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February 14, 2017

Guest blog: The final beat of Nicholas Green’s heart of gold

By Donor Father, Reg Green The boy who received my son’s heart died Tuesday, although he wasn’t really a boy any longer. He was 37 years old. But when my … Read More

January 11, 2017

Twenty-two years later, Italians still keep a little American boy in their hearts.

By Donor Father, Reg Green A few weeks ago an emotional email arrived from southern Italy from people we had never met. They are the Santangelo family, who — after … Read More

July 5, 2016

Honor Quilt Program: Community-focused Collaboration with Sew Much Love

The decision to give the gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation is one of great importance, it also presents a time of great difficulty for donor families. … Read More

July 22, 2015

Honor Quilt Program

The decision to give life through organ donation is one of great significance and great difficulty. Though the option for donation provides a glimmer of hope amid tragedy, the pain of losing a … Read More

August 19, 2014

Continuing Bonds with Loved Ones Who Have Died

By Valerie Maury, Family Support Specialist “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die” – Thomas Campbell Experiencing the death of someone we love is new … Read More

June 19, 2014

Racing forward: A recipient’s journey from transplant to half marathon

By Ameen Tabatabai, liver recipient For as long as I can remember, playing sports and staying active has been my lifestyle. When I was in elementary school, I played basketball … Read More

May 5, 2014

Supporting children through grief

Jen Gutzmer, MA, LMHCA Family Support Coordinator   For adults, it can be hard to comprehend the death of an important person in our lives. We stumble through feelings of … Read More

January 30, 2014

The Game of Life: Organ Donation in the NFL

Football is all the buzz this week as the nation prepares for the biggest game of the year.  With the upcoming Superbowl XLVIII battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the … Read More

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