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Vicky and Mark Brilmyer in a home setting
The Kidney Transplant Voucher Program: A Love Story By Emily Laubham
May 9 2019

The Brilmyers — a match in every way except kidney donation — shared the transplant journey through a voucher program.

Dr. Allan Philp, chief trauma surgeon at AHN
Veteran Voices: Dr. Allan Philp By Emily Laubham
January 16 2019

A “dedication to take care of one person at a time” has guided Dr. Allan Philp in both military and civilian trauma surgery.

LifeFlight: 40 Years of Quality Care in the Air By Bill Vidonic
October 16 2018

One of the nation’s first air medical services, LifeFlight celebrates its 40th year of delivering emergency care.

View from the observation room of the patient’s exposed heart.
A Medical Looking Glass: The Open Heart Surgery Observation Program By Emily Laubham
August 8 2018

The Open Heart Surgery Observation Program at AGH has given thousands of students a chance to watch an open heart surgery.

Kidney transplant recipient Jerry Jacovetty speaks at a Donate Life Month event in 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.
The Gift of Life: A Kidney Transplant Story By Nikki Buccina
July 18 2018

Jerry went from 25 hours a week on dialysis to being “a 10 physically” — because someone decided to become an organ donor.

Road construction with Road Closed and Detour signs
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Detours Around Blocked Arteries By Bryce Walat
November 18 2016

When coronary arteries get blocked, using a graft to “detour” the blood is one way to prevent damage to the heart.

Dr. David M. Lasorda bio photo
Leading Solutions for Heart-Valve Diseases By Adam Burau
October 9 2016

Dr. David M. Lasorda explains how new, noninvasive procedures can repair and replace weakened heart valves with less risk.

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