Donor Stories

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…

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…

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…

NORTH CAROLINA MAN WHO DIED WILL BE DONATING HIS ORGANS TO 55 PEOPLE

(CNN) As a final act of selflessness, the North Carolina dad who died in a freak accident at the beach will be donating his organs to 55 people, his parents told CNN affiliate WSOC-TV. (Lee Dingle, 37, was playing with…

LANDON AND LYNETTE – DONOR AND DONOR MOM

Her son, Landon, had a peaceful nature, a great sense of humor and a contagious smile. He always greeted others with a firm handshake or a heartfelt hug. Combined with his positive, “don’t sweat the small stuff” approach to life, it…

SIX-WAY KIDNEY SWAP SAVES LIVES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

https://youtu.be/i34FuRqMEWI My brother Douglas “DJ”, a retired Master Sergeant of the US Air Force, is the recipient of three organ transplants, a liver and two kidneys.  All of his organs were transplanted in less than a one-year time frame.  My…

13-year-old battling kidney disease finds a new home with his teacher

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SUSANA – LIVING DONOR

Susana is a wife, mother to one son, proud owner of two adopted dogs and, most recently, a non-directed kidney donor. Susana’s father was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2011, and he began dialysis. Susana decided that she wanted…

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