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Gift of Life transplant coordinator explains organ donation process for both families and recipients

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It takes dozens of people to make a transplant happen. The transplant coordinator is a crucial one, working for both the donor family and the recipients. “You’re meeting people at a moment they didn’t expect, and possibly, most likely, one of the hardest moments of their life,” said Kimberlee Mander, a transplant […]

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Gift of Life: What happens when religious and racial differences disappear

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On the surface, Carol McCloud and Abdul-Kareem Salahuddin have little in common. She’s Irish Catholic, he’s a devout Muslim. She’s white, he’s African American. But after tragedy brought them together, the duo realized they are the same on the inside. In August 2014, Salahuddin lay on his death bed. Diagnosed with hepatitis […]

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