Living Organ Donor Resources
Harry’s Pre-Liver Donation Report on NBC Connecticut
Harry Kiernan, of Glastonbury, is giving the left lobe of his liver to a eleven-month old baby girl.
Transplant Team of Connecticut
Mission: The mission of Transplant Team of Connecticut is to honor organ, tissue and cornea donors, living donors, donor families, organ recipients, and their families. Showcase the health and wellness experienced by transplant recipients and to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
2010 NKF U.S. Transplant Games
2010 marked the 20th Anniversary of the NKF U.S. Transplant Games. The Olympic-style event, held July 30th-August 4, 2010 in Madison, WI, is for athletes who have received life-saving organ transplants of every type—kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and bone marrow. Transplant and donor athletes from all over the country competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in 12 different sports, including track and field, swimming, tennis, basketball, cycling and golf.
Living Kidney Donation vs. Non-Living
In this Medical Minute (Health Video), Dr. Del Pizzo of Cornell Urology, provides us with an overview of living kidney donation program and discusses this treatment path vs. the challenges of non-living kidney donation and kidney transplantation. A kidney health video with one of the leading kidney health physicians.
Living Liver Donation
For all those looking for reasons to be an organ donor, this is one of the most touching organ donor stories we have heard. In this short documentary, a woman donates a portion of her liver to a baby from another family.
Kidney Donation: Living With One Kidney
In this Medical Minute, Dr. Del Pizzo answers a common question among kidney donors, “Can I live with only one?”
Non-Directed Kidney Donor Meets Recipient and His Family
Since birth, Ethan Hatton has battled multiple congenital conditions that eventually caused his kidneys to fail, making a kidney transplant necessary. Because none of his family members were a match, Ethan and his mother Toni Holly had to wait for an anonymous donor to come forward.
Becoming A Non-Directed Kidney Donor
A non-directed donor is an individual who expresses a desire to donate one of his or her kidneys, but who does not have a recipient to receive the organ.
Reflections on Non-Directed Kidney Donation and Pediatric Transplantation
In this four-minute video, Dr. Susan Mendley, associate professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses the case of Ethan Hatton, a two-year-old pediatric kidney failure patient who recently received a life-saving kidney from non-directed kidney donor Drew Sollenberger.
One Family’s Special Gift: An Organ Donation
After their daughter died, the Storch family donated her heart to a lady in Arizona. All the mother wanted, was to hear her heart again.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Government Web site for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.
This web site will be dedicated to organ donors everywhere. Because of organ donors many will receive the “Gift of Life”.