VIDEOS: Stories About Donation and Transplantation
How does donation and transplantation change lives? To find out, view these video testimonials — Gift of Life stories from families of donors, transplant recipients and healthcare professionals.
FROM WROC-TV/NEWS 8 ROCHESTER
By MAUREEN MCGUIRE
November 27, 2015
Heart Transplant Recipient Aisha O’Mally Is Grateful for Her Second Chance at Life
The heart transplant team at the UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital is responsible for saving the lives of 190 men and women in Rochester, including News 8’s Scott Hetsko.
As Scott continues to recover, another heart transplant recipient tells us how far she’s come since she received her new heart. When Aisha O’Mally heard Scott Hetsko needed a heart transplant, she took special notice.
“Man, I know what he’s going through. I know exactly what he’s going through,” she says.
Aisha and Scott are in the same, elite club: patients who’ve received heart transplant’s from UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial hospital. Aisha received her new heart 11 years ago.
“I’ve done so much with the second chance,” she says.
Heart Transplants Save Lives, Lead to ROMANCE!
In Their Own Words
Organ recipients, donor families and those needing a transplant.
Receiving the Gift of Life
Hear the stories of three local transplant recipients who were given a second chance at life.
Giving the Gift of Life
Kidney Transplant Gave Jepahl His Life Back
An inspiring and heartfelt testimony about transplant success from Jepahl. The video is part of Donate Life America’s educational campaigns.
A Mom Again with a New Heart
A Cornea Transplant Gives Sight to John
After three decades of blindness, John gets his sight back with a cornea transplant. Video is part of Donate Life America’s educational campaigns.
Tyler Gets His Game Back with a Bone Transplant