Category: Transplantation


Diabetes tried to take many things away from Karin, but it couldn’t take her ambition.

What does life after a transplant look like for RuPauls Drag Race contestant Willow Pill?

“It tethered me to being alive, to something that had so much joy and life in it,” Willow said. 

TransplantLyfe Interview with Petter Björquist – CEO at VERIGRAFT

I chatted with Petter Björquist, one of the finalists for the CSL Behring Transplant Innovation Challenge, about …

TransplantLyfe Interview from Alisha with Denise

The transplant field is filled with many heartbreaking and inspiring stories. Some linger deep in the soul …

TransplantLyfe Chat Featuring Jacob

Throughout the whole process, with all it’s complex losses, Jacob says it is beyond worth it. He draws his inspiration from people who are doing what they love, living life to the fullest. 

TransplantLyfe Chat Featuring Amanda

Amanda received her first heart transplant at 15. While other kids her age were worrying about prom and which boy liked them, Amanda had bigger things at hand.

The Spiral into the Pit

I’ve thought of hundreds of ways to try and explain these fazes of despair and self-pity and all I can come up with is the age old cliché of the bottomless pit.

PTSD is real…and weird

If you had asked me even a few months ago if I carried any PTSD with me …


“I woke up and without even knowing the outside world existed, I knew I existed. I knew I was alive, and I felt light and nothing hurt anymore.”

Honest Thoughts on Connecting with the Transplant Community

The clock struck 2 AM, my face illuminated by the blue light cell phone glow. Visiting hours …