| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:30 PM
It's one of those places we all hope to avoid.
Being on an organ transplant list is undoubtedly a scary and trying situation for anyone of any age.
But paying all due respect to the sensitivity of this delicate subject, former Vice President Dick...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:52 AM
For three years, Chula Vista resident Alfredo Castaneda has been waiting for a new heart.
"I do count the days especially now," said Castaneda. "It's hard, it's very hard to tell you the truth."
The 34-year-old has the same heart condition as...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Spectrum Health heart transplant is celebrating the passing of a big milestone this week, after receiving its Medicare certification.
The Center for Medicare Services gave the hospital its approval after an on-site review conducted in January....
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:44 PM
A Long Island woman with end-stage heart disease has only weeks to live after she lost her chance at a heart transplant for shoplifting back in September.
Now Diane McCloud and her lawyer are asking to be released into a hospice, so she doesn't spend her...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Take a look at your driver's license. Do you have that little pink dot indicating you’re an organ donor? If you do, you could save a life.
That happened for 33-year-old Cory Salazar; two years ago, the mother of three was at the end stages of a...
| Apr 11, 2012
For most of 2011, Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute was "home" for Deborah Cole, 52. Thanks to the hospital's new stress management program, though, she kept up her spirits.
Three times a week, volunteers from S.M.A.R.T....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Kathy Brown wasn't always much of a chef — but she was an educator.
When Brown, the former head of Grace Christian School, was diagnosed with amyloidosis of the heart in April 2008, she began experimenting with recipes to suit her new low-fat, low-...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:01 PM
What a difference a day makes. 17-year-old Michael Leon was scheduled to take center stage at a Kingwood Park High School meeting to talk about the importance of organ donations, but 24 hours earlier something happened.
You see, Michael was born with...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:38 AM
NEWPORT BEACH (KTLA) -- It was an emotional face-to-face meeting between a man who received a heart transplant and the wife who's husband donated the gift of life.
Deborah Atkinson listened to her husband's heart beating inside the body of Dennis...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Five-year-old Teresa Bartlinski was lying unconscious shortly after 3 a.m. Friday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when the doctor told her parents they had called off the heart transplant she was prepped to receive.
The girl — whose...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...