Second lease on life

During her teens and early 20s, Kara Snyder was a healthy young woman who was in control of her Type I diabetes. In August 2002, she underwent what was supposed to be a routine surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed, and many difficulties arose from there. She developed a dry socket from the surgery, and was admitted to a hospital in northern Ohio for dehydration and vomiting that accompanied a spike in her blood sugar levels. While there, Mrs. Snyder suffered the effects of an infiltrated IV in her hand.

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MELISSA'S JOURNEY: Despite long odds, she never gave up and today is alive with donated kidney

Six months ago Melissa Flowers had little hope of receiving a new kidney. She was one of more than 100,000 people on a national waiting list for a kidney donation and she was already the recipient of one "new" kidney in 1997, which her body rejected three years later.

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Cleveland Clinic staff sets record for lung transplants during a single year

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Clinic, long known for its treatment of heart disease, took the lead in another medical specialty this week when it set the world record for the most lung transplants performed at a hospital in a single year.

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UD Coach Gives From The Heart

In the last 10 years, more than 2,000 Ohioans have died waiting for an organ transplant. UD's men's basketball coach Brian Gregory and 9-year-old heart transplant recipient Pierce Blalock have teamed up with Life Connection of Ohio to advocate organ donation awareness in hopes of reducing that number.

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Help Ohio State Retain the Trophy and Beat Michigan in the 2009 Buckeye - Wolverine Challenge For Life!

Lifeline of Ohio and The Ohio State University Chapter of Students for Organ Donation has accepted a challenge from the “state up north!” Which University can register the most new organ and tissue donors before November 19th? Taking just a few minutes to register your wish to be a donor at the time of your death can potentially save eight lives through organ donation and heal more than 50 lives through tissue and eye donation. More than 103,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving transplant and 18 of those will die today while waiting. Nearly 3,000 of those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant are from Ohio. By registering your decision to be an organ and tissue donor, you are giving hope to those awaiting a life-saving organ transplant or a healing tissue transplant. To participate in the Challenge For Life, simply log on to www.lifelineofohio.org and click on the “Register Now” option, found at the top of each page on the Lifeline of Ohio website. From there, you will be connected to a secure website maintained by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If you live outside of Ohio, visit the Lifeline of Ohio website to learn how you can register to be an organ and tissue donor in your state. Register as an organ and tissue donor and become a Buckeye For Life! If you have questions about the Challenge or organ and tissue donation, please e-mail Lauren Fitting at   . If you are interested in helping Students For Organ Donation to promote organ and tissue donation on campus please contact them at . Let’s start a new Ohio State tradition that saves lives! Register as a donor and become a Buckeye For Life!

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