Dec. 18, 2017—Ashleigh-Anne Hughes’ inspiring organ donation story, and how her transplant led her to a life of advocacy work.
Apr. 13, 2017—The white nylon flag unfurled every year during the annual Donate Life Flag-raising Ceremony at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) extols a significant message.
Mar. 30, 2017—On Dec. 11, 2015, Jamie Heard woke up earlier than usual. She said she went through her normal routine, which included morning prayers.
Jul. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded Platinum status by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a leader in organ, eye and tissue donation awareness.
Apr. 14, 2016—As Carol Topley sat beside her husband’s bed in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she knew the end was imminent. She wanted to make sure Joe’s wishes were honored and reminded his nurse that he was an organ donor.
Nov. 24, 2015—On Nov. 24, Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient Pam Smith will have a low-key lunch with a longtime friend to celebrate reaching 25 years post transplant.
Sep. 17, 2015—David Edwards admits that organ donation was not a top priority in his life.
Aug. 6, 2015—Misty Roberts routinely tunes into three Christian radio stations and has a habit of switching from one to another when the chatter begins. But one day last fall she didn’t touch the dial during a segment about the thousands of people waiting for life-saving kidney transplants.
Jun. 25, 2015—In only its second year, Songs for Life, a benefit concert to raise awareness and celebrate organ donation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has far exceeded fundraising goals.
May. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center held its sixth annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony on Thursday, April 30.
Apr. 23, 2015—Becky Holman has worked at DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank for 22 years, allowing her to be a part of the donation process for hundreds of patients.
Apr. 24, 2014—When Renee Coats retrieved a packet from her mailbox she was not sure how to feel.