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Travel disruptions challenge global transplant deliveries

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — Over the past two months, as air travel ground to a halt, Mishel Zrian has crisscrossed the Atlantic and the United States dozens of times, sleeping in empty airports and unable to return home to see his family in Israel, all in a race against time to deliver life-saving transplants. […]

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Meet Christina Ryan, 2020 Celebrate Caring Honoree

Now more than ever, Independence Blue Cross recognizes the invaluable role that nurses play in caring for our families and communities. To show our appreciation, we are honoring outstanding nurses in our region through the second annual Celebrate Caring campaign. As part of the campaign, we’re highlighting how our winners and honorees are making a […]

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Mother’s Day is extra special for Emmaus mom who endured 2 organ transplants

EMMAUS, Pa. — Alecia McFadden was told she would likely never be able to have children, but those odds were no match for her strong will. “Now, I have my two little girls, my two mini-me’s, I go shopping with, go get my nails done with, it’s awesome,” McFadden said. She was born with biliary […]

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Independence Blue Cross announces winners of Celebrate Caring campaign to recognize outstanding nurses

PHILADELPHIA, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Independence Blue Cross (Independence) kicks off National Nurses Week, May 6-12, with the announcement of 2020 Celebrate Caring winners and honorees. Celebrate Caring recognizes outstanding nurses in the Greater Philadelphia region. The nurses being recognized were chosen from over 1,100 nominations submitted by co-workers, patients, family, friends, and neighbors. […]

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Gift of Life Donor Program ‘Pays it Forward’ with Meal Delivery

Nineteen times last year, Temple University Hospital employees traveled to Philadelphia’s Gift of Life Family House to cook meals for organ transplant patients and their families who are staying there. Recently, Gift of Life Donor Program repaid that generosity when it delivered hundreds of meals to Temple employees fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had been […]

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As we grieve what’s been lost to coronavirus, 12 experts share ways we can cope together

As the coronavirus has ravaged society, leveled the economy, and buckled systems, it has created devastating losses. The loss of lives is the hardest, but even more widespread is the loss of jobs, routines, familiarity, social interaction — and, during these religious holidays, beloved traditions. Those losses trigger grief amid the anxiety, panic, terror, and […]

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