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.
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.
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.
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.
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.