‘We’re not unicorns’: Husband donates kidney to wife at Loyola Medicine, showing possibilities for kidney transplants after age 70

At age 72, Carol McCabe went into kidney failure. There was a 7-year waitlist for a deceased donor kidney and her life expectancy on dialysis was 3 1/2 years. Her husband, Jon, donated a kidney through Loyola Medicine’s Living Kidney Donor Program. “I’m pretty sure my kidneys will outlast both of us,” he said.

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Celebrating the gift of life: Cousins raise awareness for organ donation on National Donor Day

Lisa Brown, 53, of Jacksonville, suffered from severe pelvis and back pain for years. She later learned that her bladder wasn’t working due to follicular cystitis, a rare and non-specific inflammatory disease of the bladder, and inflammatory pseudotumor of the bladder. In 2017, her bladder was removed using robotic-assisted surgery and replaced with a “neobladder”…

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Allegheny General Hospital celebrates ‘National Donor Day’ by honoring local organ donors and their recipients

This Valentine’s Day, local organ donors and recipients gathered at AHN Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) to share their stories of generosity, courage and the life-saving power of organ donation. AGH’s annual National Donor Day luncheon and recognition ceremony took place at noon in the hospital’s Magovern Conference Center.

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