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Judy Regnier. RN

Judy Regnier. RN

As an ICU RN back in the 1980s, I cared for many with profuse bleeding, and we did not use gloves and universal precautions as are standard now. This is how we believe I contracted Hepatitis C, back in the 1980s, when medical science was not even aware of Hepatitis C – it was simply called a mysterious non-A, non-B hepatitis, if it was diagnosed at all. I had no idea I was even sick,...

"The Stenzel twins" : Anabel Stenzel & Isabel Stenzel Byrnes

Isa and Ana are identical twins, and known worldwide at the Stenzel twins.  Born with CF, they have dedicated their lives to staying alive and with the medical advances of organ transplant, become award winning athletes at the US Transplant Games and world travelers promoting organ donation especially back in their native Japan. While their stories could fill a book (it has) and a movie...

Yushi Nomura, TRIO Japan chapter president & two-time liver recipient

Yushi Nomura, TRIO Japan chapter president & two-time liver recipient

TRIO’s Japan chapter is one of our largest and longest lived and a primary reason we earned the description ‘international’. Japan’s TRIO president, Yushi Nomura, faces an immense challenge to spur organ donation in his country - an extreme irony given that Japan has contributed much to transplant science. A past recipient of TRIO’s Lifetime Achievement Award, he...

Jane Liaw

I’ve been a worrier since I was a child. As far back as I can remember, I would wait anxiously when my parents left the house without me, afraid something terrible had happened and they would never be coming back. As a college freshman, I gravely told my Resident Advisor, who was dating a younger student, “Marrying a younger man is a great idea because men die earlier than...

Claude Brady - TRIO Pioneer

Claude Brady - TRIO Pioneer

When Claude Brady was a young bachelor, he knew he wanted to marry a lady who already had children. It was an unusual wish, but he was an unusual man. He had a genetic condition that had caused him much suffering, and he was the kind of person who thought ahead—he didn’t want to pass his disease on to his biological de­scendants. “There was no way I was...

Dr. Thomas Starzl - TRIO Pioneer/Founder

Dr. Thomas Starzl - TRIO Pioneer/Founder

As seen in this photo, TRIO president, Jim Gleason, presented Dr. Tom Starzl with a special gift at its 25th Anniversary meeting in Pittsburgh honoring him both as the founder of TRIO and for his amazing lifetime of achievements in the world of transplant. Read Dr. Starzl's biography at: http://www.starzl.pitt.edu/about/starzl.html

The Miracle of Lon Bullman

The Miracle of Lon Bullman

If a man who’s had three heart attacks, fought several bouts with cancer and overcome other serious illnesses tells you his life is a miracle, you pretty much take him at his word. Lon Bullman is a miracle man and a fighter--after getting knocked down by so many health challenges, he keeps getting back up again. He’s also a lucky man, and he knows it. If not for the blessing of...

J.T. Rhodes – A Remembrance

J.T. Rhodes – A Remembrance

I am honored to write about a dear friend and an inspirational man I truly admired.  I first met J.T. back in October of 1995, about a year and a half after my first kidney transplant.  He was part of a small group of recipients who met once a month at a local hospital to talk about their transplant experiences.  We quickly became friends and a few months later,...

Alex Boyer: A Remembrance

Alex Boyer: A Remembrance

Young Alex Boyer knew how to have fun. He lived on a hill in a tiny mining community in rural Pennsylvania, and one of his hobbies was rolling tires down the hill into the neighboring farmer’s pond--a hobby the farmer was none too happy about. He liked to watch certain programs on television, sometimes in the morning right before school. Fortunately, in that small town, his school was a...

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