Transplanting Life Series
BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Broadcast)--This year, more than 130 thousand Americans will be diagnosed with a serious blood disorder. Many of them will need a bone marrow transplant to survive. But for 70 percent of these patients, that means relying on a stranger to donate their marrow. At least 1,000 people die each year because they can’t find that donor. So, should bone marrow be for sale?
DETROIT, MI ( Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 6,000 people died waiting for an organ transplant last year, and tens of thousands more are on the waiting list right now. How far would you go to help a friend? What about a stranger? Thanks to social media, those in need are finding out. But is the trend only a fad?
CHICAGO, IL (Ivanhoe Broadcast)—Lindsay Porter’s protruding belly wasn’t due to pregnancy; her kidneys had swelled to eight pounds a piece. She had polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and needed a transplant. She wasn't scared of the surgery, but something did frighten her.
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