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In the News

Children's 'Marv the Milkman' Gets a Lifesaving Delivery
December 8, 2010
Marv the Milkman, Seattle Children's beloved dietary associate Marvin Williams who dresses up to make the hospital less frightening for young patients, has received a very special gift — a kidney donated by a co-worker. Read more >>

Swedish’s Organ Transplant Surgeons Climb Mount Rainier Equipped with Social Media Backpack
September 1, 2010
A team from Swedish and LifeCenter Northwest are joining Swedish’s Andrew Precht, M.D., in climbing Mount Rainier in Washington state to raise awareness for organ transplantations on behalf of LifeCenter Northwest and Donate Life America.  Read more >>

Daughter Gives Kidney to Dad for Father's Day
June 18, 2010
A Seattle woman found the perfect Father's Day gift for her father, but it requires great sacrifice. She says her father is worth it. The father daughter relationship between Albert Behar and Lea Hanan is something to behold. Read more >>

Need for Organ Donations Expected to Grow
April 26, 2010
More than 1,200 people in Washington state are now on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, nearly 200 are waiting for a liver and scores more for pancreas, heart, lung and other organs. Dr. Marquis Hart, director of the Swedish Transplant Program, said that the need will likely only grow in the coming years as our population ages and the long-term effects of conditions like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic hepatitis lead to more cases of organ failure. Read more >>

Swedish Surgeon Organizes Mt. Rainier Climb of Organ Transplant Recipients, Including Former Olympic Medalist Snowboarder
July 13, 2009
In an effort to help raise awareness about the importance of organ donation, Swedish Organ Transplant Program surgeonAndrew Precht, M.D., organized a climb up 14,411-foot Mt. Rainier this past weekend involving some organ transplant recipients from around the country. Read more >>

'Take challenges, even if they're uncomfortable'
July 9, 2009
It’s a beautiful day up on Mt Rainier. The sun is shining, the wildflowers blooming. Hikers thirsty for a summit set off trekking. But this is not your average assembly of climbers. Read more >>

Disputed Liver Transplant Program Approved
July 11, 2008
The Washington Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a Department of Health decision allowing the hospital to begin the program on its First Hill campus. Swedish officials estimate the first procedures could start early next year. Read more >>

Swedish Medical Center to do Liver Transplants
July 11, 2008
Swedish Medical Center is expected to begin performing liver transplants early next year, after the state Supreme Court denied an appeal Thursday by the University of Washington Medical Center to remain the region's sole provider of the delicate procedure. Read more >>

Rare Double Swap Kidney Transplant a Success
October 10, 2006
In a carefully choreographed operation lasting over seven hours, surgeons at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle on Monday performed a rare simultaneous double kidney swap on two sets of brothers. Read more. >>

Swedish Wins Approval For Liver Transplant Program
July 7, 2004
Swedish Medical Center has won formal approval to establish a new adult liver transplant program on its First Hill Campus. Read more >>