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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
Facebook has launched a program to promote organ donation, which grew from a conversation between the social media company's chief operating officer and a Johns Hopkins surgeon already passionate about the cause. COO Sheryl Sandberg and Dr. Andrew M. Cameron took the chat they had about the shortage of organs at their 20th college reunion at Harvard University and turned it into reality. Facebook announced Tuesday a new organ transplant initiative that could reach hundreds of millions of people around the world.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine. The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act lifted a ban on any HIV-infected organ transplants. That ban dated from 1984, when the disease was new, not fully understood and virtually always a death sentence. No other disease, including cancer, universally put an organ off limits.
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October 26, 2012
Editor: Have you or your family ever considered the possibility of organ donation? It is not a subject that is easily discussed, but it is a very important issue and one that should be shared with all members of your family. There are 115,662 people waiting for an organ as of the end of July 2012, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Every 11 minutes someone else is added to the organ transplant waiting list. One organ donor can save up to 50 people, by donating internal organs (kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines and lungs)
NEWS
By Loni Ingraham | July 1, 2013
Leslie Vallade is a woman on a mission. As president of the new nonprofit Loch Raven Fireworks Foundation Inc., she said only a third of the $10,000 needed to stage the annual July 4 fireworks display at Loch Raven Technical Academy has been raised. But Vallade is undaunted in her efforts and confident that spectators from the dozens of nearby neighborhoods who attend the display will come through by donating the remaining $6,500 to cover its costs. It's "been very stressful.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday legislation that would allow HIV-infected people to donate their organs to other HIV-infected people for research aimed at eventually making such transplants routine. The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act lifted a ban on any HIV-infected organ transplants. That ban dated from 1984, when the disease was new, not fully understood and virtually always a death sentence. No other disease, including cancer, universally put an organ off limits.
HEALTH
September 6, 2012
A local donor advocacy group is hoping a handsome soccer star will convince Latinos to donate their organs. Donate Life Maryland is bringing DC United soccer player Andy Najar to Baltimore this weekend to speak about the need for Latinos to donate organs, tissue and corneas. More than 20,000 Latinos living in the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, according to Donate Life Maryland.  About 18 Americans of all ethnicities die each day due to lack of organ donors.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | May 2, 2012
Facebook has started an effort to get more people interested in organ donation -- and so far about 10,600 people "like" this. Read The Sun's story in today's paper here . But the effort seems to at least partially stem from a conversation a hopkins doctor had with an old classmate from Harvard who happens to now be an executive at the social media site. It may be Facebook's first foray into social issue on such a scale. The comments also are pouring in from those who have donated a loved one's organs or their own (living donors also are needed)
FEATURES
By Holly Selby | April 17, 2008
April is organ and tissue donor awareness month. There are nearly 2,300 people in Maryland who are on the waiting list for an organ or tissue transplant, says Karen Kennedy, director of clinical services at the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. These patients are waiting for all kinds of organs, including a heart, lung, kidney and pancreas. What kinds of transplants are most frequently in demand? The majority of those waiting are waiting for a kidney, and that is true both locally and throughout the United States.
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By HAYES JOHNSON | April 10, 1992
Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- The neurologist's words were so shocking, I simply couldn't comprehend them.''Your sister is brain dead.''Before the news could sink in, he tossed out something else, nearly as stunning.''I feel obligated to point out that she would be an excellent candidate for organ donation.''So began the most devastating and confusing day of my life. Within 12 hours, I would call the family members back home to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to mourn the loss of our brightest star, Jennie Katherine Johnson, killed in a car accident.
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By Robert Erlandson and Robert Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 22, 1993
CROFTON -- Children played on the swings and slide, tossed balls and played games with clowns in funny outfits. Adults sat at picnic tables under trees, chatting as the aroma of hot dogs, hamburgers and steamed crabs filled the air.It was a traditional any-weekend American summer picnic, except in one detail: Many of the children and adults were the recipients of life-saving organ transplants -- livers, kidneys, hearts -- who had reunited for a day of...
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Chad and Meredith Spence live in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood, where the lights barely flickered during Superstorm Sandy. But Meredith Spence grew up in Lacey Township, N.J., a community near the coast that was hit hard by the late-October storm. As a child, she spent many summer days at the beach resort town of Seaside Heights, strolling boardwalks and riding roller coasters that have been heavily damaged. "When we saw this devastation, she was obviously very affected by it and very saddened," said Chad Spence.
EXPLORE
October 26, 2012
Editor: Have you or your family ever considered the possibility of organ donation? It is not a subject that is easily discussed, but it is a very important issue and one that should be shared with all members of your family. There are 115,662 people waiting for an organ as of the end of July 2012, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Every 11 minutes someone else is added to the organ transplant waiting list. One organ donor can save up to 50 people, by donating internal organs (kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines and lungs)
HEALTH
September 6, 2012
A local donor advocacy group is hoping a handsome soccer star will convince Latinos to donate their organs. Donate Life Maryland is bringing DC United soccer player Andy Najar to Baltimore this weekend to speak about the need for Latinos to donate organs, tissue and corneas. More than 20,000 Latinos living in the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, according to Donate Life Maryland.  About 18 Americans of all ethnicities die each day due to lack of organ donors.
NEWS
June 7, 2012
Dan Morhaim's op-ed regarding advanced directives troubled me in two ways ("Planning for the worst," June 6). First, even the most careful bicyclist is in danger, and secondly because parents don't ultimately have the right to decide on organ donations. I live on the corner of Pratt and President streets and watch turning cars encroach the green "bike lane" often. Fortunately, no one has been injured yet, but riding a bike in Baltimore is dangerous. When we moved here from New York, I attempted on several occasions to ride around the city but recognized it was a hazardous procedure.
NEWS
By Dan Morhaim | June 5, 2012
It's every parent's worst nightmare: the call that comes in the middle of the night or interrupts a workday. It's the police or hospital calling to say that your child is in critical condition. As an emergency medicine physician, sometimes I have been the one to break such news, and it never gets easier. Two years ago, a good friend received that call. A car accident had left her teenage son brain dead. At the heartbreaking memorial service, my friend shared the bittersweet comfort she and her family derived knowing that a part of her son lived on in the many people he helped through the donation of his organs.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | May 2, 2012
Facebook has started an effort to get more people interested in organ donation -- and so far about 10,600 people "like" this. Read The Sun's story in today's paper here . But the effort seems to at least partially stem from a conversation a hopkins doctor had with an old classmate from Harvard who happens to now be an executive at the social media site. It may be Facebook's first foray into social issue on such a scale. The comments also are pouring in from those who have donated a loved one's organs or their own (living donors also are needed)
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1994
Dale Middleton will never forget May 24, 1992. It was a hot Memorial Day weekend and he had spent the afternoon buying plants.But the event that forever cemented the day's details in Mr. Middleton's memory was a telephone call informing him that a liver had become available for his transplant operation."
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1997
A groundbreaking Pennsylvania law credited with increasing organ donations and transplants by more than 30 percent is moving a group of Maryland lawmakers to write a similar bill.Under the plan, acute care hospitals would be required to report all deaths to the Transplant Resource Center of Maryland Inc., whose staff would assess donor potential. Another provision would allow only specially trained people to contact the next of kin for donations."It makes a significant difference because the trained clinical coordinator typically does a better job of explaining the option of donor or tissue donation, so typically the consent rate is much higher," said Joseph J. O'Donnell Jr. of the transplant center.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
Facebook has launched a program to promote organ donation, which grew from a conversation between the social media company's chief operating officer and a Johns Hopkins surgeon already passionate about the cause. COO Sheryl Sandberg and Dr. Andrew M. Cameron took the chat they had about the shortage of organs at their 20th college reunion at Harvard University and turned it into reality. Facebook announced Tuesday a new organ transplant initiative that could reach hundreds of millions of people around the world.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | May 1, 2012
Starting today, users of the world's biggest social network will be able to declare their status as an organ donor -- just as easily as declaring their likes and relationship status -- in a move that could have a big impact in the organ transplant field. Facebook announced the news in a big media push this morning, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg appearing on Good Morning America to break the news. Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote about the effort in a blog post on the site . From their post: Today, more than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions more around the globe, are waiting for the heart, kidney or liver transplant that will save their lives.
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