Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore’s Liver Transplant Clinic Celebrates Organ Donors, Recipients

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Mercy's Dr. Paul Thuluvath addresses crowd at hospital's event to recognize liver donors, recipients.
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Newswise — The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, features a Liver Transplant Clinic which prepares patients both prior to and following liver transplant surgery (Mercy does not perform liver transplants). Each holiday season, the Clinic recognizes the patient participants with a special reception and dinner. This year’s event, held December 14th, 2016 in Mercy’s McAuley Plaza Conference Center, featured an especially powerful story involving one young man’s incredible gift.

Lutherville resident Ryan Shupert, 31, had donated a portion of his liver to his mother, Carolyn; sadly, only months later, Ryan died in a tragic incident in Ocean City, MD. As Ryan was an organ donor, his organs, including his heart, lungs, kidneys, and the remaining portion of his liver, were donated to five individuals (three women, one man, and one 3-year-old boy), several of whom were on hand for the Dec. 14th, 2016 event.

“I was very sick and we were the same blood type and we matched. He just came to me and said he would take care of me. He did,” Carolyn Shupert said.
The family is grateful their son’s memory lives on through others.
“We have the tragedy but to know that others live, I actually live because of him,” Carolyn added. Continue reading


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