Items Tagged ‘kidney’

October 1, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Part 2: Balancing life and death

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Cathy Garvey dropped a stack of red folders on the table as a huge image of two kidneys flashed on the conference room screen.   She flipped open the first file: A 27-year-old woman with no children who wants to give a kidney to her father — for his third transplant. “She’s a great candidate,” […]

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August 26, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Cabbie offers his rider gift of life

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Rita Van Loenen had no idea that a trip in Thomas Chappell’s taxi could end up being the ride that saves her life.   “There are better odds of getting struck by lightning,’’ Van Loenen said. “A random taxi driver offering to give me his kidney and all these pieces match. There has to be […]

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