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Religion & Organ Donation

Religion and organ donation go hand-in-hand for many transplant recipients and donor families. All major religions in the U.S. support organ donation as the ultimate act of charity and self-sacrifice. Hear from transplant recipients and donor families about how their faith guided them through their donation/transplant journey. Consider saying YES to saving lives. Register to be […]

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Organ transplants remembered during National Donor Sabbath

Ryan Shaw’s strong faith and his mother’s ability to transcend her grief sparked two events that Carol McCloud calls “miracles.” First, new lives for four strangers who received transplants thanks to her late son, and second, a deep and inspiring bond between two people of different religions. Not long after her son’s passing six years […]

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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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Francis effect infuses St. Augustine in Philly

Looking for the Pope Francis effect? For Augustinian Fr. Bill Waters, it’s alive and well at St. Augustine Church in Old City Philadelphia. A landmark near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the church was founded in 1796 by the Augustinian Fathers, who also operate another venerable Philadelphia institution, Villanova University, located just outside the city limits. […]

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