Latest Organ donation News

Dutch rower makes it to Paris Olympics two years after nearly losing her life in a bicycle crash

Jul. 13, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

Two years ago, doctors were by the hospital bed of Dutch rower Marloes Oldenburg asking if she wanted to donate her organs in case the risky surgery they were about to perform on her didn’t go well. She had just been airlifted to a hospital with her back broken into multiple places...

Prosecutors charge second inmate in assault that left Wisconsin youth prison counselor brain-dead

Jun. 27, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a second inmate Thursday in connection with a fight that left a counselor at Wisconsin’s youth prison brain-dead. Online court records show 17-year-old Rian Nyblom was charged in Lincoln County Circuit Court with being a party to felony...

Wisconsin youth prison counselor is declared brain-dead after inmate assault

Jun. 26, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A counselor at Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison has been declared brain-dead following a fight with a 16-year-old inmate, the county coroner said Wednesday, less than three weeks after prosecutors filed criminal charges against a warden and multiple staffers in connection...

A 98-year-old man's liver was donated. He is believed to be the oldest American organ donor ever

Jun. 12, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Orville Allen lived a lifetime of service, and when he died at age 98 he had one last thing to give: his liver. Allen, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and a longtime educator in rural southeastern Missouri, is the oldest American to ever donate an...

Father says the 10-year-old child swept into a storm drain in Tennessee after severe storms has died

May. 21, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old Tennessee boy who was swept into a storm drain after severe weather two weeks ago has died, according to posts by his father on social media. Asher Sullivan had been playing with other children in water in the streets as the adults cleaned up...