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In memoriam

There is a bell on the transplant unit. It rings in celebration — and memory

By Matt Batcheldor

Coleen Leszczynski's family dedicated the bell, to be rung every time a transplant patient leaves the hospital

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Employee Spotlight

“Why on earth would I not do this?”

By Matt Batcheldor

Sarah Osman works in the Transplant Pharmacy. She heard that Nathan Horton, her boss from a previous job, needed a kidney. She immediately offered one of hers.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC employee attends honor walk for her brother, becomes passionate organ donation advocate

By Matt Batcheldor

Her brother Taylor's death was heartbreaking, but Anna Lorenz is determined to inspire others with his example

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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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Patient Spotlight

The police officer needed a kidney transplant. The donor turned out to be very familiar to him — he had arrested her numerous times.

By Matt Batcheldor

He had been a cop for four decades. She had been featured on "Alabama's Most Wanted."

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Patient Spotlight

Kidney transplant patient returns home to joyous reverse parade

By Matt Batcheldor

Lee Foster's friends and neighbors smiled, waved, honked and enjoyed cake pops

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VUMC in the Community

Grateful kidney transplant patient donates masks to VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

“I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something for those who had done so much for me."

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Patient Spotlight

Heart to heart

By Matt Batcheldor

This teacher got a life-saving heart transplant. So did her student. What are the odds?

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Patient Spotlight

Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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