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(Yusuf Patel, left, and his sister, Khadijah, at the ceremony.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Children’s Hospital Trumpets Organ Donor Program With Spotlight on 2 Young Recipients

Five-year-old Khadijah Patel is going home just two weeks after she received a liver transplant. She suffers from the same rare genetic disorder that also afflicts her 12-year-old brother, Yusuf.

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Legally Donating Your Body To Science

The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act governs the donation of cadavers for science.


(Volunteers help decorate the "Donate Life" float for the 2015 Rose Parade.  Image provided)

Bucks County Organ Donor Among 100 Recognized in 2015 Rose Parade Float

Barb Stebulis, of Ivyland, Pa., says she bought two roses for that float: one for her son, killed in a car crash in 2008, when he was 22, and the other for his heart recipient, Darrin.


Meredith Dankanis donated a kidney two years ago to her 15-month-old nephew, Matthew, who was born in kidney failure. (Credit: Meredith Dankanis)

Living Organ Donors Honored At Ceremony In King Of Prussia

A special luncheon and ceremony honoring the region’s living organ donors was held in King of Prussia on Sunday afternoon.



Penn Tests Revolutionary New Lung Transplant Technique

“Currently we use organs from about 15 to 20% of potential donors. If we can increase that number to 50 to 80%, somewhere between two to four times as many organs will be available with the same outcome,” Dr. Edward Cantu said.


Asking For Your Organ Back

If you donate an organ, can you get it back? The court has faced that issue more than once, if you can believe it.



Health: Facebook Urges Users To Add Organ Donor Status

Signing up to become an organ donor could be the newest craze on Facebook. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is On Your Side with more on today’s big announcement.


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Thousands Participate In The Annual Dash For Organ & Tissue Awareness

More than 8,000 people took part in the 17th annual Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Sunday, sponsored in part by KYW Newsradio.


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Philadelphia ‘Gift of Life’ Program Honors 5 Living Kidney Donors

“More and more, friends and neighbors are giving,” says the president and CEO of the “Gift of Life” donor program, “but now there’s this new phenomenon of people just wanting to do some good for their fellow man and giving their kidney to someone else.”


(Renee Freeman, at KYW studios on Thursday.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Party Honoring Organ Donors Is Friday Night On Ben Franklin Parkway

“It is to raise awareness and to raise funds so that we can go into the community and dispel myths, educate the public, and raise awareness for the critical need for organ donation,” says Renee Freeman, cofounder and executive board chairman of the group “Donors are Heroes.”


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Health: Donate Life Month

April is Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the need for more people to become organ donors, to save lives.


(Carol and Riley O'Brien at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Tuesday.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Urges Parents To Remember Organ Donation

April is “National Donate Life Month,” and local families are pleading with potential donors to remember the youngest on the waiting list and sign up to give the gift of life.


After a Swine Flu Death, Bucks Family Finds a Cause

A Bucks County family is turning a personal tragedy into a campaign to give others hope. KYW’s Pat Loeb reports they took their effort to Monday’s Phillies-Marlins game.