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Honoring Gary Foxen

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In 1999, suffering from severe emphysema, Gary Foxen received a lung transplant. A couple years later, Gary wrote a letter originally suggesting the entry of a Donate Life-themed float in the Rose Parade as “a way to repay society for this wonderful gift” of life. Gary was honored with the Coalition on Donation’s James M. Wolf Award for his “inspiration and commitment to increasing organ and tissue donation”. Read Gary’s story at http://www.donatelifefloat.org/prod/components/media_center/float_riders/foxen.html

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Donate Life Float in the 2015 Rose Parade

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Every donation of organs, eyes and tissue begins an inspiring story that lives on forever. In their passing, deceased donors open up a world of health, sight and mobility to people in need, while the gifts from living donors release family members, friends and even strangers to live more fully. Grateful transplant recipients are freed to contribute to their families, communities and future generations. Through its endless power to save, heal and transform lives, organ, eye and tissue ...

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Get Involved!

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The Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance announces the launch of a new website and social media presence. Join the Alliance’s social media group on your favorite platform, interact with likeminded colleagues, and receive in-the-moment updates and current information about Alliance activities.

 

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How Technology can Increase Transplantation

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Ann Arbor, Mich. — Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.

The results were published in the journal Transplantation and detail the impact of more than 10 years of using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, to improve the quality and viability of organs donated after circulatory determination of death.

“Organ transplant is limited by the number of donated organs ...

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Heart Recipient Pro Golfer Beats the Odds

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Science Fiction meets Science Fact

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Science Fiction Becomes Science-Fact: Two Strategies for Repairing Humans

New breakthroughs in the field of regenerative medicine are allowing us to live longer, healthier lives.
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DTCP Strategic Planning Committee

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Dear Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice Colleagues:

The Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice (DTCP) Strategic Planning Committee, comprised of the community partner organizations listed below, and government participation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has been meeting since September 2012 to develop a strategic plan for improving donation and transplantation practices across the nation. Most recently, this group of committed individuals and organizations identified and approved the following ...

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