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Jon De Rise with his wife Karen and son Michael, following Michael's life saving liver transplant. (Credit CBS 2)

For New York City Cop, Son’s Health Is The Best Father’s Day Gift He Can Get

Sunday will mark a very special Father’s Day for one Long Island family. Jon De Rise is a New York City police officer who has given his son the gift of life, not once, but twice.


Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Coach Gets Liver Transplant From Former Player Killed In Car Crash

Ed Mooney, 52, said Dan Glover, 24, was just the sort of person who would donate his organs.


Chris Mayer (R) meets Dan Dolan (L) (credit: CBS 2)

Heart Transplant Patient Helping Others Waiting For Organs

A young man is determined to use his second chance at life to help others through the agonizing wait for healthy organs.


Dionis Guerrero Baez (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Man Whose Family Was Killed In Plane Crash Still Fighting Leukemia

“My mother’s death and my two little sisters’ deaths, I would rather get cancer over again,” said Dionis Guerrero Baez.


Ali Gadit (credit: CBS 2)

Transplant Saves Baby Boy From Fatal Liver Disease

“He was diagnosed with a very rare disease neonatal hemochromatosis and speaking to the doctors, there’s been 30 cases in the last 20 yrs in the U.S.,” said father Hussain Gadit.


Four years ago, Jason Ray was struck by a car and killed - and he gave the gift of life to four New Jersey residents. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Residents Remember Former UNC Mascot’s Gift Of Life 4 Years Later

As North Carolina battles in the Prudential Center in Newark, hearts and minds will linger on Jason Ray, the former UNC mascot who gave the gift of life to four New Jersey residents.


Fairfield, Conn. resident Tim Sweeney will run his first marathon next month - thanks to a rare double lung transplant to treat his cystic fibrosis.

Man To Run NYC Marathon After Double Lung Transplant

A Connecticut man is running his first marathon next month. That might not sound unusual except for the fact that last fall he couldn’t walk across a room.


A determined Long Island mother decided to go on a year long campaign of diet and exercise in order to give her son a new kidney.

Determined Seaford Mom Donates Kidney To Son

A Seaford mom decided to go on a campaign of diet and exercise in order to give her son a new kidney.

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