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Patient’s kidney transplant a ‘bittersweet’ family affair

Sep. 22, 2016—Turning tragedy into triumph is something Khris Downing is learning to do. He’s getting a lot of practice, as he is alive today because of a life-saving organ donation from his older sister, Geraldine Williams, who died on July 26.

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Age no barrier for patient’s transplant surgery success

Aug. 18, 2016—The old adage that age is just a number actually became a lifesaver for 71-year-old Rex Parton.

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Transplant Center opening clinic in Alabama

Jan. 27, 2016—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) is expanding its footprint into Alabama with the opening of a satellite pre-transplant evaluation clinic for kidney patients.

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Transplant highlights strong bond between police officers

Jan. 7, 2016—For 17 years Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis has answered the call to help his community.

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Radio show helped spark woman’s decision to donate

Aug. 6, 2015—Misty Roberts routinely tunes into three Christian radio stations and has a habit of switching from one to another when the chatter begins. But one day last fall she didn’t touch the dial during a segment about the thousands of people waiting for life-saving kidney transplants.

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Altruistic donor chain enhances transplant options

Jan. 23, 2014—Thanks to a series of altruistic donations that began in Colorado, three people who were waiting for a kidney received a life-saving transplant, including a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Son’s kidney donation to his mother the ultimate gift

Dec. 20, 2012—For as long as Noah Harrison can remember, he has made all of his mother’s Christmas, birthday and other special occasion gifts by hand. But this year, Harrison’s gift for his mother goes beyond the typical card or crafty ornament. It can officially be labeled the best gift ever and it came a week early....

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Kidney Transplantation Program celebrates 50 years

Nov. 8, 2012—There are many reasons why David Shaffer, M.D., surgical director of the Kidney Transplantation Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, loves his job.

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