Category: Liver transplant

Nassau County Cops To Be Honored For Getting Patient To Transplant Surgery

Dana Sepulveda, then terminally ill, got the call from her doctor in June that the liver and kidney she needed were available — if she got to the hospital in Manhattan in 90 minutes.

The Massapequa mother of two — who is married to an NYPD officer — said she was shaking and desperate to get to Mount Sinai Hospital when she walked into the Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct in Seaford asking for help at about 6 a.m. on June 26.

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Liam Neeson talked about his wife Natasha Richardson’s death and how organ donation has brought his family solace after their loss.

By LUCIAN FISHER-GOOD MORNING AMERICA

“She was on life support,” he told “60 Minutes.” “I went in to her and I told her I loved her, said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this, you’ve banged your head.'”
Neeson, 61, said he knew his wife and the mother of their two children would not recover.

“She and I had made a pact, if any of us got into a vegetative state that we’d pull the plug,” he said.
But he kept her alive long enough to bring her back to New York so that friends and family could say goodbye. Richardson died March 18, 2009.

“…Donated three of her organs, so she’s keeping three people alive at the moment … her heart, her kidneys and her liver,” Neeson told “60 Minutes.” “It’s terrific … and I think she would be very thrilled and pleased by that.”

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