True Stories About transplant

Keith, who was born with just one kidney, was overweight and suffered for years from high blood pressure. He was in and out of the hospital every other week because either his potassium was dangerously low or he was passing out. He was exhausted all the time and sometimes couldn’t get out of bed.

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KEITH Kidney RECIPIENT


When I race around the track in another 400 meter dash, I don’t think much about my racing heartbeat. But my mom does. I came into the world on October 26, 1990. But the moment of joy most parents dream of became the nightmare all parents dread.

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Brittney Heart ReCIPIENT


I owe my kidney, my health, and my life to a man I had previously never met. My health problems began when I was just 10 years old, after tests following a summer’s long illness revealed that I had only one, very enlarged kidney. 

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Bryan Kidney RECIPIENT


I owe my kidney, my health, and my life to a man I had previously never met. My health problems began when I was just 10 years old, after tests following a summer’s long illness revealed that I had only one, very enlarged kidney. 

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Coleen Liver Donor


People consider Chris and Stephanie Norton a match made in heaven.

Stephanie knew Chris her whole life. He grew up in the same neighborhood and was a friend of her brother’s. 

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Chris and Stephanie Kidney Donor and RECIPIENT


All Krysta ever wanted was the freedom to run.

She and her twin sister, Kara, were born six weeks premature, and even then, I knew Krysta was a fighter.  But I also knew she had quite a battle to face.

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Krysta Double Lung RECIPIENT


Somewhere out there, there’s a family who saved my life. And I never really got to thank them.

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Ike Heart RECIPIENT


To Marc, life is about analyzing the facts and making a decision accordingly. Nothing more.  “But, there are times one has to say, ‘What the heck? Go for it,’”

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Marc kidney Donor