Last Christmas, I knew a liver transplant was my only chance to survive. This holiday, I’m alive because of the ultimate gift.
It never leaves my thoughts that someone I don't know made it possible for me to still be here.
VUMC nurse Kendra Kilgore received a liver transplant as a teenager. Then her teenage daughter needed one, too.
Kendra's experince helped her daughter Carissa: "I was able to explain to her from a first-hand view what it was like, not as a nurse, but as someone who went through it."
Suzie Brown, singer-songwriter, meet Dr. Suzanne Brown Sacks, transplant cardiologist
Her twin passions for music and for medicine brought her to Nashville and to VUMC
A story of family and faith: Jennifer received a kidney transplant. The donor was Capri, who is married to Dennis. Jennifer is Dennis’ ex-wife. It’s complicated.
The extended family has grown closer as a result of Capri's generosity. She says her faith led her to the decision.
Honor walk video from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital honors two organ donors and their families
The two organ procurements were the first at VWCH in almost five years
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.”
Without the lung transplant, the cancer may never have been detected.
Not taking her medications could have cost a patient her life. A new Transplant Pharmacy program found her in the nick of time.
Transplant Pharmacy uses a new computer program to find patients who need medication reminders
Hospital staff conspires to help transplant patient plan a surprise proposal – to his wife
Love was in the air on the seventh floor of Medical Center East
Eighteen years ago Kanisha Sizemore got a new kidney and pancreas. With her job in the Transplant Pharmacy she gives patients hope and perspective.
“Being a transplant recipient is a blessing, but it is also life changing in several ways."