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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.



November 27, 2015 

Heart Transplant Recipient Aisha O’Mally Is Grateful for Her Second Chance at Life

Aisha O’Mally WROC-TV Nov. 2015The 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!

Find out how Esther FitzRandolph and Danny Pszczolkowski received life-saving transplants and found love.

In Their Own Words

Organ recipients, donor families and those needing a transplant.

Receiving the Gift of Life

Organ transplant story video link

Hear the stories of three local transplant recipients who were given a second chance at life.

Giving the Gift of Life

organ donation stories video link
Three families faced with the loss of loved ones make the courageous choice to give life to others through organ donation.

Kidney Transplant Gave Jepahl His Life Back

Jepahl kidney transplant recipient

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

Tracy - Heart Transplant Video
A sudden illness following the birth of her son put Tracy on the heart transplant waiting list. A gift of a heart gave her son his mom back.

A Cornea Transplant Gives Sight to John

Cornea transplant recipient John - video link

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

Tyler - bone transplant video
A bone tumor threatened to take Tyler’s leg and his future. A donor’s gift of bone helped Tyler defeat his cancer and regain his life and golf game.






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