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6ABC Visions: Luis Palau, Jr, a double-lung transplant recipient, is raising awareness for organ donations

As part of our Visions Special highlighting Hispanic American Heritage Month, we profile Luis Palau, Jr., a Philadelphia resident of Puerto Rican descent who received a life-saving double-lung transplant from the Gift of Life Donor Program. The Gift of Life organization is our region’s organ and tissue transplant network. Last year, they were successful in […]

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Drexel Recognizes Career-Defining Co-op Experiences, Exemplary Students Amidst Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted many plans for people to come together and celebrate this year, but at Drexel University, congratulating extraordinary co-op students on their accomplishments just couldn’t wait — especially as the University rounds out its 100th anniversary of the cooperative education program. So, instead of an annual ceremony recognizing the 2020 student winners of the Steinbright […]

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Kidney transplant gets former pro boxer and dad back in the ring of life

By 6abc WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — While the Philadelphia area has the highest donation rate in the nation, many people still haven’t registered, so many more could benefit from living and deceased donors. For years, Glenn “The Talent” Turner was a fixture on Philadelphia’s boxing scene. His flamboyant hair colors got attention, so did his […]

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