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Facts About Lung Transplant

In 1993, Ochsner surgeons performed a double lung transplant on the youngest person in U.S. history, and today Ochsner remains the only lung transplant program in Louisiana.

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Liver Transplants: A Waiting List Snapshot

A name is added to the national transplant waiting list every 12 minutes.

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Living Kidney Donors: The Living Proof

You have two kidneys, but can survive with just one.  Learn more facts about living kidney organ donation.

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Get the Facts About Heart Transplants

About one-third of patients on the heart waiting list get their transplants within a year — but close to half wait more than two years.

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UV Protection for Your Eyes During The Summer

Long term exposure to ultraviolet or UV light from the sun not only causes skin problems like wrinkles and skin cancer, it is also harmful to the eyes.

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What I Would Say to My Organ Donor’s Family

Lung transplant patient Marie DeLarge shares in her own words what she would say to her donor’s family and how the quality of her life has been the best...

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Organ Donors Transform Lives: Sadi’s Story

Just one organ donor can save the lives of up to nine people. Read the touching story of one organ donor’s story as shared by her mother.

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Organ Donation: What’s True or False?

More than 123,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant waiting list.  Each registered organ donor can save the lives of up to nine people. Test your knowledge...

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