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Shhhh: student who saved dad to get Whatasurprise

Living liver donor to be surprised with a year of Whataburger

(SAN ANTONIO, TX – September 21, 2018) Bill Rogers’ health was headed in a downward spiral as he waited on the liver transplant list along with more than 13,000 others. So his son, Texas State University senior Matthew Hawkins, contacted University Transplant Center and offered himself as a living liver donor for his father. He turned out to be a match.


Families gather to raise awareness of the vital importance of organ donation

Blue and Green Day Ceremony activities include traveling exhibit, The Art of the Scar

(SAN ANTONIO, TX – April 20, 2017) After losing a loved one, to know that person’s heart beats on in another, allowing that person to live, gives many family members a measure of peace along with their sorrow. But too many people don’t think about the gift of life they could give – simply by registering as an organ donor.


Kidney transplantation saves lives, but only if the new organs continue to work

New guidelines are aimed at reducing rejection and improving the health of recipients

(SAN ANTONIO, TX April 12) It once was pretty unusual to encounter someone with a transplanted kidney. Not anymore. Last year, more than 19,000 kidney transplants were performed across the country — a number that has grown in each of the last four years.


Blue & Green Day Walk to Celebrate Gift of Life

Organ donor families and transplant patients gather at University Hospital on National Donate Life Month Blue & Green Day to raise a flag in recognition of generosity of donors

Organ donation has saved countless lives and improved many others, and those gifts were celebrated Friday at University Hospital.

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