SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2012 - A living, unrelated kidney transplant involving two former co-workers - and now grandmothers - from Anchorage, AL, will take place at Swedish/First Hill on Monday, Oct. 8. The two women - Judie Wolfe (donor) and Terri Teas (recipient) - recently shared their compelling story with the Anchorage Daily News.
Now, two Seattle television stations - KCPQ (Channel 13, FOX) and KING (Channel 5, NBC) - are going to interview Judie, Terri and Swedish Organ Transplant Medical Director Marquis Hart, M.D., for stories that will air tonight during their evening newscasts.
This year marks the 40-year anniversary of Swedish Organ Transplant. Since 1972, program staff have helped facilitate more than 1,960 organ transplants, about 1,830 or which have been isolated kidney transplants. Over the past four decades the program has progressively expanded and now performs pancreas as well as liver transplants.
For more information about registering to be an organ donor - as well as living, unrelated organ transplants - visit LifeCenter Northwest's web site at www.lcnw.org.
- To view the story KCPQ TV aired Oct. 4 and to read the transcript, click here.
- To read a related article The Daily Mail in London, England posted on their web site Oct. 5, click here.
- To read a related article that ABCNews.com posted on their home page under National Headlines on Oct. 7, click here.
- To read a related article posted Oct. 7 on The Huffington Post's web site, click here.
- To read a related article posted Oct. 8 on the Alaska Disptach web site, click here.
- To read a related article posted Oct. 8 on FOXNews.com, click here.