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Organ Donation

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Parents Donate Heart Of Son Who Died After 3-Story Fall

A mother and father donated the heart of their 3-year-old son who died from a three-story fall in Rancho Cucamonga last week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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RHONY’s Heather Thomson Talks Organ Donation

Reality television star Heather Thomson is on a mission to raise awareness of organ donation, and appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to do just that!

05/10/2014

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Woman Who Died After Nightclub Beating Saves Lives Through Organ Donation

A 23-year-old Westminster woman who died after being beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub earlier this year has saved the lives of countless others because of her desire to be an organ donor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/25/2014

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Grandmother Of Slain Riverside Teen Meets Recipient Of His Kidney

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy who was murdered more than a year ago met the man who received one of his organs for the first time on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2013

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Family Of Riverside Teen Who Died After Football Scrimmage Shares Story

The family of an Arlington High School junior who died after a football scrimmage is still looking for answers.

10/22/2013

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Family Turns To Craigslist, YouTube To Find Kidney Donor

Jenna Franks was just 15 when she was diagnosed with kidney failure and 18 when she began dialysis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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Hundreds Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Death Of Teen Killed In Alleged DUI Crash

Hundreds gathered Tuesday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of a 14-year-old who was killed in an alleged DUI crash last Memorial Day weekend.

05/29/2012

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Only On 2: Senator Sharon Runner Discusses Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant For 1st Time

You may not know her name, but if you’re a parent in California, you’ve been affected by her work.State Senator Sharon Runner, along with her husband, were the driving force behind Jessica’s law – the strongest sexual predator laws in the nation. And while she’s used to fighting for a cause, fighting for her life was something much different. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell has her exclusive story.

03/27/2012

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Hand Transplant Recipient To Ride On Donate Life Float

A California woman became the first hand transplant recipient in the western United States and on Monday, Emily Fennell will get to ride on the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

12/31/2011

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Investigation: Tissue And Organ Donations Can Save A Life But At What Cost?

CBS2 Investigative Reporter David Goldstein talks to a father whose 23-year-old son was killed in a car accident. Dennis Carrico claims he only gave permission to a non profit organization — One Legacy — to donate some of his son’s tissues, but later found out they took his entire heart — and much more.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2011