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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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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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Employee Spotlight

Not taking her medications could have cost a patient her life. A new Transplant Pharmacy program found her in the nick of time.

By Emily Stembridge

Transplant Pharmacy uses a new computer program to find patients who need medication reminders

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Patient Spotlight

Hospital staff conspires to help transplant patient plan a surprise proposal – to his wife

By Matt Batcheldor

Love was in the air on the seventh floor of Medical Center East

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Employee Spotlight

Eighteen years ago Kanisha Sizemore got a new kidney and pancreas. With her job in the Transplant Pharmacy she gives patients hope and perspective.

By Matt Batcheldor

“Being a transplant recipient is a blessing, but it is also life changing in several ways."

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Patient Spotlight

Mary Marlowe decided to donate one of her kidneys. Four people received transplants as a result.

By Matt Batcheldor

“It is amazing to see all the pieces come together from one person’s generosity.”

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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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