As healthcare professionals across Florida call attention to the importance of organ donation in April during National Donate Life Month, a west Florida man is particularly grateful for one donor among the more than 11.8 million enrolled in the state’s Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Just eight months afterContinue Reading

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston removed DJ Ferguson from their heart transplant list because he’s not vaccinated and so the “patient who receives a transplanted organ has the greatest chance of survival.” According to Ferguson’s father, the COVID vaccine goes against his son’s “basic principles, he doesn’t believe inContinue Reading

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) performed 585 organ transplants in 2019, eclipsing the previous record of 500 in 2011. This puts TGH in the top 10 busiest organ transplant centers in the nation.  Among the 2019 organ transplants include 358 kidney transplants, including 91 kidney transplants from living donors, 145 liverContinue Reading