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Kidney transplant patient, brother share 40-year journey

May. 8, 2019—In 1979, Patsy Williams and her brother, Barry Ford, made a decision that has given her many more years of life. Ford gave Williams his kidney at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They recently gathered for a luncheon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Williams' transplant, along with dozens of their closest friends and family. She is thought to have lived longer with her transplant than anyone else who received one at Vanderbilt.

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Flag-raising ceremony honors gift of organ donation

Apr. 25, 2019—Eighty individuals donated the gift of their organs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last year, more than any other hospital in the nation, and they and their families were saluted on April 16 at the 10th annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.

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Transplant centers, patients unite to stop new organ sharing policy that threatens longer waits for a liver

Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 13 other highly regarded liver transplant centers have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Federal policy changes that are slated to take effect Tuesday, April 30, that will affect thousands of patients across the Southeast and Midwest waiting for donor livers.

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Family’s journey an inspiration for organ donation awareness

Apr. 11, 2019—Heroes come in all sizes, and Mikayla Honeycutt was a small but mighty one. Born with a congenital brain condition called Dandy-Walker Syndrome, she had too much fluid in her brain.

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New sculpture honors organ donors, families

Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees and guests gathered in the sixth floor atrium of the Critical Care Tower on Feb. 14 to dedicate “The Gift of Life,” a metal sculpture memorializing the final, selfless act of VUMC’s organ donors and their families.

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Celebrating a transplant milestone

Feb. 14, 2019—Past and present members of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, guests and patients attended a celebration of VUMC’s 500th lung transplant at the Student Life Center Feb. 5.

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Transplant Center reaches lung transplant milestone

Jan. 31, 2019—Alabama resident Andy Bolden spent much of the last five years on the couch, having difficulty doing something many people take for granted — breathing.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center debuts new mobile app

Jan. 17, 2019—Patients and providers now have instant access to Tennessee’s only full-service transplant center on their smartphones and mobile devices.

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Vanderbilt set new heart, overall transplant record in 2018

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center set a new record for total transplants among its five organ specialties in 2018 with more than 500 transplants.

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New monthly record achieved for transplants performed at VUMC

Dec. 20, 2018—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center transplanted 63 patients in October, setting a Medical Center record for the most ever in a month.

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Telemedicine clinic for kidney transplant screening debuts

Jul. 19, 2018—With the opening of a pre-transplant kidney evaluation clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is joining a range of other clinical programs participating in telemedicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Transplant Center leads way in using hearts from hepatitis C donors

Jul. 12, 2018—Medical teams at the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) are leading the way in utilization of hepatitis C-exposed donors for heart transplantation.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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