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NEWS: 11/23/2018 - KOIN 6

'Kids at Heart' Customer Donates Kidney to Owner

For about 30 years, Liz Campbell has owned the toy store 'Kids at Heart' on SE Hawthorne in Portland. In her line of work, she's usually the one supplying the presents -- but when she needed a kidney transplant last year, it was one of her customers...
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NEWS: 09/29/2018 - The Register-Guard

Albany Teen Seeks Second Liver Transplant

Chrystee Houser is hoping for a second miracle. Fifteen years ago, Houser’s son Rhyson was just 10 months old when his failing liver was replaced with a healthy one from a donor. Now, that liver is failing, and Rhyson and his family are hoping for...
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NEWS: 09/19/2018 - The Register-Guard

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said -- even though Goudge had a friend ready to be her living donor. But then, she found a hospital on...
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NEWS: 08/27/2018 - The Daily Astorian

Hood to Coast Relay Team Celebrates Gift of Life

Living donors, recipients, family members -- they have come together now for 21 years to walk in the Portland to Coast relay and honor the donations and transplantations they've experienced. They are celebrating life together.
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NEWS: 08/27/2018 - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Milton-Freewater Runner Garners Bronze in Transplant Games

After suffering kidney disease at age 26 and receiving a living kidney donation from a family friend in Deecember 2011, Steve Porter of Milton-Freewater has gone on to compete in the 2018 Transplant Games of America and bring home a bronze medal.
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NEWS: 07/29/2018 - Corvallis Gazette-Times

A Heart for Others, Teen's Death Has Far-reaching Impact

In March 2016, Vicky Johnson was just 58 years old, but thought she had reached the end of her life-long battle with congestive heart failure and was preparing her obituary. 500 miles away, Isabel Santoro, 14, had tired of being bullied by her...
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NEWS: 07/26/2018 - Camas-Washougal Post-Record

The 'Heart' of Camas Days

Laurie Havener received a heart transplant in October 2016. Now the focus of her efforts is on spreading awareness in honor of her donor, Rachel.
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