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Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver
A life-long Henderson County native receives a second chance at life with a liver transplant after a rare bone marrow disorder caused life-threatening blood clots in her liver.
Located in News / 2012 / September
Family House Diaries: Anna’s Wish: A New Liver for a New Life
This is the fourth in a series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life
A 48-year-old Concord woman receives a double-lung transplant, giving her a second chance at life, a life her mother had been told wouldn’t exceed her daughter’s entry to kindergarten.
Located in News / 2012 / March
The heart of the matter
Alj and his mom, Tina, have but one wish this holiday season: a new heart for Alj. Mother and son currently occupy a room on 5 Children’s, a dedicated team of medical experts keeping him stable until a donor heart becomes available for transplant. This is their story.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2015 / December
UNC heart transplant patient featured on Ellen Degeneres Show
Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.
Located in Employee News Online / 2016 / Sept. 29
Kena Sawyers: New Lungs, New Life, Part II
A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.
Located in News / 2014 / July
A Mother’s Gift
Ten years ago Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son. Today she works to demystify the process of live organ donation in the hopes that more people will give the gift of life.
Located in News / 2017 / March
New Islet Cell Transplant Program, First in North Carolina, Giving Pancreatitis Patients a Better Option
The Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, created by Chirag S. Desai, MD, is helping patients improve their quality of life by eliminating severe pain and reducing or ending the use of narcotic pain medications, while preventing brittle diabetes.
Located in News / 2018 / May
UNC Hospitals To Dedicate Transplant Clinic to Local Hero During National Donate Life Month
Former Tar Heel mascot and organ donor to be remembered at dedication ceremony
Located in News / 2016 / April
Dedication, inspiration
On April 16, on what was described as a “perfect Carolina day,” Jason Ray’s legacy was celebrated as the UNC Hospitals Jason Ray Transplant Clinic was officially dedicated.
Located in News / 2016 / April