Organ Transplants

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

‘Gift of Life’ Transplant Program Marks 40th Year With Call For More Donors

The “Gift of Life” program — the nation’s leading organ donation program — based here in Philadlephia.


(Faith Carlin, right, with her husband, Alex, and their daughters Erin and Elizabeth, at the Christmas tree in Love Park.  Family photo provided)

Willow Grove Woman To Ride in Rose Bowl Parade On New Year’s Day

Faith Carlin (right) received a new kidney and a new pancreas in the early ’90s, and now is an ambassador for the “Gift of Life” organ donation program.


(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in Philadelphia last June.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Sen. Toomey Pushes For End of Over-12 Rule For Adult Lung Transplant Recipients

Toomey isn’t pushing for a particular new policy but says he’s been told that the current lower age limit of 12 for adult lung transplants is arbitrary.


(Credit:  Cherri Gregg)

Penn Medicine Hosts Conference Highlighting Female Heart Recipients

Heart transplants take a tremendous toll on the body, but especially on a woman’s body. Experts at Penn Medicine held a special conference Friday for female heart transplant patients and their caregivers.


Riley O'Brien

New Jersey Boy Comes Close To Second Chance, Still Awaiting Heart, Lung Transplants

He is a little boy, with a lifetime of health problems including being born with a congenital heart disease. Riley needs a heart and lung transplant to live.


(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.