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ABO living liver donor Brent Luper and transplant recipient Karen Luper

VCU Health performs rare liver transplant for the first time

VCU Health is one of the first in the country to perform a blood type incompatible liver transplant — part of an ongoing effort to increase patient access to lifesaving organs amid a national shortage.

Two women at a wedding celebrate

The Life of the Wedding Party

An altruistic donor becomes a bridesmaid for kidney recipient, celebrating life and love.

Edwin Foster and Edward "Rick" Foster Jr.

A Father and Son's Team of Heroes Through a Living Donor Liver Transplant

Edward Foster’s eighth child and youngest son, Edward “Rick” Foster Jr., heroically came to his rescue as a match to be his living liver donor. Then, the expert VCU Health team successfully performed the organization’s first living donor liver transplant in five years to restore Foster’s health.

Cameron Drake and his mother

Breaking Records and Saving Lives Through Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

After receiving the record-breaking 162nd kidney transplant for Hume-Lee Transplant Center in 2018, Cameron Drake, age 25, gained a new lease on life and even deeper connection to his mother, who was his living donor. 

Carinealius "Tyrees" Dandridge

1 Kidney Transplant, 1 Heart Transplant, 1 Rare Operation

Carlnealius “Tyrees” Dandridge successfully received an exceptional double transplant during a single operation to replace his failing heart and kidneys. 

Jasmine and Lionell Lewis

A Family’s Gift of Life Through a Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Since the age of 13, Lionel Lewis knew he would need a kidney transplant one day, but he didn’t know that his wife would be the one to save his life through living donation.

Astrid Cubas-Sanchez with her parents and doctor

A New Liver Gifts Hope and Healing

A genetic disease left 4-year-old Astrid Cubas-Sanchez suffering to live a normal childhood, but her liver transplant gave her the priceless gift of new hope and healing.

Transplant patient Jolie Dunham

Pain free and singing again

After years of pain and hospitalization, opera singer travels to Richmond for groundbreaking procedure.

Photo of Weldon Bradshaw, liver transplant recipient.

The Ultimate Gift

With his organs shutting down, Weldon Bradshaw receives a liver, just in the nick of time.

A New Perspective

Lori Wyatt, the mother of an organ donor experiences transplantation as a grateful recipient.

Paying It Forward

Thirty years after surviving a car accident, Ken Schuler donates his liver to save a stranger.

A Lasting Bond

A liver transplant provides John Snead with a chance at life — and a lifelong friend.

A Family Affair

A speedy kidney match gives Gail Farmer the chance to continue enjoying family outings.