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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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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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Gift of Life: The stories of Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis

Meet some of the men and women behind the giving and receiving ends of Gift of Life. KYW Newsradio host Cherri Gregg sat down to interview Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis, a double lung transplant recipient and donor mom. To hear Cherri’s interview and learn Joe and Markita’s stories, click here. Consider saying YES to […]

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