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Bob Aronson Patient Expert

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I am an eternally gratefull heart transplant recipient . Because of this experience I have dedicated the rest of my life to increasing the supply of transplantable organs. We must put an end to the unnecessary misery and dying. I have a website, OrOrgan Transplant Patients, Families and Friends at... Full Bio
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“His” Heart, My Life, My Story by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wrote this account of my life since receiving a heart transplant in hopes that others will benefit from my experiences.  Most of you who will have transplants will have  ... Read on »
“RockScar Love is where “Scars R Sexy” by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Amy Tippins spends every waking moment thinking about or doing something about organ donation, helping other people and spreading joy.   She is the creative genius behind ... Read on »
“Some Assembly Required”– The Most Terrifying Words Ever Written by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Introduction by Bob Aronson Story by Bob Huck This is a humor column.   While normally we delve into those topics that are of great interest to the donation/tr ... Read on »
“The Letter” How to Write to Your Donor Family by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Writing a personal letter of gratitude for an organ donation is the ultimate humbling experience. How do you begin to thank  someone for saving your life? Words don’t seem ... Read on »
“First Person Consent” Can Increase Organ DonationMarch 22, 2009 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the March 2009 edition of the Virtual Mentor The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics has published a paper in support of “First Person Consent,” a concept th ... Read on »
“I may have a new heart for you”November 4, 2007 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dr.Hosenpud’s call to my cell phone from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida was totally unexpected.  I had only been on the waiting list for thirteen day ... Read on »
“When I’m Dead I Don’t Need My Organs Any More”February 11, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sometimes I’m amazed at just how eloquent people can be in a time of tragedy.   The following language was written by the wife of an organ donor and sent as a comment on o ... Read on »
23% of Donors Can’t Pay For A TransplantJune 10, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine . I have written before about the inequality of the organ transplant system but the following information caused me and I hope you, too, to consider the topic again.   ... Read on »
50 Inspirational Quotes About Kindness, Courage and Compassion by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Introduction by Bob Aronson (Attribution is given with each quote) S ometimes the saying the right thing in the right tone at the right time can have a powerful i ... Read on »
50 Ways to Add Years to Your Life (From Men’s Health) by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From Men’s Health Magazine 50 Ways to add years to your life Overview We’ve been told that the only sure things are death and taxes. But just as creati ... Read on »
60% of People Who Smoke Will Die From it — But You Can Quit! by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Besides causing cancer and any one of a number of other health problems, smoking can destroy organs like the heart and lungs and can seriously damage or destroy others.  ... Read on »
76 Inspirational Quotes to Help Make Your Day Better* by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Being a pre or post transplant patient a donor or donor family or a caregiver can be very difficult.  Sometimes just a good word or two can make the difference between a g ... Read on »
A Better Way to Combat Obesity by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Obesity is now the second leading preventable cause of death in our country. It is linked to sixty chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart dise ... Read on »
A Day in the Life of a Cystic Fibrosis Patient by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bob Aronson, the Author of most of these posts, does not  have CF.  He suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a distant cousin of CF but related in the ... Read on »
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LIVER TRANSPLANT TEAM by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Most of us have little contact with our transplant teams.  We meet the surgeon and perhaps a coordinator but very few others and once the transplant surgery is over, we ar ... Read on »
A Funny Bone Transplant by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are nearing the holidays.  Thanksgiving is comming up, followed by Christmas, Las Posadas, Hanukkah , Boxing day, Kwanzaa and the new year, 2013. It is a time when ... Read on »
A Life Needs Saving Right Now. Will You Help? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Most often I write about transplants that almost everyone has heard of like heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas.  Today is different though. This is about how a new di ... Read on »
A Promise Broken — The Arizona 98 Video by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Today, January 6, 2011 we learned of the death of another of the Arizona 98 — now there are 96.  Out of respect for their memory we will continue to call our organization ... Read on »
A Proposal To Legalize the Sale of Human Organs by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By  Bob Aronson Plan by David F. Diamond The story of the organ shortage is all too familiar; supply just can’t catch demand.  Since 1984 when Te ... Read on »
A Two-Tier Approach to Increase Organ DonationMay 13, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine   When a human organ is recovered and transplanted everyone involved gets paid, the physicians, the hospital and the OPO, and they deserve it.   The donor or donor’ ... Read on »