Heart patients call for change to Australia’s tissue and organ donor opt-in system

Heart patients call for change to Australia’s tissue and organ donor opt-in system

Cara Curan and Brian Clarkson are both waiting for a lifesaving heart transplant. Neither knows what the future will bring, but both are certain their friendship is forever.  Ms Curan has pulmonary atresia, which is a congenital heart disease, and Mr Clarkson has Mafarn syndrome, a genetic disorder. The pair, aged 38 and 65 respectively, are … Read more

NYC School Aide Ethan Holder Saves Lives Via Organ Donation – NBC New York

NYC School Aide Ethan Holder Saves Lives Via Organ Donation – NBC New York

The 19-year-old teacher’s aide shot in the head about a block from the elementary school where he had been working saved the lives of six people in four states, including his own, an organ donation group announced Monday. , police said, and the suspect has been charged with murder. Ethan Holder, a teacher’s assistant at … Read more

Family of 6-month-old Toronto baby girl pleads for live liver donor to save her life

Family of 6-month-old Toronto baby girl pleads for live liver donor to save her life

A family from Bangladesh, now living in Toronto, is encouraging people to consider living organ donations as they wait for their young daughter to get a liver transplant that could save her life. “She was having jaundice but it’s common for babies… And the doctors was assuring that, ‘Yeah, it’s okay, it’s not a concern,’ … Read more

Anne Heche: Actress taken off life support after match for organ donation found

Anne Heche: Actress taken off life support after match for organ donation found

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Following a devastating car crash in Los Angeles that left her in a coma, Anne Heche was taken off life support on Sunday, her family confirmed. The actress had been declared brain dead several days ago but was being kept on life support until a suitable recipient could be found for … Read more

Anne Heche crash victim Lynne Mishele GoFundMe raises $US167K after fire destroys home

Anne Heche crash victim Lynne Mishele GoFundMe raises $US167K after fire destroys home

While the world mourns the death of Anne Heche, another victim of the accident now faces the challenge of rebuilding her life after the crash sent her livelihood up in flames. The resident who lived in the house that the American actress’ car ploughed into has spoken out as new pictures reveal the tragic aftermath … Read more

Actor Anne Heche dies one week after horrific crash – CTV News

Actor Anne Heche dies one week after horrific crash – CTV News

Actor Anne Heche dies one week after horrific crash  CTV News Anne Heche on life-support, not expected to survive  CBC News Anne Heche Dead at 53  Entertainment Tonight Ellen DeGeneres sends love to Anne Heche’s family  Los Angeles Times Anne Heche is ‘brain dead’ but remains on life support for organ donation, according to family statement  CP24 View Full coverage … Read more

Anne Heche ‘not expected to survive’ after car crash into Mar Vista home, rep says; organ donation under evaluation

Anne Heche ‘not expected to survive’ after car crash into Mar Vista home, rep says; organ donation under evaluation

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Anne Heche suffered a severe brain injury in her car crash last week and is not expected to survive, a representative for the actress’s family said Thursday. Heche is being kept alive in a coma on life support as organ donation is being considered as an option, her spokesperson said. The … Read more

South Australia leads nation in organ donation but calls for more donors amid long waitlist

South Australia leads nation in organ donation but calls for more donors amid long waitlist

Heather Makris’s life changed forever when she had organ failure during a routine operation in 2016. Key points: South Australia leads the nation in organ donation But three in 10 people still have not registered to be a donor Demand is high with over 1,750 seriously ill Australians on the waitlist The 46-year-old was in … Read more