Organ Donation

In this Sept. 6, 2019, photo, Donna Cryer holds up family photos that include her father Roland Henry, as she poses for a photo in Washington. When her father died, she tried to donate his organs, yet the local organ collection agency said no, without talking to the family or providing a reason. "It was devastating to be told there was nothing they considered worthy of donation. Nada. Not a kidney, not a liver, not tissue,” recalled Donna Cryer, president of the nonprofit Global Liver Institute and herself a recipient of a liver transplant. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Associated Press
October 14, 2019 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-...
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Lynne Hayes-Freeland
May 06, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Organ donation has become a way of life but sometimes getting the organ when you need it can be a challenge.
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Rachelle Michalowski
April 09, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Local teacher and swim teacher Rachelle Michalowski is hoping the power of social media can help her mother who is suffering from stage 5 chronic kidney disease.
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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
March 04, 2019 - 9:21 pm
On his way to the hospital to undergo a kidney transplant, retired police officer Tim Rush has an important message: become an organ donor.
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Hospital Staff Line ICU Hallway To Honor Dying Patient Donating Organs
October 03, 2018 - 4:10 pm
The hospital calls it the "Walk of Respect."
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 Incredible Teacher Donates Kidney to 12-Year-Old
August 21, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Back-to-school is starting off with an incredible gift from one teacher to his student.
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Robert Mangino
April 02, 2018 - 5:39 pm
April is National Donate Life Month, and Monday Allegheny General Hospital held a special event for transplant recipients and donor families to share their stories of grief and survival
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