Latest Organ donation News

East St. Louis girl shot while sleeping declared brain dead

Sep. 08, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet at an East St. Louis public housing complex has been declared brain dead, and her family has decided to donate her organs, the girl’s aunt said Wednesday. Calyia Elizabeth Stringer was asleep in...

VCU Health program allows strangers to swap kidney donors

Aug. 29, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — John Byrum needed a new kidney. He was going through dialysis three times a week. An alternative education teacher at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, he would spend four hours at the dialysis clinic after work. It can...

Churches, train stations: Historic buildings rehabilitated

Jul. 31, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine living in an apartment in an old church that houses a chandelier and pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie, eating at a restaurant in the lobby of a 105-year-old train station decorated with marble from Italy, or drinking beer made inside a brewery that was raided...

Cornell professor surprises colleague with kidney donation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell University professor has surprised his friend and colleague with a gift of a lifetime, a kidney. Ron Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics, received a kidney transplant from ILR School...

A birthday gift: Israeli woman donates kidney to Gaza boy

Jul. 28, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

ESHHAR, Israel (AP) — Idit Harel Segal was turning 50, and she had chosen a gift: She was going to give one of her own kidneys to a stranger. The kindergarten teacher from northern Israel, a proud Israeli, hoped her choice would set an example of generosity in a land of...

North Carolina woman to become rare 2-time organ donor

Jul. 25, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is set to join the elite ranks of two-time living organ donors. On Tuesday, surgeons in New York will take part of 54-year-old Stephanie Allen’s liver and transplant it into her brother, Eric Allen, The Wilson Times reported....

Indiana mother hugs man saved by her son’s gift of a kidney

Jul. 24, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Green sat at a conference table, waiting nervously. Any second, Ramu Chinthala would walk through the door at the Indiana Donor Network in Indianapolis. The Evansville resident had never met him but became permanently connected to him after he...