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Having children after transplant: one mother’s story

Toronto, December 20, 2019

By Ana Gajic

Danielle had always wanted kids, but when she found out her kidneys were failing at age 29 she didn’t know what the future would hold.

Now, in the final installment of the #MyTXanniversary campaign, which celebrates our Kidney Transplant Program's 50th anniversary, Danielle reflects on her transplant, the importance of family, and her two wonderful children.


Danielle is the twelfth in a series of patients whose stories we’ve told this year to celebrate our Kidney Transplant Program's 50th anniversary.

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Danielle with her children, Lucas and Olivia.
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Danielle and her husband.
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Olivia and Lucas
It's called #MyTXanniversary, and we want to encourage more people to register as organ donors and highlight its patients and staff by sharing stories of their own transplant anniversaries. Past articles:

Sign up to be a donor, or check your registration status online today at our donor drive.

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