| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:24 AM
The day after Thanksgiving, 51-year-old Rahn Bentley kept the gratitude going with every beat of his new heart.
Two days before the one year anniversary of being wheeled into surgery for Grand Rapids' first heart transplant operation, Bentley spoke out...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:37 PM
A California man's cross-country mission to raise awareness of organ donation has brought him through Central Pennsylvania.
Mike Titttinger has walked more than 3,000 miles in memory of his late wife, Deanna, who died ten years ago after an unsuccessful ...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Right now inside an ICU room at Medical City Dallas, electronic devices and tubes surround a seemingly healthy young lady, as doctors and nurses monitor every beat of an ailing young heart. While she celebrated her birthday months ago, 24 year-old...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
West Michigan's first heart transplant recipient released a book Thursday that chronicles his journey.
The book comes out just over a year since Rahn Bentley's transplant at the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center.
To celebrate the anniversary Bentley...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:00 PM
A patient and a promise. A little boy fighting for his life when all he wants to do is play. And a baseball player who says every time he's at work, he promises to think about his new little friend. The surgery, the treatment and the care helped Drew...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Colby Salerno has spent the last three months in a room at Hartford Hospital as he waits for a new heart.
Posters and goofy pictures adorn the walls of Salerno's room, which resembles a college dormitory. He studies often here, and he hopes to attend...
| Aug 17, 2009
Plane crash work helped win Pulitzer
Fred Kinne, 93, a veteran editor who helped a San Diego newspaper win the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of a 1978 plane crash, died Aug. 9 at a nursing center in La Mesa, his family said. He had suffered...
| Feb 10, 2007
UC San Diego Medical Center announced Friday that it was voluntarily shutting its heart transplant program — at least temporarily — amid a federal review of transplant centers that fall below performance standards.
"It is a very difficult...