The US Is Throwing Away At Least 3,500 Donated Kidneys Every Year, Study FindsMore than 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and roughly 5,000 die each year while on the kidney waiting list. That's about 12 people each day, making kidney disease the ninth leading cause of death in the United States.
Md. Hospital Calls Attention To Organ Donations During Donate Life MonthApril is Donate Life Month and there's hardly a better place to call attention to the impact of organ donations than the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Organ Recipient Lives Life With HeartEvery ten minutes someone is added to the National Organ Transplant Network, and because the need outpaces the supply, 22 people die every day in this country waiting for a donated organ or tissue.
Balt. Co. Girl Celebrates First Year With New HeartA Baltimore County girl born with a diseased heart needed a new one to survive. WJZ was in the operating room at Johns Hopkins when she got one. Now, one year later, WJZ was there again when the Parrott family got some life-changing news.
Md. Recommends Better Screening Of Organ DonorsMaryland health officials are recommending enhanced screening of potential organ donors in response to a rare case in which a patient died of rabies after receiving a kidney from an infected donor.
Funeral Held For 6-Year-Old Girl Who Died Awaiting 2nd Heart TransplantA six-year-old awaiting a second heart transplant dies before the life-saving surgery. This weekend, family and friends said goodbye to the little girl.
Family Calls Girl Who Died Awaiting 2nd Heart Transplant 'A Miracle'A Catonsville community is remembering a 6-year-old girl who died after her body rejected a heart transplant.
Church Prays For Miracle As 6-Year-Old Girl Rejects Donor HeartA six-year-old girl is fighting for her life after her body rejected a donor's heart. Now her family's church is praying for a miracle this weekend.
CDC: Rabies No Longer Threat To 3 Organ RecipientsFederal public health officials say three people who received organs from a rabies-infected donor in 2011 are no longer in danger of coming down with the deadly disease.
Baltimore Broadcaster Gives His Daughter The Ultimate GiftMany people know former Orioles executive Jim Duquette, who now broadcasts on WJZ-FM The Fan. But few know the pain his family has lived with for years. Like so many others in this country, Duquette's little girl needed a kidney transplant to live.
Officer Blinded On Duty 25 Years Ago Calls On Fellow Cops For Liver TransplantA Baltimore City police officer shot in the line of duty 25 years ago finds himself in another battle to survive. And just like before, the University of Maryland Medical Center and his fellow officers do everything to keep him alive.
5-Year-Old Carney Girl To Compete In Games For Organ Transplant RecipientsRight now, more than 113,000 people are waiting for organ transplants. A little over 28,000 will get them.
Johns Hopkins Doctor Teams Up With Facebook To Encourage Organ DonationsDemand for organs is surging in Maryland and across the country. Now, Facebook is connecting donors with patients who desperately need transplants. The concept was born right here in Baltimore.
Md. Nonprofit Encourages People To Donate Organs & Save LivesPeople around the country, including those in Maryland, are waiting for transplants. A local group is rallying to help those in need by getting them the gift of life.
Tom Brady's Mentor Died While Waiting For Kidney TransplantAfter making a public plea to save his friend's life, quarterback Tom Brady's mentor died Tuesday while awaiting a kidney transplant through Johns Hopkins Hospital's transplant program.