Sometimes, it helps to hear from other people who have experienced an organ transplant. These patients all received new organs at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center.
After receiving a liver transplant in 1991, Zachary Bryon and his family began to travel the country promoting organ donation and transplantation awareness.
Born with a congenital heart defect, Megan Cregger was 24 when she had a heart transplant. Just a few weeks later, she was climbing stairs.
His emphysema became so severe, Bill Cooke felt he had no other choice than to have a lung transplant. Now, he can do almost anything he wishes.
After years of battling with tumors, chemotherapy, and infections, a heart-lung transplant save Antara Desai’s life.
Within five weeks, Dan Lineberger went from being completely healthy to needing a liver transplant - all because of a dietary supplement.
When a Johns Hopkins employee needed a kidney, the Vice President of Human Resources at Johns Hopkins donated one of hers, starting a chain of donations that ultimately saved many lives.
Born with biliary atresia, Sam came to Johns Hopkins for a liver transplant when he was seven years old. His aunt was his living liver donor.
A Johns Hopkins patient was one of several people whose lives were saved because a boxer chose to be an organ donor. See the story on ESPN’s E:60.
When an employee at the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland decided to become a live kidney donor, she kept a blog about her experience at Johns Hopkins.