Her dad needed a kidney; hers didn’t match. But through paired donation, her dad got a kidney and so did another person in need.
Her blood type was B and his was A. So they went to Plan B.
Stephanie Hays’ own body destroyed her kidneys. Luckily, her daughter had a spare.
The operation was a success; Roni’s kidney began functioning in her mom right away. “Now she’s stuck with me forever,” Roni joked.
Tricia Burgess thought she had seasonal allergies. She actually needed a heart transplant.
“I didn’t even know I was sick. I’m thankful that Vanderbilt saved my life.”
Kristie Kuzy decided to donate a kidney to a stranger. Her generosity initiated the first three-recipient kidney transplant chain in the history of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The amazing and improbable story of how it all fell into place
Ten years ago, Mike Lavin was saved by a bone marrow transplant. A few days ago, he paid a surprise visit to the donor who made it possible.
“I really appreciate everything you have done. I’m here because of you.”
Kevin Hartley was an organ donor, and his mother had one wish: to hear her son’s heartbeat one more time
Thanks to his heart recipient, Rhonda Lucas, she got the chance.
As a paramedic, Kyle Fisher saved many lives. As an organ donor, he saved six more.
Vanderbilt staff pays tribute to his heroism with Honor Walk
Andie Perona, part of the VUMC transplant team, receives double organ transplant
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.
Joshua went looking for a new kidney to save his life. He found a “sister,” too.
“A brighter future is around the corner and I’m so grateful for Renee. I truly love her like my sister and I’ve always wanted a sister.”