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Employee Spotlight

As a nurse, she supported organ donation. As a mother, Kim Cantu never expected the donor to be her son.

By Matt Batcheldor

Sky Cantu donated his heart, liver and both kidneys, saving four lives in the process.

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Patient Spotlight

Kevin Hartley was an organ donor, and his mother had one wish: to hear her son’s heartbeat one more time

By Matt Batcheldor

Thanks to his heart recipient, Rhonda Lucas, she got the chance.

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In memoriam

As a paramedic, Kyle Fisher saved many lives. As an organ donor, he saved six more.

By Matt Batcheldor

Vanderbilt staff pays tribute to his heroism with Honor Walk

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Employee Spotlight

Andie Perona, part of the VUMC transplant team, receives double organ transplant

By Tavia Smith

The transplant team surgical technician found herself on the other side of the table as a kidney and pancreas transplant recipient. It transformed her life.

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