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But her parents hope she'll live on through organ donation.
The mystery of life after death continues. What happens when we "die"? This is one of the oldest questions of humankind, pondered by the great religions of the world, philosophers through the ages, an...
Around 250 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant.
Tyler Klassen signed up to be a donor just two days before a fatal car crash.
The bill is just a few short paragraphs.
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The shift in the culture has meant that every department at Osler -- from the ER to the OR -- now see it as a priority that all families are given the opportunity to choose donation. Families can find hope in knowing that there is the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and up to 75 more through tissue donation.
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Kidney disease is a serious condition that can affect anyone at any age, including children. Twelve children are on dialysis in B.C., almost 150 with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease and another 50 are in post-transplant care. These numbers may appear small but the impact on their lives is significant.
A review panel maintained a previous decision preventing her from acting as a donor.
TORONTO - He was a father, a fiance, a real go-getter and, in the end, he also saved lives.Aaron Murray was driving home after a long day of work, college and errands for his three-week old son when h...
'If I can give back to the health profession that helped me, then that is a great thing.'
The public response to the appeal on behalf of Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, for a liver donor has been a heart-warming demonstration of the generosity of our community. Fortunately, a donor was found and the transplant was performed in time to save his life. But is it fair that he received a donation when many others are waiting, and dying, on the waitlist for a transplant? This is one of the common themes in the commentary in the news over the past few days.
Some call him a hero, but Imad Zammar says that if his mom, Freida Zammar, is present, she is quick to correct them and say, "he's not a hero -- he did what you are supposed to do -- for family." Maybe, but not everyone saves their older brother's life by giving him a kidney. And that is exactly what Zammar did.
Even though Sue Ellen Monaghan’s son is no longer alive, she can still listen to his heartbeat. The Portland. Ore., woman’s 25-year-old son Tim Conley died last fall after a work accident. But Conley...
There are 136 cases of measles in Quebec. The disease is spreading fast considering that this outbreak was allegedly caused by a single returnee from a Disney vacation where the outbreak started. Like a run away freight train, measles will jump person to person and eventually make it here. Is my son who had a heart transplant and can't be vaccinated protected? I sure hope so. If you don't want to vaccinate, don't. But when measles is out there, an airborne illness that is so easily spread, please keep your child home. Don't make choices for my child too.