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New Jersey Father Donates Cornea to Legally Blind Son

New Jersey Father Donates Cornea to Legally Blind Son

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tom Bestwick enjoyed the open road, especially the feeling he got when riding his Harley Davidson through the back roads of southern New Jersey with his son, Tom.But on July 17, 2012, Tom Bestwick would ride for fo…

Woman Dies While Donating Kidney to Relative

Woman Dies While Donating Kidney to Relative

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Montefiore Hospital in New York voluntarily suspended its live donor organ transplant program after a woman who was trying to donate a kidney to a relative died during an operation, according to a hospital source.T…

Man Wrote Letters to Kidney, Donated It to Stranger

Man Wrote Letters to Kidney, Donated It to Stranger

AbleStock.com/Hemera Technologies(NEW YORK) — In August, Eric Parrie donated his kidney to a woman he’d never met. But before he parted ways with his organ, he had some things he needed to say to it first. So the 26-year-old Yale law student wrote abo…

NY Woman Fired After Donating Kidney to Help Her Boss

NY Woman Fired After Donating Kidney to Help Her Boss

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A New York woman said she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two, filed a formal complaint with the New York State Human Rights C…

16-Year-Old’s Death Becomes a Life-Changing Gift

16-Year-Old’s Death Becomes a Life-Changing Gift

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PLATTE, S.D.) — Andrea Cleveland was leaving her boyfriend’s home just south of Platte, S.D., last November when her car hit loose gravel and rolled.She died from the injuries she sustained in the crash.Just 16, Andrea w…

Kidney Donor Gives Organ to Stranger on a Whim

Kidney Donor Gives Organ to Stranger on a Whim

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Celia Oyler had never been in the hospital, never had a stitch and had never even taken a prescription drug.But last June, the 55-year-old professor gave doctoral student John Young — a virtual stranger — her ki…

Poised to Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma

Poised to Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Sam Schmid, an Arizona college student believed to be brain dead and poised to be an organ donor, miraculously recovered just hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support.Schmid, a junior and busi…

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