Organ donation

17-year-old TJ Balliao, who suffers from severe dilated cardiomyopathy, is kept alive by an advanced ventricular assist device. (CBS SF)

Heart Device Miraculously Keeps Sonoma Teen Alive Without A Transplant

Doctors say one Bay Area teen is a hero and pioneer for a life-saving device that’s helping replace his failing heart.

06/11/2015

Marilyn and Jerry Burke. (Burke Family Collection)

East Bay Mom, Dad Honor Memory Of 16-Year-Old Daughter By Ensuring Bright Future For Others

Parents turn grief into giving, helping music in the schools, organ donation, and the poor from Oakland to Angola.

04/15/2015

Bill Millard (left), who is suffering from kidney failure, is receiving a kidney from Janice McKinnon (right). McKinnon's son received a donated pancreas from Millard's son after his death in 2005. (CBS)

Man Who Donated Son’s Organs Now Needs Transplant, Mother Of Recipient Is A Match

A man who donated his deceased son’s organs years ago is getting paid back in kind from the mother of the transplant recipient who benefited from the organ donation.

07/10/2014

Matthew Ouimet's mother strokes his head as he lies asleep in his hospital bed prior to his transplant surgery. (UCSF)

Antioch Toddler Recovering After Rare Double Transplant Surgery At UCSF

An Antioch toddler was recovering Wednesday following 12 hours of surgery in San Francisco in which he received a new kidney and a new liver.

06/05/2013

34-year-old Quinn Boyer, a Santa Clara County paramedic, was fatally shot in the Oakland Hills on April 2, 2013. (Family Photo / Bay City News Service)

Family Of Paramedic Slain In Oakland Hills To Donate Organs

The organs of a Santa Clara County paramedic who was shot and killed Tuesday while driving in the Oakland Hills will be donated to other patients in need, his family said Friday in a statement.

04/05/2013

Charles Butler

Fender-Bender May Have Led To 2011 Oakland Murder

Oakland police released a video Thursday in connection with the death of an Oakland man who was shot after he accidentally bumped into another car in front of a convenience store on West Street last December.

10/18/2012

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Organ Donation Becomes Part of California’s Curriculum

Students in the state’s public schools are about to get a lesson or two in organ and tissue donation.

09/28/2012

Kenyon Youngstrom

4 Receive Organs From Slain CHP Officer, Funeral Set For Thursday

A California Highway Patrol officer killed in a shooting on Interstate 680 last week near Alamo is being hailed as a hero after his organs were donated to four California residents—including three from the Bay Area.

09/11/2012

Kenyon Youngstrom

Slain CHP Officer Donates Organs As Family, Friends Mourn Loss

A California Highway Patrol officer who died of his injuries following a traffic stop shooting on an East Bay highway had his organs donated and is helping save the lives of eight people, according to the CHP.

09/06/2012

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California Pacific Medical Center Performs 4-Way Kidney Transplant

Until Thursday, when all eight people were formally introduced at the hospital on Buchanan Street, the individuals involved did not know for sure who donated to whom.

06/07/2012

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