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Organ Donation

Porter Regional Hospital recognizes organ donors

Porter Regional Hospital recognizes organ donors

VALPARAISO | Rhonda Berger's 19-year-old daughter, Jennifer Spurgeon, died in an apartment fire five years ago.

April 15, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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Groups spread word of organ donation

Groups spread word of organ donation

MERRILLVILLE | Javier Nunez was a big man with a big heart.

April 15, 2014 5:30 pm
Schererville woman to ride on Rose Parade float

Schererville woman to ride on Rose Parade float

SCHERERVILLE | Viewers who tune in for the Rose Parade at 10 a.m. on New Year's Day may see a familiar face among the mums and marigolds.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Register to be an organ donor and give the gift of life

Do you find that you have become a little jaded when you come across testimonials on websites or in magazines about the value of such and such product or the opportunity to take part in some good cause? There is the smiling face and a quote that is meant to encapsulate the mission in the wor…

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
A piece of life carries on

A piece of life carries on

CROWN POINT | The memorial scrap books Sandy Whitenack compiled to honor her daughter, Kathy, who died at age 16 in a rollover accident, have pictures of her in typical poses.

April 04, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Rose Parade float to carry messages from the heart

Rose Parade float to carry messages from the heart

MUNSTER | Area families are invited to join Community Healthcare System staff members and Gift of Hope representatives at an annual ceremony to honor organ and tissue donors.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Become an organ donor to help save lives

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Become an organ donor to help save lives

The national health care debate might be a hot topic, but the real crisis for many patients in the United States cannot be solved through legislation or court rulings.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
Life goes on: Ceremony marks organ, tissue donation month

Life goes on: Ceremony marks organ, tissue donation month

CROWN POINT | There were days when Linda Ramos' husband came home from work, praying he would not find her dead.

April 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith boy's story leads to surge in organ donor interest

Griffith boy's story leads to surge in organ donor interest

GRIFFITH | The story of a Griffith boy in need of a kidney transplant has kept the phone lines busy at the University of Chicago transplant program.

April 20, 2012 12:00 am
Father: Infant son a hero for giving others life

Father: Infant son a hero for giving others life

INDIANAPOLIS | Seven-month-old Keagan Fishel is a hero, his father said. The little boy died Saturday of blunt force trauma to the head, the Marion County coroner's office said. His organs were donated to four children in need.

March 13, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Mark your calendar for free screening; 2011 Kidney Walk a great success

OFFBEAT: Mark your calendar for free screening; 2011 Kidney Walk a great success

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 31, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Mark your calander for screenings and this month's mall 2011 Kidney Walk

OFFBEAT: Mark your calander for screenings and this month's mall 2011 Kidney Walk

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am
Philip Potempa and Actor Larry Hagman

Philip Potempa and Actor Larry Hagman

Times Columnist Philip Potempa and actor Larry Hagman aka J.R. Ewing are helping raise awareness about the importance of kidney health screenings for the National Kidney Foundation.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am
Donor: Kidney transplant was like a gift to me

Donor: Kidney transplant was like a gift to me

Athena Kyle has always been an organ donor - on her driver's license. She never thought she would live to see one of her organs save someone's life. That was until six years ago when her college roommate revealed her kidneys were failing because of a genetic renal disease and she would be pu…

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Nursing honor society hopes to educate with April event

HAMMOND | Joan Dorman can list one story after another of how organ and tissue donation has touched people she knows, and she knows shes not alone.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Nonprofits host fundraisers to help incapacitated

MERRILLVILLE | The ACF Chefs and Northwest Indiana Adult Guardianship Services will host their second annual fundraiser "Adventures in international cuisine," from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S.30.

December 19, 2010 12:00 am
Organ donation awareness earns Community Healthcare System award

Organ donation awareness earns Community Healthcare System award

MUNSTER | The hospitals of Community Healthcare System have been honored for efforts to raise awareness regarding organ, eye and tissue donations. Donate Life America recently presented Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobar…

November 01, 2010 12:00 am

Organization hopes to increase organ donation through fairness

Dave Undis came up with a simple idea to increase the number of organ donations: give available organs to registered organ donors.

September 09, 2010 12:00 am
New license plate will help give life

New license plate will help give life

Donate Life Indiana is hoping the increased visibility of its new specialty license plate will inspire more people to be organ and tissue donors.

July 01, 2010 12:00 am
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