VIDEO: How The National Transplant Waiting List Works (From UNOS)

UNOS had this excellent video posted to their Facebook page last month.

I think it makes a very straightforward & practical explanation of the list & how it works in a way people can relate to.

I know I struggle to really boil it down to people in a way that’s easy to grasp, so I am so glad they posted this video to their social media page & hope they will add it sometime soon to their website.

(Photo credit:  UNOS Facebook page profile image)

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Article: Watch Touching Heart Transplant Story About LSU, Auburn Fans

I’m not one for football.

I never have been (though I have tried to be at times), but I couldn’t resist sharing this unique story.

Especially because it involves babies, who are the tiniest yet fiercest warriors I know at times.  Their resilience always humbles me.

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Article: A Few Minutes With…A Father With A Full Heart

I found this story on the LifeBanc Facebook page awhile ago & had flagged it to read in the future.  When I did read it,  I was moved to tears.

I’m not going to say more about it.   The story speaks for itself & stands alone in its uniqueness.

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Article: Man Needs Another Miracle 20 Years After Getting New Heart

Frank Bodino’s story is incredible.  Read it for yourself here.

Yet, what’s even more incredible is how he’s being re-listed through a novel program after being turned down by 4 other centers even with his relentless dedication to taking care of his donor heart.

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Response to TYT: Teen Denied Heart Transplant Over Bad Grades

While I love the Young Turks, I’m torn on this video.  Both Cenk & Ana seem to say they understand the transplant process but they oversimplify the decisions that go into listing & selecting candidates for transplant, whether they are adults, or in this case, children.

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