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December 8, 2011

Courier-Post Shares the Story of a Child Awaiting a Heart-Lung Transplant

courier-post-rileyReporter Christina Mitchell of the Courier-Post came to the Transplant Center at CHOP in December 2011 to meet Riley O'Brien. This 3 ½-year-old boy is courageously battling the effects of heterotaxy syndrome and complex congenital heart disease.

He is one of two children at CHOP who are waiting for a rare heart-lung transplant from a living donor. And it's been two years that Riley and his family have been hoping an appropriate donor would be found. 

Read more about the O'Briens' story and click through a slideshow of photos from the Courier-Post's visit with Riley. Are you an organ donor? Register through the Gift of Life Donor Program.

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