organ donation

June 3, 2021

UW Medicine’s 1st Alaskan recipient of a living-donor liver graft heads home after a lifesaving gift from his nephew across the country.

picture of Kris and Lauren Anderson of Redmond, Washington
December 31, 2020

The start of a new year often brings hope of better days. For Kris Anderson, 51, of Redmond, Washington, the future has rarely looked so bright. On Dec. 8, she received a lobe of liver from her daughter Lauren at UW Medical Center in Seattle.

May 21, 2018

UW Medicine's transplant chief discusses the historical reluctance to use organs from overdose victims.

When West Seattle resident Joel Eggert died last December in a motorcycle accident, his decision to be an organ donor became a life-saving gift.

The two women, Laurie Boatsman and Janis Dougan, wanted dearly to give kidneys to their loved ones, but they didn't match as donors.

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center was first in the United States to deploy a device in the clinical trial that, if successful, would lead to more transplant-viable donor hearts in

Despite a dire shortage of organ donors, transplant teams turn down about one in four hearts from brain-dead donors because their hearts appear to pump poorly.

Patient Dave Skelton received a donor kidney this week, transplanted by surgeon Stephen Rayhill.

May 24, 2017

When West Seattle resident Joel Eggert, 46, died last December in a motorcycle accident, his decision to be an organ donor became a life-saving gift.

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