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A Military Hero Busts Organ-Donation Myths

Liver and two-time kidney transplant recipient Douglas Jordan knows the truth about organ donation Douglas “DJ” Jordan had been living quite a full and accomplished life. A retired master sergeant, Jordan served more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.. …visiting places like Turkey, Singapore, and Croatia. And he didn’t merely land in these …

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Debie Switalski is alive because of the liver transplant she received. She carries a picture of Zachary, the man whose choice to be a donor saved her life.

South Bend woman among those who show that organ donations are a gift of life

SOUTH BEND — Debie Switalski knows how fortunate she is. In November 2008, the South Bend resident’s liver began to fail from undetermined causes and she suddenly found herself fighting for life. It was then Switalski began to realize just what a gift organ donation could be — a gift of life. “You live your …

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Jacob’s father died waiting for an organ. So when time came, Jacob donated his organs.

At first there were no words, just tears and a deep embrace. For when Jameszetta Taylor met Julie Lewis the first time, what could she say? How to express the gratitude that she had for the mother of the deceased man whose kidney was now hers? And what could Lewis, who lost her youngest son …

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