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Organ donation flag-raising event set for April 17

Apr. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will hold its fifth annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony as part of national Donate Life month. The event celebrates organ donor families, living donors and hospital staff who care for donors and transplant recipients.

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Concert set to raise organ donation awareness

Apr. 3, 2014—As a nurse on the surgical intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Heather Hart, R.N., BSN, has a rare opportunity to witness the circle of life.

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Event highlights hope, heroism of organ donation

May. 2, 2013—The old adage about the third time being the charm proved to be true for one Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient. Chris Hatfield, 37, of Murfreesboro, had come pretty close to getting a liver transplant in 2010. Twice, as a matter of fact, but each time, the donor liver wasn’t suitable for transplantation. Diagnosed at...

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Annual Donate Life event set for April 25

Apr. 18, 2013—In 2012, 204 lives were saved because of the generosity of 65 individuals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Event highlights the strong bonds organ donation creates

Apr. 8, 2011—Three weeks before her son’s scheduled kidney transplant, Melody McDonald received a heart wrenching text message: the surgery is off.

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