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Transplant Patient Success Stories

Kidney Transplant Donors

An Altruistic Living Kidney Donor’s Story
There are some people for whom giving is just a way of life. People like parents, police officers, organ donors. People like Phillip Wisely.
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Kidney Transplant Patients

Man Donates Kidney to Best Friend
We like to think there isn't anything we wouldn't do for a friend, but Michael Moore has the proof: he donated his kidney to his best friend.
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Kidney Donor and Father Visit Transplant Patients on Anniversary
For Reverend Charles Chatman of St. Charles, MO, the effects of transplant were dramatic.
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Illiopolis Couple a Perfect Match; Wife Donating Kidney to Husband
30 years of marriage and couple find out they have a compatible kidney.
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Ambrose Perkins, Kidney Transplant
Thanks to a good friend & a kidney transplant, he can enjoy family, work and fishing.
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Liver Transplant Patients

Hugh Schaefer - Liver Transplant Patient
A routine blood test was the first clue that Hugh Schaefer’s liver was failing.
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Lawrence McMullen - Liver Transplant Patient
McMullen knew his chance of surviving liver cancer for one year was zero – without a liver transplant.
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Rolla Man Has Liver Transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for Christmas
Christmas was a little different Dunn- his present was a lifesaving liver transplant.
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Mentor Program Matches Recipients with Those Who Wait
While organ transplants have become an almost routine miracle, with more than 28,000 in the U.S. last year.
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Amanda Watermeier - Liver Transplant Recipient
Wilson's disease caused Amanda her to have a dramatic emergency liver transplant.
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Lung Transplant Patients

Barbara Pease – Lung Transplant Recipient
Lung transplant doctors say patients need a strong support system to have a successful transplant. Barbara Pease is living proof.
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Jane Gross – Lung Transplant Recipient
Gross of Marion, IL, says she would have the procedure again “in a heartbeat.”
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Carrie and Gary Gobble, Lung Transplant
Carrie was looking for life, not love, when she turned to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital lung transplant program. But she found both.
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Heart Transplant Patients

Heart Transplant Helps Woman Overcome Rare Disorder
After a healthy pregnancy Becky Stein was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening heart condition
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Transplant Helps Brother, Sister Overcome Hereditary Heart Problem
Not a day goes by that former professional soccer goalie Jim Tietjens doesn’t think about the donated heart in his chest.
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Joplin Resident Gets New Heart After Dash to St. Louis
It was a wild ride from southern Missouri to St. Louis for Daniel Cogbill and his wife, Sharron.
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Doctors Thought a Airal Infection Might be Responsible for Harrison's Heart
It was like lightening striking twice. Harrison's heart failed.
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