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Meet the Transplant Living Story of Hope Video Contest Winners

Transplant Living received more than 12,000 votes during the month of November to decide the site’s favorite video from a transplant recipient. The story with the most votes was Nefeterius McPerson, a liver recipient from Killeen, TX.

In 2005, during her first year of law school, she was diagnosed with Secondary Schlerosing Cholangitis, a rare bile duct liver disease. In May 2011, while working in Washington, D.C., Nefeterius' condition worsened and she was put on the national waiting list for a liver.

After only 172 days of waiting, she received a liver transplant on November 6, 2011. Her donor was a 12-year-old, Taitlyn Hughes, who died of a sudden brain hemorrhage. Nefeterius made a vow to keep Taitlyn's memory alive and spread awareness about the importance of organ donation, creating a public Facebook page to tell her story. Learn more >

Other top videos include:

  • Rick Nislet, liver recipient on November 6, 2012
  • Jill Thorne, heart recipient on June 8, 1990
  • Jim Gleason, heart recipient on October 19, 1994
  • UNOS' Transplant Living Web site provides information, resources and support about the transplant process. Thanks to inspiring stories like theses, patients benefit from support, insight and encouragement from those who have traveled this path before them. View all stories of hope now >

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