Transplant patient gives dose of reality

MARION - Ray Haines stood quietly off to the side, as the two representatives of Lifeline of Ohio spoke to the health care professions class. The Marion resident began assisting the independent, non-profit organ procurement organization in its informational presentations about a year after he received a kidney/pancreas transplant.

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Some Heroes Unknown, but Save Lives

For some, their hero may be a professional athlete, a doctor, or a family member. But for Frank Lloyd, his hero is someone he's never met. In fact, all frank knows about her is that she was 26 years old when she saved his life.

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'Ride for a Cause' promotes donation

ALBANY — Horses and riders will take to the trails around Lake Snowden today, and they ride to send a message: Support organ and tissue donation.

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Girl earns recognition for sharing her story about organ donation

CHILLICOTHE — Taylor Brown's life changed dramatically when she was 6 years old and her 29-year-old father, Joe, died unexpectedly. After six years, she and her older brother, Michael, still grieve for their dad, but they take solace in knowing he helped four people continue living. Joe's liver, pancreas and both his kidneys provided a second chance to four men in their 40s, Taylor said.

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Organ Donors Scarce in the African American Community

The number of organ transplants performed on Black Americans in 2008 was less than one fifth, or 20%, of the number of Black Americans currently waiting for a transplant.

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