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Organ Donor

Jefferson Award winner Keith Crawford (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Turns Family Tragedy Into Life-Saving Mission

Nearly 120,000 people in the U.S. need life-saving organ transplants, according to organ donor networks. A San Francisco man who’s lived through personal tragedy has made it his life’s mission to increase the donor pool. He’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

10/02/2013

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

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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

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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

Surgeons working at operating table (AP)

Vacaville Woman Looks Back On 9/11 Heart Transplant

Amid all the tragedy on September 11th, 2001, one 13-year-old Vacaville girl got a life saving heart transplant at Packard Children’s Hospital.

09/08/2011

Stanford Doctors Say Exercise Is Key To Lung Transplant Success

Stanford doctors now know that exercise for lung-transplant patients is key to their survival. That’s why they created the “Transplant Boot Camp,” which now inspires the former patients to become athletes.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/30/2011

Robert Redford (R) and son James Redford attend an event in Hollywood, 2003. (Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)

Film Producer Promotes Organ Donation Awareness At UCSF

Thousands of lives could be saved each year if more people placed the telltale organ donor “dot” on their drivers licenses.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/01/2011

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