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Author Gray, Sarah, 1973- author.

Title A life everlasting : the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science / Sarah Gray.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperOne, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  362.1783 GRA    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  362.196 GRA    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.1968 GRA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B GRAY, S. c.61  Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  362.1783 GRA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG GRAY, SARAH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  362.1783 GRAY    Check Shelf
Edition First edition
Description x, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Contents It Wasn't Supposed to Happen Like This -- Sophie's Choice, Backward at 100 mph -- Better Than Nothing -- Hello, Good-Bye -- Thomas's Ride -- Eli's Story -- Transplant Envy -- An Accidental Quest Begins--Schepens Eye Institute -- The Quest Continues--Duke -- The Quest Continues--Cytonet -- Out of My Comfort Zone -- Amalya's Story: Mortui vivos docent -- The Dance -- Sue's Story -- The Quest Isn't Over Yet--The University of Pennsylvania -- Who Was Afraid and Why -- From Donation to Discovery -- Mara's Story: A Sword and a Shield.
Summary "A donor mother's powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research. When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided she wanted his death--and life--to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas's organs. Due to his low birth weight, they would go to research rather than transplant. As transplant donors have the opportunity to meet recipients, Sarah wanted to know how Thomas's donation would be used. That curiosity fueled a scientific odyssey that leads Sarah to some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the country, including Harvard, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania. Pulling back the curtain of protocol and confidentiality, she introduces the researchers who received Thomas's donations, held his liver in their hands, studied his cells under the microscope. Sarah's journey to find solace and understanding takes her beyond her son's donations--offering a breathtaking overview of the world of medical research and the valiant scientists on the horizon of discovery. She goes behind the scenes at organ procurement organizations, introducing skilled technicians for whom death means saving lives, empathetic counselors, and the brilliant minds who are finding surprising and inventive ways to treat and cure disease through these donations. She also shares the moving stories of other donor families. A Life Everlasting is an unforgettable testament to hope, a tribute to life and discovery, and a portrait of unsung heroes pushing the boundaries of medical science for the benefit of all humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gray, Sarah, 1973- -- Health.
Gray, Thomas Ethan -- Health.
Anencephaly -- Patients -- Biography.
Mother and infant -- United States -- Biography.
Organ donors -- Biography.
MEDICAL -- Research.
ISBN 9780062438225 (hardback)
0062438220 (hardback)
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