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Transplant

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