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Patient Spotlight

Janet Darnell received a life-saving lung transplant. Five months later she received life-saving surgery for colon cancer. She calls herself a “walking miracle.”

By Matt Batcheldor

Without the lung transplant, the cancer may never have been detected.

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Employee Spotlight

Pies in the face mark the end of the first round of blood donation challenge. Your donation may determine who gets the next pie.

By Wayne Wood

Shon Dwyer smooshed a pie into the face of Tom Nantais. Mary Pawlikowski smooshed a pie into the face of Meg Rush. Who's next?

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In memoriam

Honor walk video from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital honors two organ donors and their families

By Emily Stembridge

The two organ procurements were the first at VWCH in almost five years

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Patient Spotlight

In memory of Kyle

By Matt Batcheldor

Last year, an honor walk for paramedic Kyle Fisher went viral. Now, his mother, a nurse at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, is promoting organ donation in his memory.

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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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