies on altruistic generosity. For those waiting with end-stage organ failure, their lives and future are in the hands of strangers, and they wait, not knowing if they will

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Remembering Those Who Gave the "Gift of Life"

It’s fitting that National Donor Day is February 14, a day we already associate with love. On this day, we raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ and tissue donors. Most people will eventually be affected by donation in their lives. They will either know someone who needs, or has received

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