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2016 in Review: Megan’s Favorites
News & Events 12/22/2016

One great thing about this year is that, as editor of Healthy Balance, I got to read and write about interesting topics (school recess, parenting styles, allergy-free school lunches) and patients who have overcome incredible barriers.

becoming an organ donor can help get someone off dialysis
Why Become an Organ Donor?
Podcasts, Treatments 4/12/2016

April is National Donate Life Month. Currently, more than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant. Get the facts about organ donation in this week's podcast.

Tory Nikki Living Kidney Transplant
How Social Media Helped a UVA Kidney Transplant Patient
Patient Stories, Videos 3/14/2016

When Tory Kemp found out he would need a kidney transplant, a friend of his posted Kemp's story on Facebook. Nikki Ward saw the post and immediately responded. She and Kemp had gone to a Virginia Beach area high school and although they knew of each other, the two ran in different circles. Now, a few decades after graduating, their paths would cross again.

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Infographic: All About Organ and Tissue Donation
General Health 4/16/2015

According to Donate Life America, 22 people die each day because they were unable to get the organ they needed. Even though 95 percent of Americans are in favor of donating, only 60 percent of Virginians have registered. Virginia organ donation can help save lives right in our own state.…

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“Be The Match” Stem Cell Transplant Saved Molly Bass’ Life
Patient Stories 10/2/2014

If you knew your stem cells could save another person’s life, would you Be The Match? The Be The Match® registry is the world’s largest and most diverse bone marrow donor registry, offering patients potential cures for immune disorders and blood cancers. [caption id="attachment_8671" align="alignright" width="225"] Molly and her non-related…

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Finding a Kidney Donor Faster: Paired Donor Exchange
General Health 4/8/2014

UVA has a new way to help people who need a kidney transplant find an organ donor. UVA has started participating in "paired donor exchanges," where a friend or family member who wants to donate a kidney to a loved one but isn't a match for the recipient can instead…

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Growing Organs for Transplant: A Major Step Forward
News & Events 4/4/2014

April is Donate Life Month, and the heartbreaking stories of people on long waiting lists for organs are abundant. And if you’ve been thinking about becoming a donor, we strongly urge you to sign up. [caption id="attachment_8115" align="alignright" width="296"] Chris and Bernard Thisse[/caption] But what if, one day, scientists could…

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