Jennifer Searl talks about receiving a combined kidney and bone marrow transplant

When Massachusetts General Hospital gave Jennifer Searl the world’s first non-HLA-matched combined kidney and bone marrow transplant in 2002, it was more than just a scientific breakthrough. For Searl, it was the beginning of a new life.

A story of organ donation: Frank and Johanne Bent

Frank and Johanne Bents' lives changed forever following the tragic death of the their 27-year-old son, Josh. Brought to the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center, the Bents made one of the most important decisions of their lives, organ and tissue donation.

A heart transplant patient story: Mike Slama

For most of his life, Mike Slama has lived with a heart condition that could only be cured with transplantation. Listen to Mike share how his life changed when he received a new heart at the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center.


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