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Chelsea Jovanovich (left) received a uterus transplant from donor Cheryl Cichonski-Urban (right) as part of a clinical trial at Penn Medicine. The two became friends after getting to know one another after the February 2020 procedure.

Do you want to donate a kidney or a liver? Penn’s new Center for Living Donation aims to increase the number of living donors for patients in need.

Penn Medicine has opened a Center for Living Donation, bringing its services under one roof for patients who receive kidney, liver and uterus transplants with organs donated by living people. By pooling resources from these programs, Penn leaders hope to increase the number of live transplant recipients, expedite care for those awaiting organs from deceased …

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Blankets, generators, medicine: Donors rush to bring aid to Ukraine as winter approaches

Blankets, generators, medicine: Donors rush to bring aid to Ukraine as winter approaches

Kyiv, Ukraine— When Russian forces launched a military campaign against Ukrainian infrastructure nearly two months ago, they opened a front that took the war along power lines, water pipes and heating systems to the homes, schools, offices and churches. The government in Kyiv and the Western countries that supported it with billions in military aid …

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Student Savannah England reads a reflection during the interfaith memorial service at St. Francis Xavier College Church on November 11.  The service honors loved ones who have donated their bodies to the School of Medicine through the Gift Body program.  Photo by Sarah Conroy.

First-year medical students honor body donors with interfaith service

Saint Louis University students honored those who donated their bodies for medical education with an interfaith memorial service on Friday, November 11. Start slideshowStudent Savannah England reads a reflection during the interfaith memorial service at St. Francis Xavier College Church on November 11. The service honors loved ones who have donated their bodies to the …

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