Organ Donation

Handprints on NASCAR driver Joey Gase's car as part of Gift of Life program.
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Jim Melwert
October 03, 2019 - 3:10 pm
People whose lives have been touched by organ donation got to lend a hand, literally, to help paint a car that will take part in this weekend’s NASCAR events in Dover.
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In this image made from video provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nina Martinez of Atlanta is wheeled into a Baltimore operating room to become who is thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant living donor with HIV, on Monday, March 25, 2019.
Johns Hopkins Medicine via AP
March 28, 2019 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting...
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Dreamstime
February 28, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Was a doctor wrong to save a patient's life? His family thinks so. A woman sued the hospital and the doctor who treated her husband before he died. Not because he died, but because they kept him alive. The man, who...
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Rasheena Phinisee
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Cherri Gregg
February 22, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rasheena Phinisee is a force when it comes to organ donation. Her motivation is personal: Her daughter Assiah went into liver failure as an infant. "Me being a first-time mom, it was a very traumatizing experience," Phinisee said. "The journey in the beginning was...
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Dreamstime
January 01, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Iceland has a new way to sign people up for the organ donor list. A new law in Iceland goes into effect this month in which, rather than registering to be an organ donor, citizens are automatically organ donors unless they...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
October 11, 2018 - 8:50 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A spokesman says Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a bill on the way to his desk that will represent the first overhaul of Pennsylvania’s organ donation law in 25 years. Lawmakers have grappled for years with a comprehensive update of Pennsylvania’s organ donation law. Kerry...
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Janet Murnaghan and her daughter Sarah.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 05, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The ordeal of a girl being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia whose family fought to change juvenile restrictions on organ donations has been memorialized in a book. Janet Murnaghan, co-author of Saving Sarah, says when it became clear that the only way...
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2018 Transplant Games of America
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 07, 2018 - 3:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — The final competitions are wrapping up, and the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Transplant Games of America finish up Tuesday night. These are the first Transplant Games for Team Philly’s Wendell Burke, a kidney recipient. He received a new kidney a couple years ago...
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Transplant Games
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 06, 2018 - 5:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — The 2018 Transplant Games have been a success so far for Team Philly, which garnered nearly 100 medals. And more events are still to come. Tyshon Lewis, one of three Philly medallists who are also heart recipients, received a new heart in 2016. "I’m almost two years...
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Transplant Games of America
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 05, 2018 - 10:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Team Philly raked in more than two dozen medals in swimming at the 2018 Transplant Games. But for one group of spectators, just getting to Salt Lake City was half the fun. Back in 2006, Andrea Henninger didn’t make it to the Transplant Games to see her mother...
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