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Families gather to raise awareness of the vital importance of organ donation

Blue and Green Day Ceremony activities include traveling exhibit, The Art of the Scar

(SAN ANTONIO, TX – April 20, 2017) After losing a loved one, to know that person’s heart beats on in another, allowing that person to live, gives many family members a measure of peace along with their sorrow. But too many people don’t think about the gift of life they could give – simply by registering as an organ donor.


Kidney transplantation saves lives, but only if the new organs continue to work

New guidelines are aimed at reducing rejection and improving the health of recipients

(SAN ANTONIO, TX April 12) It once was pretty unusual to encounter someone with a transplanted kidney. Not anymore. Last year, more than 19,000 kidney transplants were performed across the country — a number that has grown in each of the last four years.


Blue & Green Day Walk to Celebrate Gift of Life

Organ donor families and transplant patients gather at University Hospital on National Donate Life Month Blue & Green Day to raise a flag in recognition of generosity of donors

Organ donation has saved countless lives and improved many others, and those gifts were celebrated Friday at University Hospital.


Celebrating those who give a part of themselves to another

Living donors’ names to be added to University Hospital’s Life Saving Tree sculpture; kidney recipient Matthew Parker, 8, and his donor and first-grade teacher Lindsey Painter will be among those honored

BACKGROUND: They have made the decision to give a part of themselves to save the life of another. And on Thursday, these living organ donors will be celebrated for that selfless and powerful gift when their names are added to the Life Saving Tree sculpture at University Hospital.

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