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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

Katie Groebner recovers in Stanford University Hospital after lung and heart transplants. (Source: Groebner Family)

Daughter’s Lung, Heart Transplant At Stanford ‘Best Ever’ Father’s Day Gift

A Bay Area dad got the best Father’s Day gift a man could get when his daughter got a lifesaving lung and heart transplant at Stanford after months on a waiting list.

06/15/2014

A sperm cell attempts to penetrate an ovum coat to fertilize it. (Wikimedia Commons)

Could Stanford Lab-Created Sperm Eliminate Need For Live Male In Reproduction?

Stanford researchers report they are a step closer to helping men overcome the most common factor of male infertility, at the same time potentially eliminating the need for a live male to reproduce.

05/02/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Helen Roy (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Provide Life Line To Transplant Patients

Minority patients awaiting bone marrow transplants stand a better chance for survival, because of this week’s Jefferson Award winner. She spearheads a campaign to increase the availability of lifesaving umbilical cord blood.

06/06/2012

Jesus Navarro, who suffers from kidney failure, holds his 3-year-old daughter (CBS)

Undocumented Oakland Father Denied Life-Saving Surgery

Jesus Navarro needs a transplant. He has insurance, and his wife wants to donate a kidney, but University of California, San Francisco won’t do the transplant.

02/06/2012

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