Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center holds transplant reunion for patients

FOX 29

Some people who got a second chance at life thanks to organ transplants came together in Cherry Hill tonight. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center held the celebration. Dozens of lives have been saved over the last several decades because of the donations.

"I call myself lucky because after my operation my first grandchild was born and I wanted him to know how lucky I was to meet him. All three of my grandchildren now call me lucky."

Neal Snyder feels right at home reunited with more than 100 patients like him who received organ transplants from Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. It was decades ago when he got a new kidney and pancreas after diabetic complications developed.

"First it was my vision, then it was my heart. I had open heart surgery. The stress of that surgery then affected my kidney function," he explained. Continue reading

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